After what has been a turbulent few months with classification drama and a disappointing demo SEGA and Rebellion's Alien vs Predator found its way to Australian store shelves today for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC (although Steam pre-orders still aren't unlocked until Feb 20th).
A couple of weeks ago, after all the feedback from AusGamers readers about the poor peer to peer multiplayer in the PC demo, we compiled a list of questions to send over to Rebellion with the hopes of finding out more about the game's promised dedicated server support.
- Is Steam registration and activation mandatory, even for owners of boxed retail copies of the game?
- Will there be a standalone dedicated server distribution, or will a full retail copy of the game be required to run one?
- Will ranked play only be available over the peer to peer matchmaking method
Unfortunately due to some email woes, we were unable to have these answered before the game shipped. Now that the game is available, and we have a PC retail copy for review, we decided that the first order of business should be to jump in and find out our own answers to these questions. Read on to find out our results.
Stay tuned for our full review of the PC version in the coming days.