The support to bring back dedicated servers continues to grow, why cant IW see what they are doing is wrong.
It gets worse too, recent news from IW also reveals that its capped to a max of 8 v 8. Rubbish!
Due to the bandwidth of a average home internet connection I doubt we will even get to see a 16 slot server on this P2P shit. . This move by IW will have implications further down the line. If all major development houses go this route this really will end gaming on the PC. Why they hell would I spend £1000's on a rig when Im going to get EXACLTY the same game and experience on a £190.00 console?.
Game innovation will end up being retarded as will the technologies they currently run on.
nvidia and AMD need to watch out.The GPU market will shrink considerably. The on going race for the fastest pixel pusher will slow down if not dry up completely for PCs.
Although IW doesn't seem to care at least as few from within the industry are prepared to speak up in support of bringing back dedi's...
"We feel it's important to support the unique community needs of the PC community. Dedicated servers are a big part of this, and we recognize that requirement. We're putting a server browser and matchmaking in 1943 PC and the same features are intended for BFBC2. " Alan Kertz DICE - Source: EAUK Forums "At the last glance, 90,000 gamers had signed a petition asking for dedicated server support to be reinstated. Those gamers are right. I've signed the same petition, and I think you should, too. Here's why." Tim Edwards - PCGamer UK - Source: computerandvideogames.com "Do I think it's the right approach? No. I personally think the best answer is to supply matchmaking AND dedicated server support. As for chopping mod support, I don't agree with that at all, but if you're going to chop dedi servers, what's the point of creating an SDK?" Chris Thornett - PCFormat UK - Source: PCFormat Forums
Other news just in....
Here's what you would have needed to run it.
Hard Drive Space: 16 GB free hard drive space
Operating System: Windows Vista/XP
Processor: AMD 64 3200+ or Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz or better
RAM: 512 MB RAM (XP) / 1 GB RAM (VISTA)
Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB nVidia GeForce 6600GT / ATI Radeon 1600XT or better
Here is what we
need before we will run it:
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