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Call of Duty: Black Ops (PC): Dedicated Servers for all your needs

Some fantastic news for PC gamers now, as it has been confirmed that the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops title will have support for dedicated servers, unlike the previous CoD title on PC.

As reported from MTV, Treyarch boss Mark Lamia confirmed the news in a recent interview with CVG. In a statement which is sure to delight PC owners, he had this to say:

“I don’t see any reason not to see them unless… well, I just don’t see any reason not to.”. He also continued to go into specifics on the dedicated servers by adding: “We do work very hard to reconcile the desire to manipulate and modify those dedicated servers with offering them the persistent experience and benefits that the console system provides. ”

It seems as if Treyarch doesn’t fancy a PC backlash like Infinity Ward received when they decided not to use dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 2. Smart move we think.

Let us know your thoughts on this. Are you happy with the news or not?

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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Matt Imielski

You only have to pay if you want to run your own server, ranked servers for $15/month unranked $1/month

Robby Green

Mod_Evasive

Johnnnn
Johnnnn

If u have to pay for the dedicated severs I don’t want them because it was not that bad with out them they should give u choose if u want it or not because some people will be pissed if u have to pay

Wingnut
Wingnut

If steam has anything to do with it i wont be buying.

Lucid Enigma
Lucid Enigma

I believe pc gamers might also be pleased to hear that Black Ops also has DirectX 11 support? If software companies need to port across platforms they should start at the higher tech level and work down not just start at the lower, most popular end of the consoles or lower spec pcs. I’m all for supporting lower spec as much as possible but not building the industry around it so much. Today’s consoles use yesterday’s pc technology but today’s pc tech is simply not being supported adequately or developed upon and the people playing at the forefront of that… Read more »

Henry
Henry

I could care less about dedicated servers. I am very concerned with IW's attitude though, which is why I sold all my shares. I don't want to own a company that sabotages their own bottom line.

Spectral_knight_
Spectral_knight_

It astounds me even playing cod6 on my ps3 how bad the lag is on a kill. Even when played back in the game winning killcam there is a distinct time lapse between shot fired and ballistic impact. We all know that there are different isp's with differing latency, upload speeds and traffic shaping. Seriously, which dumbass decided to make the gaming experience spoiled by varying host on every game – even console gamers need a dedicated cluster of servers !

LG guy
LG guy

What could have been a wonderful game was rendered mediocre by the lack of dedicated servers and choosing to not use punkbuster. Never have I seen such blatant cheating as on MW2 and no interest on the part of IW to do anything about it. Astounding. They made their $$ and can't care less about the quality of IW net or the cheating.

Bring on Black Ops and dedicated servers!

carl
carl

i never went to bad company after cod 6…. i just went back to cod2 and i am still enjoying it to this day

Pete Gill

Krakken, the point that I was trying to make is that IW have done the damage by messing with COD6 and many many PC gamers didn't buy it because of the dedicated server situation. What they kept going on about was the fantastic campaign mode, personally I don't even bother with campaign, I buy the game for the multiplayer experience. My son had COD6 for his PS3 and we both agreed that the campaign storyline was very poor and confusing, it didn't make any sense . I agree with you. Treyarch have never let us down, but after the IW… Read more »

Krakken
Krakken

I honestly do not see the hassle. I am an avid PC gamer, i played COD 6 and was terribly dissapointed with it. However, Treyarch are not IW and i should thing that IW will continue not to have dedicated servers for the PC if in fact they stick with the PC. However, Treyarch so far haven't let us down and they should keep going making the games and people need to seperate IW with Treyarch because they are only sister companies working for the same people, they have different people working in the company.

Pete Gill

Its good that dedi servers are being taken seriously and that PC gamers are being listened too this time by Treyarch and that they have learned by IW bullheaded attitude of 'This is what you are getting, like it or leave it'. Well, many many PC gamers left it!! There are a lot of gamers and clans who prefer their own server rules, i.e. Sniper only, no vehicles, knife only. My own clan (Booze Brothers had a dedicated server that banned the use of noob tubes, rocket launchers and tanks on WAW. Other servers were rifle only etc etc. These… Read more »

[BHC]Pud
[BHC]Pud

to late i'll be buying medal of honor thanks but no thanks

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