In a new blog post
that attempts to placate the hardcore PC gamer crowd, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has detailed a bunch of the PC specific features we can expect to see when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 touches down in November.
The post explains that the game will support both a lobby and matchmaking system like Modern Warfare 2, but will also see the return of the dedicated servers that (awesomely) don't come saddled with 3rd party hosting requirements.
I'm extremely excited about the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 this year, because we’ve been taking your feedback since Modern Warfare 2,and the franchise as a whole, on what you wanted to see in the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 and the team at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games has put aton of emphasis on delivering a PC experience that brings in all the great things we added in Modern Warfare 2:
Matchmaking with a Party
Matchmaking for Public Games
Steam Integration (Friends List, Server Browser,Achievements, Join on Friends)
While combining it with your favorite features from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:
Dedicated Servers (Join your favorite or set up your own,without any 3rd party hosting requirements)
In-game Server Browser that allows you to filter by ping, map, gametype, hardcore, voice, password, and more.
In addition, we're supporting PC specific features that give you even more control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO.
The post continues with a detailed FAQ that goes into more specifics on how everything will function. A must read
for any PC gamer hanging out for Modern warefare 3.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is due on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on November 8th 2011.