Modern Warfare fansite bashandslash. With dedicated servers and the server browser that comes with them replaced with custom-built matchmaking, PC gamers will have an online experience functionally identical to console players. Among other things, this means that clans can't run their own servers with their own mods and rulesets for their own private or public, if they feel like crushing some scrubs for giggles use.
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Developer Infinity Ward has been attempting to calm fan anger over the announcement that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will not feature dedicated servers, although so far to little effect - with the online petition against the decision currently at over , signatures. The lack of dedicated servers is due to a new propriety matchmaking service called IWNet, which was announced by Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling in a podcast over the weekend. The response was immediately negative, leading to Bowling posting a new more detailed overview of IWNet on his blog.
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Written by Joe Martin. Tags: bowling call-of-duty cod dedicated-servers fourtwozero iwnet modern-warfare-2 mw2. Companies: infinity-ward steam. Activision has hinted that the Call of Duty series may be getting a third developer outside of Treyarch and Infinity Ward. Valve has revealed how digital distribution is shaking up the industry in terms of online sales and pricing. Login Register.
One thing you pay dearly for prizing away from PC enthusiasts is control, but that's just what Infinity Ward's risking by moving Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer servers in-house. The decision, which broke in an October 17 podcast with fan site BashandSlash , involves swapping traditional do-it-yourself PC matchmaking servers for autocratic console-style centralization According to Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling , on the other hand, IWNET "takes the benefits of dedicated servers and allows them to be utilized and accessed by every player, out of the box, while removing the barrier to entry for players unaware of how to maintain a server on their own. A word about Modern Warfare 2: It's the most important first-person military shooter Infinity Ward's ever made Activision's betting the farm on its success If it flops, therefore, expect human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, etc. But it might flail around some on the PC side if the over , people who signed this petition endorsing dedicated servers are serious. The petition couldn't be simpler: "Get Infinity Ward to review their decision not to allow fully dedicated servers for their forthcoming game release CoD:MW2.