Treyarch has confirmed that it will open the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops up for player modding after launch.
Announcing the mod tools on the official forum (via PC Gamer), a Treyarch developer said that creating them was a "non-trivial" amount of work and would have to wait until after the game was finished.
The developer console will be available to PC players, too.
"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," said the developer, going by the handle 'pcdev'.
"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."
Call of Duty: Black Ops will be released on 9th November.