Originally Posted by thiru
Go spend a few days in the TES forums and think about what you just said and how dumb it would be of Bethesda to do that.
Besides, so far, every TES Construction Set Bethesda has provided us isn't just a "modding tool", it's the very tools Bethesda itself uses to create the game. It doesn't cost anything to make it available.
Why would i go to a forum that is basically a bunch of diehards for modding tes games and suggest that the new one not have modding, and expect anything but castration.
This is an entirely new engine not based on Gamebryo. Which means their construction tools also had to be created all new. I doubt that making sure they were mod friendly was at the top of their list, when they went about creating all their new tools and programs to do things.
For all we know it could be something similar to frostbite 2 engine, and it takes days for their computers to bake an entire build, and would take weeks on a regular computer and crash or not run at all.
console sales for bethsoft greatly outnumber the pc sales of their games, so creating tools usable by the public isnt a priority anymore.