EA has a variety of games that have received fan mods over the years. For projects like Battlefield 2142 and Battlefield 3, modders create unique add-ons to improve the gameplay, and in one of the recent mods for Star Wars Battlefront 2, they added heroes from the series “The Mandalorian”.
All of these mods are fan-made and often difficult to find in one place. But if EA decides to create a service described in one of the discovered patents, then future mods for the company’s games may be more accessible to all players.
The patent says the system can contain information about the mod and provide players with easy access to it without having to download a developer kit or game source data. There is also information that this mod distribution system may provide an official toolkit for mod creation.
Of course, this is just a patent – it doesn’t have to be that the company is actually working on it. But fans of mods would definitely like a convenient system of accessing them, for example, directly from Origin.