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Penello Confirms Xbox Compute Resources Includes Dedicated Servers For All Xbox One Games

Microsoft's Albert Penello confirms via Twitter that All xbox one games will have dedicated servers

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NYC_Gamer1404d ago

That's huge for gamers who enjoy online gaming

Lalanana1404d ago

No doubt this is great news for all gamers who want an xbox one.

Can't wait.

Eonjay1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

This probably explains why they wanted always online in the first place. They always planned on supporting games with cloud processing. It explains why they weren't initially trying to have a more powerful box as well. Even though the cloud can't process graphics and physics, it can process other things like AI, which can potentially reduce the CPU load on the console; allowing it to focus mainly on graphics.

JokesOnYou1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Hell Yeah!....good stuff.

XBL is going to be even sweeter this gen. Feels like so much is going on right now, the UI with all the social features, kinect with voice functionality, tv integration, dedicated servers standard, cloud computing, and of course the great launch lineup, plus the future social and digital plans. Im really looking forward to experiencing X1 in my living room for myself.

Gozer1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Yeah, the cloud is a joke isnt it? Goodbye host advantage, farewell modders|cheaters, adios host migration, thanks but it hasnt been fun lag.Save that for sony fanatics to deal with.

@abusadorkh
Ps4 will not have dedicated servers for COD Ghosts. Hell they dont even have dedis for Killzone SF. You might as well go ahead and eat your crow, because the cloud is for real and sony cant afford anything but P2P. I know their pr department has tried to talk around it, but rest assured you wil be getting p2p servers with the ps4.

XB1_PS41404d ago

I've heard this before, but they never made it a huge point. I'm glad it's out to the world now.

Septic1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Wow! Now that is MEGATON!

Power of the Cloud doesn't seem so funny now.

abusador1404d ago

Gozerr...

Funny thing is all announced games with dedis on xbone have been announced to have dedis on ps4 ala cod. You lame troll try harder Sony has been doing dedicated servers since ps3 games yet you guys acted as if live was better look yes first party Sony games had them then and will be having them now :)

nukeitall1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Megaton! However, this just confirms what has been coming out all along. It is just official now.

This is huge though and I'm buying all my multiplayer games on Xbox One for sure. Skype, instant switching, smart matchmaking, reputation system, Kinect video feed and dedicated server means multiplayer is best experienced on Xbox One!

Thank God we are no longer getting subpar P2P or proxy server online games anymore at least on Xbox One.

Good buy lag switching, laggy connections and hopefully a lot of cheaters.

@Eonjay:

Nvidia has demonstrated that light can be processed in the cloud. Who knows what else?

B1663r1404d ago

nukeitall,

This has been confirmed since May. This is just a re-confirmation of something we already knew. It is just so incredibly awesome that certain groups of people were in disbelief.

Remember Blows statement about 300k virtual servers spun up on a single computer?

It is shocking because people forgot it under the weight of all the FUD emminating from N4G and gaf.

loulou1404d ago

so, with the way they are talking about the cloud and dedis, then i think that we can see where this will be taking xbox live. dedicated servers, plus server side calculations.

on bf when you get shot round the corner it is because the calculations are done client side. but with server side calculations, getting shot around the corner will be almost nonexistant.

spin it anyway you want it, regional dedicated servers that run games with server side calculations is a massive win for on-line gaming on the xb1.

megaton indeed

DragonKnight1404d ago

Dedicated servers are megaton now? *sigh* Such low low standards.

@Gozer: Here's proof that you and all the other Xbox One trolls are talking sh*t about dedicated servers on the PS4... specifically when you said this...

"Hell they dont even have dedis for Killzone SF."

http://www.vg247.com/2013/0...

What's that? Did you just eat crow? Yeah you did.

Not enough? How about Call of Duty Ghosts? Will that have dedicated servers on PS4?

http://www.examiner.com/art...

Oh it will? Did you just eat even more crow? Yeah, yeah you did. I suggest you shut up about dedicated servers since you don't know sh*t about them, especially on the PS4.

P0werVR1404d ago

^

Dedicated Servers for ALL games IS MEGATON!

"U MAD BRO?!" LOL!

Anyways, for ANYONE not capable of seeing it's benefits. It's obvious you don't want to even consider it's reality, might as well stick your head in the dirt.

The truth of the matter is, these are the very subtle yet effective reason why Xbox One will be better overtime. Once folks get a good grasp of the interactivity of Live and it's social media Xbox One will win overtime.

JokesOnYou1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

DragonKnight you aren't exactly helping your case with that KZ SF link, unfortunately heres what the Lead Designer KZ SF dev is calling dedicated servers in your link:

"Boltjes confirmed that Shadow Fall will have dedicated servers. However, the servers will only act as a hub between different game clients and any game logic will not be hosted on the servers. “Almost all logic relating to you (e.g. moving, shooting and taking damage) runs on your local PS4,” stated Boltjes, “with only a very small portion of the game logic (i.e. mission/scoring logic) running on the ‘session master’, one PS4 in the game selected for its connection quality.”
http://www.vg247.com/2013/0...

-I'm sure KZ fans will enjoy KZ SF online, hell I enjoyed alot of online gaming without dedicated servers last gen but frankly that sounds like a PR way of describing P2P servers with minor mission/scoring??? handled on a dedicated server. wth, so all the actual important online game logic between players is still being hosted on a local hardware connection. Seriously its very transparent PR talk so much so that if it were micro describing dedicated servers in this way folks would be either laughing hysterically or accusing micro of dirty PR tricks.

DragonKnight1404d ago

@P0werVR: Why would I be mad about something that is meaningless? As a PS3 owner, I've been experiencing dedicated servers for 7 years now. The fact that Xbox One fanboys think dedicated servers is something so big is pretty sad.

@Jokes: You didn't read the whole thing did you?

"This means that people with slower Internet connections will have a better (keyword “better”) time playing the game than if matches were player-hosted. Of course, satisfaction is never guaranteed when you mix the disastrous formula of lag and competitive play."

Key aspect of that quote is "than if matches were player-hosted."

The fact that matches AREN'T player hosted literally means it's not P2P. I admit that the wording sounds odd in how he explained it, but the worst you can say about it is that it's a different kind of dedicated servers.

Plus, Gozer said CoD Ghosts on the PS4 wouldn't have dedicated servers and it does. As does Driveclub. So care to explain where this fiction that the PS4 doesn't have dedicated servers originated from? Especially considering the PS3 had them and it would be suicide for any company to go backwards like that?

B1663r1404d ago

DragonKnight,

Dedicated servers are not a megaton. Free dedicated servers are. It is not only a megaton, but Sony just lost any notion of being a relevant MP console, and the console war.

Game over. Better luck next time.

DragonKnight1404d ago

"but Sony just lost any notion of being a relevant MP console, and the console war."

LMFAO! Did you really just say that? BAHAHAHAHA! You wish fanbot.

And, for the sake of argument, let's say you're right (you're not), losing the notion of being a relevant MP console is far better than losing the notion of being a desired console at all. I.E. the position Xbox One is in now.

B1663r1404d ago

DragonKnight,

Let me give you another example of how this is utterly destroys and ruins Sony's whole business model. Why this is a deathblow to Sony.

A indy developer releases a game on the X1. Game price is free (as in free not free to play). The developer uses the X1 users compute units to mine for bitcoin. The more popular the totally free game is the more money the developer makes.

You can go ahead and cry now, I won't judge;)

DragonKnight1404d ago

There's a few problems with your logic there bud. Firstly, just a bit of a joke mind you but, indie devs releasing games on the Xbox One? LMAO!

Moving on. Don't confuse "free" dedicated servers with Microsoft being generous. The likelihood of free games on the Xbox One not attached to Microsoft themselves is slim to none. Hell, they micromanage free updates and DLC.

Third, bitcoin is like stock. Just because you have a lot of it, doesn't mean you have a lot of money.

And finally, you are make the huge and erroneous assumption that everything you said can't/won't happen on PS4.

Plus, you completely glossed over the real fact that more people want the PS4 than the Xbox One. So I reiterate, fanbot, better to be in a position where the notion of being a relevant MP console doesn't exist, than to be in a position where the notion of being a desired console doesn't exist.

The saltiness that will come from you when Microsoft fails hard with the Xbox One will be used to provide the sodium needs of the entire planet for generations to come.

JokesOnYou1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

DragonKnight
"The fact that matches AREN'T player hosted literally means it's not P2P. I admit that the wording sounds odd in how he explained it"

-lol if it were truly dedicated servers there would be no "however" in Mr Boltjes comment which he goes on to clearly say:
 “Almost all logic relating to you (e.g. moving, shooting and taking damage) runs on your local PS4,” stated Boltjes, “

-Im no tech wiz but unless you have never ever read the slightest bit about dedicated servers vs p2p then you know he basicly just described very close to how p2p works, frankly its insulting they only put mission scoring on some pseudo server just to claim it has dedicated servers.= thats WHY the wording sounds odd because its basicly P2P, hell if half the game logic elements he listed were running on a master server/hub instead of the host then you could at least call it hybrid dedicated servers but again out of his own mouth its just mission scoring.

btw we are not talking about hit and miss dedicated servers for random games using small scale servers for a short period of time like 360 & ps3 did for very few releases, this is large scale localized servers available standard for ALL online games. No setup by the devs just tap into micros network.

B1663r1404d ago

DragonKnight,

I am assuming that Sony will not put together a cloud effort in the next month, or even year. After that they ~might~ be able to cobble something primitive together. But Azure will be larger than the Amazon cloud by the end of 2014, so Sony has a few years (and billions of dollars they don't have) to catch up.

Like I said, between dedicated mp game servers, The massive amounts of CPU and GPU (and yes Azure supports GPU compute) that each x1 console has, well that is going to (and already does) show in the games.

Also... Where is Sony? Microsoft is showing us all this amazing secret sauce, but Sony is all quiet. Why is that?

Tell you what man, you go ahead and enjoy your game suspending, and knock off friends list, while I am snapping my friend list to the side of the screen, and quickly jumping from server to server;)

Septic1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

@Dragon

Sorry, fully comprehensive dedicated server support for all titles is not a BIG deal? I'm sorry but you're showing your insecurity here by downplaying this extremely important feature. Dedicated server support is what MP centric gamers like me have been asking for, for a long time. We're not talking about dedicated server support for just a handful of titles but for all.

If this is true, it's a game changer. If only you could see it or admit it.

" The saltiness that will come from you when Microsoft fails hard with the Xbox One will be used to provide the sodium needs of the entire planet for generations to come."

How does this kid have more than one bubble?

TRD4L1fe1404d ago

seing all the disagrees is just sad. i Just dont understand the hatred

DragonKnight1404d ago

@Jokes: You're trying to make a claim about something when you don't even know if your claim is accurate. P2P has a player host, dedicated servers does not. Killzone will not thus it's not P2P, how hard is that to grasp?

@B1663r: Every time someone mentions "da powah of da cloud" they will be met with the following.

http://www.epicgifs.net/ima...

Because you believe in magic and fairytales.

@Septic: Only people who aren't used to dedicated servers think they are a big deal. You have no idea how many online games there are going to be so you have no idea how many games are even going to use dedicated servers and yet here you are, calling this a game changer. The gen hasn't even started yet for Sony or Microsoft and you're already calling game changers thinking something massive and new is happening.

This is what I mean by low standards and believing in magic. Xbox One fans are so easily swayed by the smallest things that Microsoft could introduce their own "OtherOS" and you'd all believe it equates to having PC gaming on the Xbox One. It's just dedicated servers, it's nothing new unless you only played on the Xbox 360 in which case pity is the word of the day.

I always love how people show how much they care about bubbles. Stop letting them rule you Septic, they don't matter and they are on their way out soon.

gaffyh1404d ago

This was known since original reveal. They said that every game would get cloud support free, and all the devs are using it for is dedicated servers at this point. Great for gamers nonetheless, but not new.

@all those claiming this is a megaton for Xbone - It is good news, but considering the fact that all of Sony's first party and all major third party multiplayer games already have dedicated servers this generation, it's actually not that big a deal. The only benefit is that games with "tacked on" multiplayer, will have significantly better online matches, perhaps fighting games as well because these tend to have a heavy host advantage.

Point is, any game that is actually trying to excel in multiplayer will have dedicated servers in the first place.

JamieL1404d ago (Edited 1404d ago )

Wow Dragon, I have to admit, they just exposed you for exactly how insecure and a completely bias, ignorant, and desperate you really are. I mean it's not like we didn't know what a complete Sony slave you were, but this takes it to a whole new level. Hope you're proud, because you look so very dumb right now. Why would you waste so much time and thought on such unimportant “causes” when there are much better things to aim all that energy at? To each their own, but man you’re such a waste.

@ gaffyh
So MS providing dedicated servers for all games isn't good news because Sony's first parties did that with the PS3? I don't understand your argument. It's good when Sony has dedicated servers on exclusive games of the past, but when MS say's every game in the future on the One will have them, its, to quote you "it's actually not that big a deal". Ok you Sony boys aren’t even making sense any more.

Septic1404d ago

@dedicated

I swear, you chat so much nonsense.

" Only people who aren't used to dedicated servers think they are a big deal. You have no idea how many online games there are going to be so you have no idea how many games are even going to use dedicated servers and yet here you are, calling this a game changer. "

WTF kind of logic is this? Seriously...

I'm not used to dedicated servers? I've been gaming for years, been playing competitive games online for years, on PC and on consoles. P2P leaves A LOT to be desired.

This is a game-changer if true. Anyone who has devoted a respectable amount of time playing online games will know just how much of a headache P2P connections present.

"Xbox One fans are so easily swayed by the smallest things "

Why on earth are you so desperate to downplay this so much? The smallest thing? This is one of the BIGGEST attractions for players like me when it comes to next-gen.

I swear, one day we need to have a proper oral conversation; I really want to hear someone actually say some of the things you type. It boggles my mind how people like you justify your downright erroneous way of thinking.

DragonKnight1404d ago

@JamieL: You just wasted an entire paragraph stroking Xbox fanboy egos and said nothing. If you think that PS4 won't have dedicated servers, show me a link that says they won't. If you think dedicated servers is such a big deal when it's been present all of the current generation on PS3, then you have low standards. That's fact, not ignorance. The Xbox 360 had almost no games with dedicated servers, especially first party games because Live was a P2P service. That's a fact. So of course Xbox fanboys are going to think something like having more dedicated servers is a big deal. They didn't get to experience it much this entire gen. Do you have something that proves that wrong?

@Septic: First 3 paragraphs - You brought up your experience playing online, and all you can say is "P2P leaves A LOT to be desired?" Guess what, I agree with you there, fortunately for me I didn't have to worry about that on the PS3. You're talking like a seasoned Xbox Live veteran who has had to deal with P2P more than he'd like. By your point of view having dedicated servers on the Xbox One is awesome, but for the rest of the world we'd like to say "welcome to 2006" or earlier in the case of PCs. Dedicated servers isn't new, it's isn't a megaton, it's Microsoft finally catching up to everyone else. Feel free to deny that all you want to, but Microsoft is late to the party and only Xbox One fanboys are drooling over this. Everyone else has already experienced playing a majority of games with dedicated servers.

It's like saying that the Xbox One using Blu Ray is a megaton. Nothing new for people who already have a PS3, game changer for the Xbox One? Really?

"Why on earth are you so desperate to downplay this so much? The smallest thing? This is one of the BIGGEST attractions for players like me when it comes to next-gen."

Desperate? My original comment was "so dedicated servers are megaton now?" That sounds like desperation to you? The replies I got were from people like you hyping this old feature already present everywhere else to the nth degree acting like it's going to forever change the face of gaming. I can see why PC elitists must be laughing their a$$es off at this. This is a small thing Septic. You only think it's big because you are going from virtually no dedicated servers to all dedicated servers (which remains to be seen in reality).

Why not take a look at the viewpoint of someone who hasn't had to deal with P2P as much as the 360 fanbase has hmm? It's not a big deal. It's certainly not a "game changer" either. That implies that Microsoft just won the next gen before it even started and you'll see that that's not the case soon enough.

gaffyh1403d ago

@JamieL - Point me to where I said this isn't good news in my previous post please.

webeblazing1403d ago

It always take a Sony fanboy to mess up a positive article that not about sony

JamieL1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

@ ghaffy (or whatever)

"@all those claiming this is a megaton for Xbone - It is good news, but considering the fact that all of Sony's first party and all major third party multiplayer games already have dedicated servers this generation, it's actually not that big a deal. The only benefit is that games with "tacked on" multiplayer, will have significantly better online matches, perhaps fighting games as well because these tend to have a heavy host advantage."

You didn't say it was "bad", but tried to downplay it as much as possible, making it sound like it meant nothing.

Clear enough for you?

gaffyh1403d ago (Edited 1403d ago )

@JamieL - Well the fact that I said "it is good news" totally invalidates your point. All I stated in my post were facts, if anyone can't handle that, then its their problem. It's well-known that every multiplayer game worth its salt this gen had dedicated servers, those that didn't, didn't deserve to be played, and as I said, this feature will boost those games moreso than the games that would have had dedicated servers anyway. Do you really think TitanFall wouldn't have had dedicated servers if this feature didn't exist? Or Destiny on PS4 just because it is on Xbone cloud?

I've no doubt it's great news for the Xb1, but people need a bit of a reality check to what it actually means. It's not nothing, but it's not a megaton by a long shot.

Also note how I actually mentioned your username properly.