Developer Treyarch has delivered some fairly exciting Black Ops 3 news today in an announcement that is sure to get Call of Duty’s PC community amped up for the game’s big release this Friday.
On the studio’s official community website, Director of Development Cesar Stastny revealed the team’s goal to provide modding and mapping tools to Black Ops 3’s PC gamers by March of next year.
“Yes, you read that right…” he wrote. “We’ve still got a lot of work left to do, but here’s our current plan.”
- “You will be able to create Maps & Game Modes and more!”
- “We will include Unranked Dedicated Server Files with the tools so you can run servers with modded content anywhere you choose.”
- “We will provide an Unranked Server Browser so you can easily find and join servers with modded content.”
- “Closed Alpha target date: March 2016”
According to Stastny, there is “much more news to come including updates on Open Beta timing.” Those interested can look forward to periodically published developer blogs that will outline the studio’s plans.
He also stressed that some things could change during development, as not all things go according to plan. “Sometimes features slip or drop off altogether, sometimes they get replaced with other, more awesome features as we hit into limitations of our original plans,” he said.
If Treyarch delivers, this means pretty big things for the game’s lifespan on PC, so we’re very curious to see how it will fit in with Call of Duty’s yearly release schedule and if future titles will receive similar support.
Are you a Call of Duty player that lives on PC? What’s your take on the news?