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No mod tools for Fallout 3

No mod tools for Fallout 3

Fallout 3 will not ship with any developer tools for the PC, and console mods are completely out.

Bethesda has confirmed that there will definitely be no developer tools for mod-makers shipped with the PC version of the upcoming Fallout 3.

The developer of the sequel to Interplay's widely renowned post-apocalyptic RPG series has not ruled out the possibility of developer tools shipping in the future, but says that there is no chance of any modding tools coming to the console version in the future.

Speaking to fans on the Bethesda forums, Todd Howard confirmed that there is a possibility of developer toolset being made available as a free download, but nothing was confirmed.

"It will definitely not be included on the disk...If and when one is available it will be a free download. I wish I could promise that an editor will be coming and when, but I can't," said Howard.

"As far as consoles go, that's not happening for this game and user content. It's something we keep talking about with Microsoft and Sony, but there are a lot of barriers there right now, from delivery to security."

Howard went on to explain that though he would love to see PC-made content made available on consoles, but that there are too many barriers on consoles which prevent this from becoming a possibility.

Todd then went on to explain that a number of the mechanics featured in Fallout 3 would be similar to those in [i]Oblivion, but with a more focused story. Check our Fallout 3 preview for more details, or let us know what you think in the forums.

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Cobalt 10th July 2008, 12:20 Quote
Bethesda games practically require mod tools. They don't seem to be able to make them quite right by themselves. Even the much acclaimed Morrowind needed a bit of love from the mod community. Oblivion is barely worth playing at all without one or other of the major overhauls (or all of them for those using FCOM).
bowman 10th July 2008, 12:31 Quote
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Howard went on to explain that though he would love to see PC-made content made available on consoles, but that there are too many barriers on consoles which prevent this from becoming a possibility.
Oh, yeah, you would love marketing the user-made content by PC users for your console versions, and simultaneously take away one of the advantages the consoles haven't stolen already. I bet. I just bet.

What a bunch of console sellouts.
g3n3tiX 10th July 2008, 13:56 Quote
They just shot themselves in the foot.

Most of quite successful games have user created content, which was made because the tools were easily available : half life, Morrowind (great stuff to expand the playtime of the game), Source games (where would garrysmod be without the Source SDK ?), Oblivion, Neverwinter Nights, and so on and so forth.
Just because it won't be used for consoles, their main market, they won't bother to make it.
How foolish.
liratheal 10th July 2008, 13:59 Quote
IF the mod tools make it out shortly after the game (And I'm talking a month or two here) then they MIGHT get away with it.

Otherwise I can see this game earning more hate than love from the mod community.
TurtlePerson2 10th July 2008, 15:03 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
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Howard went on to explain that though he would love to see PC-made content made available on consoles, but that there are too many barriers on consoles which prevent this from becoming a possibility.
Oh, yeah, you would love marketing the user-made content by PC users for your console versions, and simultaneously take away one of the advantages the consoles haven't stolen already. I bet. I just bet.

What a bunch of console sellouts.

Oh come on. If consoles are able to have user developed content then there's no reason they shouldn't have it. Wishing malevolence on the console community isn't a good way to help the PC gaming community.

Personally I don't think that I've ever bought a game even thinking about the mods that will come later on. Those just help to extend the life of the game, which is something that console companies don't want. They want to sell you a game then sell you another soon because they lose money on the hardware and they need to make money on the software.
Veles 10th July 2008, 15:18 Quote
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Originally Posted by Cobalt
Even the much acclaimed Morrowind needed a bit of love from the mod community.

Not really, yeah better heads/bodies was great when the game started to show it's age, but I thought that the core game was great, I never bothered putting any gameplay mods on there.
Lepermessiah 10th July 2008, 16:58 Quote
Sigh, Bethesda keep distancing from the PC community mroe and more. They keep making Fallout 3 look like it will be a disaster and this does not help.
Timmy_the_tortoise 10th July 2008, 17:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lepermessiah
Sigh, Bethesda keep distancing from the PC community mroe and more. They keep making Fallout 3 look like it will be a disaster and this does not help.

All the better a situation in which to come out with an absolute CORKER of a game.
Zurechial 10th July 2008, 18:48 Quote
Epic fail.
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