Activision Announces Dedicated Servers For Modern Warfare 3 On PC
If you grew up playing first-person shooters on PC like a lot of us, you’ve likely been none too happy with the trend of peer-to-peer matchmaking services replacing the traditional dedicated servers of yesteryear. In a bid to win back scorned PC players (the last Infinity Ward-developed Call of Duty, Modern Warfare 2, used P2P much to the chagrin of the PC community), Activision announced today at Gamescom that Modern Warfare 3 would feature dedicated servers, though they worry about the prevalence of cheating with such an open online structure.
The concern is mainly over Call of Duty Elite, the upcoming social network for the popular series which currently supports Black Ops in beta. Through the Elite service, Activision is planning to host numerous official contests post-launch to feature millions of dollars that they’ve budgeted for real-world prizes. As Activision stated, “If you don’t win something, you’ll know someone who has.”
On the topic of Elite, a Beachhead Studios employee working on the service told Eurogamer that in addition to the planned website, tablet, and mobile versions of the service, Activision would debut a “console app,” which will allow players to jump out of the game and into the app right on their consoles to check stats and communicate with clan members before jumping back in.
With so much at stake, cheaters are a definite concern for the publishing giant. As such, representatives say that the game will not ship without being able to ensure a fair fighting experience for all players.
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