Recently, Gamer Limit’s Kevin Miller reported that Infinity Ward would not allow dedicated servers for their latest title, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 (PC). In his article he shows that over 33,000 gamers are not happy with this decision, now that figure has tripled in size.
Zipper Interactive seem astounded by the decision made by Infinity Ward. They state when speaking to DigitalFoundary, dedicated servers do a whole lot more good than bad. Check out what they said after the jump!
“Having dedicated servers actually provides benefits that extend beyond just managing network bandwidth issues, it resolves some of the more difficult peer-to-peer issues such as host migration, this is a situation where the client who is primarily responsible for simulating a game suddenly quits or becomes disconnected.”
“By hosting the game on a server, the quality of games is no longer determined by a randomly chosen host in a peer-to-peer solution. Additionally, we are able to provide advanced methods of cheat-prevention by providing validation of player inputs and movement within the game world and by recording entire game sessions for later review and analysis.” – Jason Tartaglia
In my opinion this petition has traits close to the recently closed Left 4 Dead 2 boycott, however this petition is on a far bigger scale, being over 5 times larger in size. It would be a very bold decision to turn their backs on over 118,000 potential customers (with the group still growing), who made decide to turn this petition into a boycott and simply not purchase the game.
What do you think?