We’re closing in on what is ramping up to be one of the biggest launches in videogame history, and besides the boycotts, the wipeout of dedicated servers is still the hottest issue going on about Modern Warfare 2. While Infinity Ward has been busy dealing with outraged PC gamers, Activision hasn’t been too talkative on the matter. Something that changed this week when the words “not overly concerned” were pronounced by Activision president Mike Griffith.
Infinity Ward and Activision are doing what they think will benefit most of those playing Modern Warfare 2. Putting aside if whether removing dedicated servers is the solution or not, the fact remains that these companies will never be able to accommodate everyone into their plans whatever they come up with, consequently infuriating some people while pleasing others. Unfortunately, that is something we’ll all have to accept at some point, whether we like it or not.
However, Mackey McCandlish – studio veteran in charge of single-player scripting and design at Infinity Ward – did mention during the live chat session on the Best Buy forums, that their “goal is to provide the best experience for our users,” and that nothing is ever “off the table.” “We are always evaluating our options,” he added. While that doesn’t necessarily mean that dedicated servers will be available in the future, it might be a “light at the end of the tunnel” kind of deal for those PC gamers unsatisfied with this whole situation.
Here’s one more fact for you: whatever the outcome, we’re still psyched about playing Modern Warfare 2, and next Tuesday, November 10th, can’t come soon enough.