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Call of Duty: Ghosts executive producer Mark Rubin took to Twitter today to address an oft-asked question about Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer. If you have been asking for dedicated multiplayer servers, you'll have them.
"I wanted to give a quick update on some of the work that has been done to improve everyone’s online experience," Rubin writes. "We’ve already mentioned dedicated servers as part of the overall plan to improve connectivity. Dedicated servers will be used on current gen, next gen and PC with Ghosts. And, in order to make sure that people have the best possible experience regardless of platform, location or connection, Ghosts will be using a hybrid system of dedicated servers and listen servers."
While not specifically mentioning platforms, Rubin implies that Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 will all have the advantage of dedicated servers. Additionally, Rubin addresses matchmaking in his post. "There is also some great new tech in the matchmaking system that will place players in matches that have the best combined overall connectivity performance," he says.
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Our TakeInfinity Ward and Activision haven't always supported dedicated servers, in part due to piracy and cheating concerns. The fact that Call of Duty: Ghosts will have them across platforms is because of fan service. PC players in particular prefer dedicated servers, and Activision offering them shows an investment in that community.
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Ok, not really.
This might be the change I need to start playing this series again.
I'm just happy to see the Wii U on that list. Now that I became someone who plays Call of Duty, thanks to my typical "let's try something new with the new console" mentality, I'm looking forward to some more Wii U gunning this winter.
Looks like the Aperture logo on that gun in front of the red dot sight's base.
So basically this caters to everyone. If you are in high traffic areas (cities) and with a good connection, u will most likely be on dedicated. If not, you will still be able to play. And also, when the inevitable disconnection of the servers happen, we will still be able to play PvP. BEST NEWS HANDS DOWN. Don't care if you like or hate this game. This is an awesome way of handling gaming over the internet
That would be pretty nice if Playstation finally got something cool for Call of Duty. I can do with delayed map packs since I rarely play the DLC, but when it was announced PC and XBONE would have dedicated servers and not PS4 a while back things became lopsided.
Ghosts had my curiosity, but now it has my attention.
Im curious to see how this works.
I remember when Xbox fans were saying dedicated servers were only coming to Xbox One due to the harnessing of its "cloud processing". Anyone with sense knew that was a load.
Since I work at Activision/Blizzard, I get to package the Hardened Edition of this game.
But I thought it could only be on xbone because of the magical cloud. Lol
I might get this game for ps4. I don't know what it is about these games, but I always feel like playing COD again when a new COD game releases. Guess it's just satisfying to drop a guy with a few shots in 60fps, to rack up rewards with every kill, and to have limitless customization options. I haven't played COD in a while, but I'm willing to give this one a shot since it looks more promising than the last few entries.
Now.... Is it for all games or just tournaments that certain clans play like last time they promised dedicated servers?