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Post by trog @ 10:05am 18/08/11 | 40 Comments
Eurogamer are reporting that Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3:
"The big announcement today is that we're supporting dedicated servers for PC, which is really cool," Noah Heller, who works at Beachhead Studios on Call of Duty stats service Elite, told Eurogamer at gamescom 2011.
It's not clear at this point if it will be a limited, exclusive service like Black Ops had or if it will be a more open system like back in the days of yore - but it's a step in the right direction.



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Eorl
Posted 10:10am 18/8/11
Is it the dedicated server model like Black Ops? If so, still won't get it. If it's a normal, I can run it on anything dedicated server, then sure, might get it cheap.
glynd
Posted 10:14am 18/8/11
props to them but I was always going to get it on xbox anyway. BF3 will be 10x better and will get more play but CoD is great arcade shooter to play with my mates especially some that don't normally game.
carson
Posted 10:22am 18/8/11
It's $99.99USD on steam. GG acti.
darkjedi
Posted 10:23am 18/8/11
Trog: From one of the Infinity Ward guy's Twitter feed:

Yes! Modern Warfare 3 on PC will support dedicated servers, day 1. You can fav or admin your own to control setup, rules, bans. #MW3 #PC


(ps. lock/nuke my other thread!)
trog
Posted 10:28am 18/8/11
dj, sorry dude didn't see yours otherwise woulda just promo'ed it. You got the achieve anyway :)
Hogfather
Posted 10:28am 18/8/11
Dedicated servers, no planes or tanks or awesome trailers that make me giddy.

Sorry, BF3 still wins.
maRtz
Posted 10:36am 18/8/11
MW3 fail attempt at winning BF3 fans over
Randy Cambell
Posted 10:41am 18/8/11
MW3 Fail!
Topper
Posted 10:46am 18/8/11
Every MW3 news post results in BF3 fanboys coming in and saying how much better their game will be. :rolleyes

I just want to say, the game is looking great and cannot wait to play it. I've always loved the SP campaigns from the COD series, and I expect MW3 to continue that trend.
kappa
Posted 10:49am 18/8/11
Lol some people are never happy.

They are two different styles of games. BF lacks the fast pace FPS action, while COD lacks large maps/teams, and vehicles.

There is room for both. Fkn get use to it!
Eorl
Posted 11:02am 18/8/11
But see Topper, the MW range hasn't improved since COD4. It's still the same engine, the same graphics and the same playstyle. This time it's just got a few more perks and kill streaks. At least with BF3 they've innovated a lot more.
darkjedi
Posted 11:20am 18/8/11
It's $99.99USD on steam. GG acti.


This. $100 for a digital download? What a load of bollocks.
Randy Cambell
Posted 11:23am 18/8/11
Used to be a huge fan of cod, but black opps just killed it for me! so gave up on that and brought bf2 on a steam specail one day and was hooked. What has killed cod is the console market! fine thay may sell more copys of mw3 im ok with that. I think bf3 will have more of a mature bunch of lads playing online not kids pissin around on there xbox!
Topper
Posted 11:29am 18/8/11
Im not saying BF3 won't be a great game, I'm sure it will be. Its just tiring when every single MW3 news post results in a MW3 vs BF3 comparison.

If you want to talk about innovation, one could say BF3 just looks like a much prettier BF2 with BC2 elements thrown in (from what ive seen from alpha youtube vids anyway....I haven't actually played it)

I thought Black Ops was much prettier than MW2. They might have been on the same engine but they made alot of improvements to it. I expect the same thing with MW3.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 11:25am 18/8/11
But it has dedicated servers and frames per second!
glynd
Posted 11:49am 18/8/11
But it has dedicated servers and frames per second!


we heard you liked FPS so we put lots of FPS in your FPS
DM
Posted 12:12pm 18/8/11
I've always loved the SP campaigns from the COD series, and I expect MW3 to continue that trend.

Yeah me too. They are great for passing time while say, the kettle boils, because before it does you've finished the campaign.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 12:43pm 18/8/11
Yeah me too. They are great for passing time while say, the kettle boils, because before it does you've finished the campaign.

lol. The SP is s***. Not the s***, just s***.
Trauma
Posted 01:07pm 18/8/11
This is great news, suddenly I am considering buying this. Might end up being like having proper dedi servers in MW2 with an expansion, might be worth $45.
Kustom
Posted 01:21pm 18/8/11
I thought Black Ops was much prettier than MW2. They might have been on the same engine but they made alot of improvements to it. I expect the same thing with MW3.


correct me if im wrong but wasnt BO made by Treyarch using a different engine to the Modern Warfare branch?

tbh dedicated servers isnt enough for me to think about buying this game. I expect dedicated servers with a multiplayer PC FPS game, and dont fall over with shock when i get told a game has them.
Trauma
Posted 01:31pm 18/8/11
correct me if im wrong but wasnt BO made by Treyarch using a different engine to the Modern Warfare branch?

Pretty sure they share the tech for all cod games, both studios would advance it bit by bit as they saw fit.

tbh dedicated servers isnt enough for me to think about buying this game. I expect dedicated servers with a multiplayer PC FPS game, and dont fall over with shock when i get told a game has them.

Well you can expect it as much as you like, I expect it too, but the fact is that that's no longer the standard.
Totenkopf
Posted 02:00pm 18/8/11
I proudly wave the Battlefield flag.
Llian
Posted 02:12pm 18/8/11
ROFL
Way to try and get PC gamers onside. Now they just have to convince them to pay $100USD for the privilege of playing the console kids game.
Khel
Posted 02:18pm 18/8/11
Its just tiring when every single MW3 news post results in a MW3 vs BF3 comparison.


COD players do it EVERY SINGLE TIME another fps comes out, so its nice to see the shoe on the other foot for a change.

This doesn't really affect me though cos I was intending on getting MW3 anyway, but I guess its nice to see them realising what a stupid mistake they made by taking dedicated servers away. I'm sure it isn't this easy though, I'm sure they have some bulls*** left to spring that totally negates this decision and makes us all hate them again, like it'll be part of the premium paid service that Elite offers or something.
Chuckeh
Posted 07:43pm 18/8/11
after f*****g us over since mw2 there is no way i am going back to CoD
maRtz
Posted 08:09pm 18/8/11
Hehe just thought of: modern warfail 3
So clever!! 0.o
Gambit
Posted 11:20pm 18/8/11
Well, that's really funny. You deserve the Duty Calls Super Sergeant Master Sergeant rank. [Playing Bulletstorm now.. :-)]
infi
Posted 11:34pm 18/8/11
at least they are giving themselves a chance this time.
maRtz
Posted 11:52pm 18/8/11
I think people educated on dedicated servers probably don't give a s*** about MW3 sporting dedicated servers and are looking forward to BF3 instead.
ctd
Posted 11:55pm 18/8/11
Yeah dedicated servers in MW3 wouldn't bother me so much because most likely i'll be playing quick DM for 10-15mins or so before logging off. Cant hurt but!

BF I like to play at least one full map at a time.
FraktuRe
Posted 12:03am 19/8/11
Gamescom 2011 MW3 Line:
link

Gamescom 2011 BF3 Line:
link
Kustom
Posted 12:48am 19/8/11
Pretty telling photos if you ask me
Trauma
Posted 01:56am 19/8/11
Oh c'mon that would be piss easy to rig.
DeadlyDav0
Posted 07:45am 19/8/11
Oh c'mon that would be piss easy to rig.

I agree but still lols.
Eorl
Posted 08:40am 19/8/11
Heh, still funny.
Khel
Posted 08:44am 19/8/11
Yeah, as much as I'd love to bag out MW3 some more, those photos are definitely rigged. Theres stuff still on the floor leaning up against the walls in the MW3 one, so I reckon it was probably taken during setup or something.
kappa
Posted 08:47am 19/8/11
Haha yes that would be easy to fudge but I lol'd
Topper
Posted 09:43am 19/8/11
Gamescom 2011 MW3 Line:
link

Gamescom 2011 BF3 Line:
link


1st picture is BS.....

link
Eorl
Posted 10:13am 19/8/11
Really topper? Wouldn't have thunk it...
Python
Posted 10:39am 19/8/11
BF3 fanbois
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