Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 PC Edition Armed With Dedicated Servers
As with Black Ops before it, Modern Warfare 3 is avoiding the wrath of the PC community by supporting dedicated servers.
If you remember, back in 2009 Infinity Ward created a fan uprising by forgoing dedicated servers with Modern Warfare 2. Instead, the game used a failed proprietary system called IWNet that promised to cut down on cheaters but ultimately made it a pain to find ideal matches. Last year Treyarch smartly changed courses for Black Ops, with studio head Mark Lamia saying, "I think dedicated servers are excellent. I don't see any reason not to see them unless...well, I just don't see any reason not to."
Today at Gamescom, Activision dispelled any worries that MW3 would make the same mistake as its predecessor. Given the company's ambitious plans to give away prizes via Call of Duty Elite, though, the next task is implementing a monitoring system that prevents rampant cheating and keeps the contestants honest.
If the company wanted to make everybody happy they would bring dedicated servers to consoles as well, but as a smart frontman from a popular rock 'n roll band once said, you can't always get what you want.