When Modern Warfare 2 ended up not allowing modding despite hints of the possibility out of Infinity Ward, fans were dismayed. Well now it appears Treyarch is looking to bring the modding scene back to the series. A few days ago, Treyarch member Cesar Stastny, aka pcdev, made the following post on the official Call of Duty: BlackOps forums:
We plan to open the game up for modding sometime post-launch. We do not know yet to what extent you will be able to mod the game. There are some purely technical issues related to engine and internal tool enhancements that do not easily fit the modtools paradigm. We have looked at it close enough to see that it is non-trivial and we will have to pick it up again post-launch. Right now we are completely focused on finishing the game.
And, dev console: confirmed.
As the post mentions, the modtools won't be available until after launch, and at this time there is no indication exactly how long it will take. Still, this is welcome news for the community as mods are able to open up new dimensions to the game through the creativity of enthusiasts.
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