Following the reveal of IWNet and the removal of dedicated servers for the PC version of Modern Warfare 2, Battlefield developer DICE has wasted no time in answering questions from PC gamers concerning the PC release of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
In a blog post addressed specifically to PC gamers on the Battlefield website, DICE producer Gordon Van Dyke has not only confirmed that Bad Company 2 will continue using dedicated servers for all platforms but they have provided an FAQ for those wondering how players will be able to obtain and administrate servers on the PC. And they don’t differ very much from how Battlefield games have always handled dedicated servers.
“Since Battlefield 1942 DICE has used dedicated servers for all platforms. This formula has worked well, and still works well, for us and for the gaming community. We have stayed true to this practice and will continue this tradition into the upcoming title Battlefield Bad Company 2,” Van Dyke wrote. “With dedicated servers everyone gets non-stop action with no connection penalties based on some other player and their internet. This makes dedicated servers the best solution for online PC gaming hands down!”