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This weekend the FourZeroTwo Twitter page had good news for PC gamers: "No delay on PC for Modern Warfare 2." The tweet written by Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling also states there will be Prestige Mode and Steam support with minimum specifications to be released soon.The bad news? On a podcast released by Call of Duty fansite Bash and Slash, Bowling said matchmaking within MW2 would rely on proprietary server technology called IWNet that will not allow users to host their own dedicated servers. Mods and custom maps may be unlikely as well. As the news spread over the weekend, PC gamers have taken to forums to encourage canceling pre-orders. An online petition that has received nearly 65,000 e-signatures wants Infinity Ward to review the decision on dedicated servers. We have reached out to publisher Activision for comment and are awaiting a response.
PC gamers, what are your thoughts?
I'm no PC gamer, but I do think that it's a bit troubling to hear them working more on one console than the other. That always drives me a little nuts.
Honestly, PC gamers have it pretty nice and have had for quite some time. Cheaper games.. free community mods, etc, etc. While I agree it isn't positive when they have features on a specific console vs another, but this is basically swinging things to be more even with home theater consoles vs PCs and I honestly don't think that's necessarily bad. I haven't understood why the price is different between skus to begin with. A bit of a reality check, I'd say =p
Already signed the petition. Modern Warfare was almost perfect and this BS about no dedicated servers is going to really alienate PC gamers. I guess that there may be a few positives about console like severs, but part of the fun of PC gaming is the customization of servers. If we just wanted to play by the rules that the developers wanted us to play by, we'd get these games for consoles!
On another note, I do despise Activision CEO Bobby Kotick's business model.. he's the epitome of the evil businessman. However, I'm surprised they've been allowing revenue to slip through their fingers in regards to PC games for as long as they have.. all companies included.
This is just plain ugly. Mods and custom maps are the only thing that makes the pc version exciting.
Ohhh booo-hoo! They get games $10 cheaper, never pay for DLC(Fallout 3), get the latest graphics on their games. They shouldn't need servers and mods to enjoy the game.
PC gamers in my opinion have always been a little stuck up and a tad snobby. They get free map packs, cheaper games, free services, and yet, they don't get one thing that they want, and they throw a fit and sign a petition 65,000 strong, cancel pre-orders, and make a whole bunch of wild shenagins.
Spoiled little pansies I say.
Its not a question of being spoiled, the PC community is nothing comparable to the console community. If I want to buy a console game, I will, but what I won't do is buy a console game for a PC, and Activision/Infinity Ward are trying to sell a console game to PC gamers. Now if they are too lazy to make modern Warfare 2 the real sequel to CoD 4 Modern Warfare (Best selling FPS, I wonder why?) Then not only will they lose a lot of money from PC gamers boycotting the game, but also the resellers like Amazon and Play will be losing money too. Not counting the lack of dedicated servers will be a loss of money for all the companies that host dedicated servers.
Put it this way, if McDonalds suddenly said they were going to replace the beef in their burgers with soja, would you just sit back and keep buying, or would you stand up and say "whats this crap, I'm not buying that"?
I think that this isn't such a bad idea because most of the people playing moded games end up winning while the other bearly get to play at all. So this can either be good for some people who just want to play by the rules and kill people the honest way. But then for the others that just want to get there stats up its gonna be bad. So it all the depends on how u think for yourself. But for me I think this is better that way people can kill each other the way it was ment to be. This can also add a more realistic feel to the game also. So in my opinion I think this is a GOOD THING.
IW just spit in the face of the PC community. Why wouldnt you let us have dedicated servers. And if you have a good reason why did you leak the news three weeks till launch. No preorder for me thanks.Ill just rent it and play the single player then return it because multiplayer is going to be a joke.
Oh btw all you console players thinking we dont have a right to defend our chosen platform, the PC, join us and see how much better it is. Maybe then youll understand.
I honestly mainly played MW for the singleplayer, but I understand how bad of a move this was on IW's part.
Doubtful anyone is reading this post now as its old news. But in any case. If you like console game so be it. I play on pc and enjoy it immensely. The company said one thing and did another. We dont buy it and wont buy it and wont buy console games for our kids. Like someone else said ... rent it play single player and return it. IW loses and in the wings is a game developer who will fill the market for us. COD will go the way of Medal of Honor... an old unplayed game. Too bad as we were loyal to the series. Bye Bye IW!... activision and whoever else has their hand out.
We want community. Which is pretty hard to do when you dont have somewhere you can go and play with the people you like and know from past and present games. Give us servers Macs have them!
this is to those console gamers for beratting us pc gamers...pc's cost a whole lot more than consoles do. So i don't see any problem with us getting free map packs and getting to make modded servers and such.
This is to bazzbro88--The fallout dlc's weren't free
I think iw should keep the old system of dedicated servers going and having the option to use iwnet if we so chose to
Okay... I really the second person who posted. So you don't get to run rampant with the game and mod and hack into the future, but you really shouldn't be doing that anyways. If they want to have control over their game then by god they can have control over it, they put work into something for your sake. It's really not fair for you all to sit hear and b*tch at them because they want you to actually USE what THEY put a couple of years of work into. Personally if I was in their position and all I saw was custom maps being played and none of the ones I made anywhere to be seen it would be rather disheartening.
HOWEVER, at the same time I understand that you probably sprung a lot more for that gaming computer that I did for my PS3 and 360 combined. I feel that they should have kept designated hosting because the consoles are poster children, so to speak, for what is wrong for proprietary server hosting and game-designated hosts. It is nearly impossible to utilize the Ground War game mode in Cod: 4. Perhaps they could have found a way to allow dedicated hosts without all the changes that everyone always makes to the game.
broseph, you PC guys can get anything for free. Your online forum is the INTERNET, the whole thing. It may not be legal, but it's out there and you don't have to pay for online services. Oh, and when games die they get posted up for everyone to play. And there aren't any console games that you can install on one system, burn a copy of the disc for play use, and install it on another person's. So you got that. And PC games are right around $20 dollars cheaper now. With the average PC game selling for $39.99 and most console games that aren't crud fests selling for $59.99. You guys get collectors addition for the same price as we regular games. Truth is, if you wind up buy 10 games for 20 dollars you've saved
*$200. Over time that adds up to more than pay for your system investment.
We are a family of gamers with several friends who are gamers. We have a PS3, but we are being driven away from the PS3 game market by the poor quality of games (constant gratuitous profanity and gore) and the absence of support for 4-player offline cooperative play.
Infinity Ward gives us no reason to consider buying CoD MW2.
I hate to break it to you, but it is quite possible to pirate console games.
We also, as PC gamers, pay several hundreds, sometimes thousands, more for our systems, and that is why we pay less for the games themselves. Both Sony and Microsoft take a loss on each XBOX 360 and PS3 sold, that extra $10-$20 goes directly to the console manufacturer.
As to not paying for online services? Unless you are on the XBOX then neither are you, and if you are on XBOX you are the exception, not the rule. PC gamers also have to pay for access to the Microsoft Live service.