Infinity Ward Ensures Dedication to Dedicated Servers
Call of Duty: Ghosts is confirmed to have dedicated servers, not only for PC but for consoles too. But it is re-assuring that we're still getting them in some form or another. NowGamer had a chat with Mark Rubin from Infinity Ward about the dedicated services. "Basically the overall reasoning behind it all is we're always updating the games, even whether the community knows it or not,"
He also reveals plans on deploying updates while people are playing the game, basically serverside updates that happen behind the scenes while playing simultaneously. "We're making changes that they don't know about because we want to see the changes happen without [affecting] peoples sort of free perceptions on what they think has happened, so sometimes we stealth in changes to design and see how they react."
Mark finally finishes off by stating "dedicated servers is definitely one of those things that we think will help. It's not the silver bullet, but I think it's something that keeps in our philosophy of always trying to make the game experience better." We certainly hope so, we don't want a repeat of Modern Warfare 2's Matchmaking system epidemic which forced peer hosting, not to mention no vote kicking system or tools to deal with hackers other than Valve's VAC system.