Call of Duty: Black Ops Brings Back Dedicated Servers

black opsLike many of the PC gaming faithful on this very website, I was a bit dissapointed in Infinity Ward’s decision to use a peer-to-peer matchmaking service for their multiplayer. While it was fun for a bit, the amount of glitchers and hackers I would run into during every single match became a bit much. I quit playing that game in January, and I haven’t looked back (mostly because of how awesome Bad Company 2 is).

With a new Call of Duty on the horizon, you would expect developer Treyarch to continue on with IW’s plan of no dedicated servers, right? Fortunetly, Treyarch is thinking for themselves this time around, and studio head Mark Lamia recently went on record with PC Zone (via CVG) saying that he thinks, quote:

…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.”

Honestly, I think this is good news for the Call of Duty franchise. When you take out dedicated servers, and with it the ability of admins to moderate the player base, what you get is an unholy mess, where only those with the latest aimbot hack comes out on top. I’m still not digging this new Call of Duty that much, but at least it’s a step in the right direction. What do you guys think? Good news? Enough to get you to purchase yet another CoD?

Source – CVG

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8 thoughts on “Call of Duty: Black Ops Brings Back Dedicated Servers”

  1. Put on your tin foil hats here, but maybe Activision had the whole firing of Infinity Ward planned out. So the cancelation of dedicated servers was a move to let them get people back when they brought them back. ooooh, k you can remove the hats now. But I do not see the reason why people would take away dedicated servers, cause yes you do have your cool new matchmaking service but at least having both is a good option.

  2. unless this does something new to the series, im still not up for picking up another CoD.

    But if they bring something new to the table, i’ll get it for sure.

  3. Like all the PC games I buy anymore; I’ll wait until it’s on sale for dirt cheap prices on Steam.

  4. Maybe Black Ops will be good. Or at least better than MW2. Yeah, I’m just hoping for the latter.

  5. It’s a step in the right direction, but I don’t need another COD. They had it right in CoD4, I don’t need a new coat of paint – again, again.

    BFBC2 will still be my main squeeeze.

  6. Didn’t we just get done eviscerating Ubisoft for making people dependent upon their servers to play AC II?

    I realize that the Ubisoft issue was a problem because they made you sign in to play the single player game, but how is this any different in the grand scheme of things?

    Any PC users out there care to explain the difference to me?

  7. [quote comment=”11371″]Oh, never mind. Somebody just explained how the whole server thing works.[/quote]

    Explained it to me, that is. I sort of had the whole “dedicated server” vs “peer to peer” thing backwards.

    Obviously I don’t play many PC games…

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