Developer Infinity Ward has been attempting to calm fan anger over the announcement that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will not feature dedicated servers, although so far to little effect - with the online petition against the decision currently at over , signatures. The lack of dedicated servers is due to a new propriety matchmaking service called IWNet, which was announced by Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling in a podcast over the weekend. The response was immediately negative, leading to Bowling posting a new more detailed overview of IWNet on his blog. Bowling insisted that Modern Warfare 2 is "the biggest investment Infinity Ward has ever made into the PC version of our games. In describing IWNet's other features Bowling insists that it will still offer many of the benefits of being able to choose games from a specific list of servers, while making the process more accessible for new users.
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Home Discussions Workshop Market Broadcasts. Change language. Install Steam. Store Page. Brian View Profile View Posts. Showing 1 - 15 of 30 comments. MW2 is a peer-to-peer game, there are no dedicated servers. So is there no third party application you can get for dedicated servers?
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Written by Joe Martin. Tags: bowling call-of-duty cod dedicated-servers fourtwozero iwnet modern-warfare-2 mw2. Companies: infinity-ward steam. Activision has hinted that the Call of Duty series may be getting a third developer outside of Treyarch and Infinity Ward. Valve has revealed how digital distribution is shaking up the industry in terms of online sales and pricing. Login Register. Modern Warfare 2 has no dedicated servers Written by Joe Martin. Infinity Ward has outraged fans this weekend by unveiling a new matchmaking service for Modern Warfare 2 which will replace dedicated servers and fundamentally change the way that PC players interact with the game. That's the good news.
Modern Warfare fansite bashandslash. With dedicated servers and the server browser that comes with them replaced with custom-built matchmaking, PC gamers will have an online experience functionally identical to console players. Among other things, this means that clans can't run their own servers with their own mods and rulesets for their own private or public, if they feel like crushing some scrubs for giggles use. Predictably, nerds across world took to the Internet with a wailing and a gnashing of teeth that would make the Left 4 Dead community proud. However -- and this may shock some gamers with advanced persecution complexes -- this move was not made to tweak the noses of the PC community. Infinity Ward heads Jason West and Vince Zampella explain the decision as a conscious effort to improve their game for the vast majority of their players. He points toward the mounting feedback IW has received from PC fans of Modern Warfare who couldn't find a decent server to play on between all of the cheaters, the insular communities, and huge skill level disparities that the original game's community fractured into.