In case you haven’t heard, a lot of people are pretty ticked off over Infinity Ward’s decision to cut dedicated server support from Modern Warfare 2. Like 185,000 of them. Because of this, maybe id Software co-founder John Carmack could’ve picked a better time to say, “It’s not cast in stone yet, but at this point no, we don’t think we will have dedicated servers,” when referring to the PC version of Rage, which is set to drop sometime in 2010.
By the time you read this, I’m sure the internet will be ablaze with 4000 word message board posts talking about how id is slapping their fan base in the face and dancing on their mothers’ graves, but if PC gamers are looking for a reason as to why this is happening, a mirror is all that’s needed. When games like World of Goo have an estimated 90% piracy rate, it’s hard to expect PC developers to keep taking it in the pants and not change the way their online infrastructures work to curve this downright disgusting trend. It’s either this or big budget PC games will probably slowly cease to exist.