Modern Warfare 3 to Support Dedicated Servers

Modern Warfare 3 to Support Dedicated Servers

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Activision has essentially greenlit mods for Modern Warfare 3; hopefully it hasn't greenlit cheating as well.

PC gamers have a reason to be happy: Activision and Infinity Ward have listened to their feedback about dedicated servers in the Call of Duty games, and will be including them in Modern Warfare 3. What's more, unlike Black Ops' dedicated servers, it won't cost a dime to run one.

Writing on his blog, Activision's Dan Amrich said that there had been a lot of complaints about cheaters on the PC in the original Modern Warfare, which had prompted Infinity Ward to try something different for Modern Warfae 2. Infinity Ward's solution, IWNet, wasn't as popular as it could have been, leaving Infinity Ward to go back to the drawing board. In the meantime, Treyarch had supported dedicated servers in Black Ops, but people objected to having to rent them, rather than just running their own.

Amrich said that there wasn't an ideal solution to the dedicated server issue, but that hardcore fans had made their preference known in no uncertain terms. This is great news for the PC Call of Duty community, as it gives PC gamers back the level of control they've grown accustomed to, as well as enabling them to make all the mods they like.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes out for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 8th.

Source: One of Swords

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So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

Brilliant.

People are still going to find some other reason to bitch about the game though.

wooty:
So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

I'm good. battlefield already has my money. Thanks for trying.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

Your being rather optomistic now arnt you? I would put my money on MW3 selling double what Skyrim does.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

wooty:
So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

...which happens three days later. Didn't really think that one through, did you?

Personally, I'll skip and get Skyrim instead. You raise a fun question, though... which will sell more?

Finnaly something worth adding to these games. You now may have sold me the game. Hope this keeps up.

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An actual good decision from Activision? Wow. Fitting sign is fitting. Now let's see if they also give it a good campaign like they did CoD4.

lacktheknack:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

wooty:
So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

...which happens three days later. Didn't really think that one through, did you?

Personally, I'll skip and get Skyrim instead. You raise a fun question, though... which will sell more?

SgtFoley:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

Your being rather optomistic now arnt you? I would put my money on MW3 selling double what Skyrim does.

Because of how much Bethesda loves their PC base, and how little Activision loves theirs, Skyrim will outsell MW3 overall, but it will be close.

It makes me sad that it's news when a developer includes a "feature" that has been standard with PC gaming since its beginning.

That wasn't a stab at The Escapist's news reporting or anything, just at the state of the industry in general.

All that happens when you lock the dev console away and remove dedicated servers is that the hackers get their admin tools anyway and the server host can't do anything to kick them.

lacktheknack:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

wooty:
So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

...which happens three days later. Didn't really think that one through, did you?

Personally, I'll skip and get Skyrim instead. You raise a fun question, though... which will sell more?

Modern Warfare 3, easily. The last Elder Scrolls game was released in 2006 and CoD has been right at the forefront of the industry since Modern Warfare was released in 2008-ish. I'll be getting Skyrim though.

Yay! People will stop whining and bitching about this all the time!

Seriously though, this is good news because it means that Activision at least gives half a damn, if not a whole one, about the consumer.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Because of how much Bethesda loves their PC base, and how little Activision loves theirs, Skyrim will outsell MW3 overall, but it will be close.

On the PC it will probably sell more since CoD is not a very popular PC title. Overall it doesnt stand a chance in hell.

That is not exactly entirely true. Cod is popular on the PC its just that PC gamers prefer to pirate it then actually purchase the game.

Well that's nice. Maybe someone can make a mod that's adds some innovation to the series, so I guess MW3 may not be the stagnated puddle I originally predicted it would be.

NameIsRobertPaulson:

wooty:
So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

skyrim outsell a COD game, bahahahahahahaha
never happen. Sure you rpg nuts may have to have it, but your vastly outnumbered by the couch gaming majority who don't even use sites like this.

You really want to bet an elder scrolls game will even get near the 13 million bar call of duty has reached.

Hmmm... dedicated servers and mod support out of the box?, is this seriously the same Activision we're talking about?

TestECull:
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An actual good decision from Activision? Wow. Fitting sign is fitting. Now let's see if they also give it a good campaign like they did CoD4.

I laugh everytime I see that because I know it's a real place.

SgtFoley:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

Because of how much Bethesda loves their PC base, and how little Activision loves theirs, Skyrim will outsell MW3 overall, but it will be close.

On the PC it will probably sell more since CoD is not a very popular PC title. Overall it doesnt stand a chance in hell.

That is not exactly entirely true. Cod is popular on the PC its just that PC gamers prefer to pirate it then actually purchase the game.

That's part of it, BUT the main part is the popularity. Whether it's because they don't want to give money to Activision, which pirating it just makes you look like a hypocrite, or the kind of people who pirate it are the kinds who want to play it but not pay for it, I can't say. If you look at the steam statistics, more people on a daily basis still play Counter Strike, and for good reason in my opinion at least

Yeah, nomods really helped cheating in MW2. *rolleyes*
Looks like activision is working hard to earn that street cred, after it had a "31" tattooed on it's backend.

Didn't read;Don't care
It's good that PC is getting some more support. Being what it is, it raises no interest in me. Though i got to hand over just a little street cred for it. I do give alms to the poor once in a few years.

Well, still not getting it... But it was fun cheating and modding MW2

wooty:
So they learned their lesson ay?

Well, at least they have staved off the mass protests and boycotts of this game that were so effective the last time around and helped hamper the overall sales of MW2........right?

No, everyone went and bought MW2 for the PC after their friends said "So? What do I care?" and bought the game.

crepesack :
I'm good. battlefield already has my money. Thanks for trying.

Same here hombre

[Lowers the coffin into the grave]

Sorry to say,but I think you milked poor Bessie here to death. I lost interest when competitive balance flew out the window on the Hind.

I think this attract the moding community back to CoD since Battlefield 3 doesn't have mods.

Congratulations Activision, you've just won 50 bucks.

However, if the servers are just like the ones in CoD 4, as I've heard, that means that we will have more control over the servers in MW3 then in Battlefield 3, who probably won't deliver either server tools or mod-tools.

Oh the irony.

It's a step.

A tiny baby step, but it's a step.

Tharwen:

lacktheknack:

NameIsRobertPaulson:

I tried laughing, but even that seemed useless. For all the sturm und drang people will give this (SUCKS SO HARDCORE, NEVER PLAY IT, BOYCOTT IT WITH ME), it will still outsell every game this year till Skyrim comes out.

...which happens three days later. Didn't really think that one through, did you?

Personally, I'll skip and get Skyrim instead. You raise a fun question, though... which will sell more?

Modern Warfare 3, easily. The last Elder Scrolls game was released in 2006 and CoD has been right at the forefront of the industry since Modern Warfare was released in 2008-ish. I'll be getting Skyrim though.

The hype from Skyrim is EXPONENTIALLY larger than MW3, though. It's hype versus casual buyers, at this point. (And yes, I'm labeling MW3 as "casual", as over half the players I know don't play ANYTHING else.)

Personally I think MW3 is going to sell alot more than Skyrim in the first few days but that's just my opinion based on the games being two completely different genre types. I'm going to stay away from COD this time probably until it's cheaper unless I don't bother though I don't know about Skyrim yet as I'm just playing Oblivion and unless Bethesda fix stealth and lock picking as well as some other things... I might not get it either.

lacktheknack:

The hype from Skyrim is EXPONENTIALLY larger than MW3, though. It's hype versus casual buyers, at this point. (And yes, I'm labeling MW3 as "casual", as over half the players I know don't play ANYTHING else.)

The last two Call Of Duty games have sold more than any other game in history. Modern Warfare 2 broke industry records, then Black Ops broke them again. Blops sold 7 million copies in the first 24 hours of its release. Oblivion took nearly a year to sell 3 million, not even half that.

There's definitely more hype on the Escapist for Skyrim, but that's because of the Escapist's demographic. People here tend to be hardcore gamers, who enjoy RPGs and look down on 'casual' shooters. Elsewhere, you'll see massive amounts of hype for MW3 and nary a mention of Skyrim. Overall, as popular as Skyrim will be, there's no way it's going to outsell Modern Warfare 3. The Elder Scrolls are popular, but not that popular.

Well, I probably won't be getting MW3 anyway but that's a reason for me to get it over BF3, living in Chile means that the closest Gameservers servers I can access are in Brazil, and if I want a spanish-speaking server I have to play in a Mexican server. Playing Bad Company 2 with a minimum of 150ms ping wasn't a great experience, Frostbite 1.5's infamous hit registration didn't help either.

I hope DICE ends up supporting player-run Dedicated Servers, but I'm not holding my breath.

 

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