COD Modern Warfare 2 PC Will Not Have Dedicated Server Support!
After hearing this news a couple of days ago, I was left speechless. The lack of dedicated servers for a PC FPS game is unthinkable.
“The developer said recently that the PC version will not include code for dedicated multiplayer servers, instead relying on a yet to be revealed, peer-to-peer matchmaking service called IWNET.
‘We’re building in our own matchmaking so you can get in there and play with players your same rank,” said Infinity Ward’s creative strategist, Robert Bowling, during a BashAndSlash.com podcast. “You’re completely reliant on IW.net, and there are no dedicated servers or server lists.’
The news hasn’t gone down well, with nearly 97,000 gamers asking the developer ‘to review their decision not to allow fully dedicated servers for their forthcoming game release COD: MW2. Remember that this Call Of Duty was made popular by PC gamers who have supported the series throughout’.”
More information can be found at the original source: http://www.edge-online.com/news/infinity-ward-responds-to-100k-strong-modern-warfare-2-pc-petition
After some visits to Infinity Ward’s public discussion forum, I discovered that the outrage in the PC community is not at all exaggerated. In fact, many players and teams who have been eagerly awaiting for the release of MW2 have declared that they will cancel their preorders and boycott the game entirely. As of October 22nd 7:00pm, the number of signatures in the petition is at 140,000, and is still growing.
LINK TO PETITION —> http://www.petitiononline.com/cod6/petition.html
I urge you all to sign it, even 360 and PS3 gamers. If Activision is willing to sacrifice the satisfaction of PC players for profit, they will be willing to go further…