Battlefield 4 is on the way later this year, and if PC gamers were wondering about the opportunity to run mods, DICE's general manager, Karl-Magnus Troedsson, has cleared things up. Sadly there won't be any mods available in Battlefield 4, as DICE has no plans at all to support them. However, all is not entirely lost for future games as the studio finds mods "very interesting."
Speaking in a recent interview, Troedsson had the following to say when asked about mod support in BF4:
We get that question a lot. I always answer the same thing, and then the community calls me bad names. We get the feedback, we understand it. We also would like to see more player-created content, but we would never do something like this if we feel we couldn’t do this 100 percent. That means we need to have the right tools available, we need to have the right security around this regarding what parts of the engine we let loose, so to say. So for BF4 we don’t have any planned mod support, I have to be blunt about saying that. We don’t.
So, no mods in BF4 now, but he then further went on to say:
But it is something that we are thinking about for the future, where we are going with the product, et cetera. So user-created content is something that’s very interesting to us, but I’m sorry to say that we will not have mod support in BF4.
When asked to elaborate, Troedsson said DICE is thinking about the future of the Battlefield franchise. As one of the largest series around, DICE is constantly talking about where it can take Battlefield. One of those possibilities would be to add in mod support, and from the sound of things, it could be with the next iteration of Battlefield. That's down the road, however, but certainly something to look forward to when the time comes.