Submitted by Zinny 2116d ago | podcast

Modern Warfare 2 PC will have no dedicated servers or mods.

Community manager fourzerotwo has dropped a bombshell on the PC community as he confirmed there will be NO dedicated servers, no mods, no server lists and matchmaking only for the PC version on Modern Warfare 2, a first for the Call of Duty series, a series known for its large modding community and high number of dedicated servers.

Jump to 1 hour 41mins on the podcast to hear Robert Bowling confirm it. (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, PC)

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tdrules  +   2116d ago
total joke.
youre not blizzard, IW Net will never meet the capacity of battle.net
say goodbye to your esport community, no promod
BulletToothtony  +   2116d ago
consoles should have dedicated servers, but i guess that selling over 14million copies of cod4
wasn't enough to upgrade their pentium 4 p2p servers..

i don't like how the game only plays how it's suppose to play when you're the host..
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Megaton  +   2116d ago
So they're removing basically everything that makes the PC version great, and raising the price to $60. Astronomical slap in the face. Can't justify supporting a company when they pull sh*t like this.
leila01  +   2116d ago
So basically, what PC gamers are buying is the console version at "console price".
Parapraxis  +   2116d ago
I'll personally be getting it for PS3, but IF I mainly gamed on PC I'd be peeved, to say the least.

Their PC fanbase has been with them since the start. This move is very sad.
Carl1412  +   2116d ago
Wow they basically can't be bothered to do anything that they don't have to. "Hey who cares, it'll sell anyway!"
Winter47th  +   2116d ago
You shamed your own legacy IW.
Hellsvacancy  +   2116d ago
Activision certainly aint doin them-selves any favors by doin this and then they hav the cheek 2 say 2 gamers "please dont pirate our games"

So not only is it goin 2 b a less then average game (the reviews will sayin otherwise) its goin 2 b an expensive less then average game with no dedicated servers

Like father use 2 say me "DONT piss down my back and tell me its rainin"
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menoyou  +   2116d ago
Wow, PC gamers are getting shafted HUGE with this game. Console price, no servers, and the list goes on. Lol, for the first time the PC version is inferior.
whothedog  +   2116d ago
That is why you don't buy games from douchebags, They will try to screw you every chance they get. Oh and MW2 = MW1 + Minor additions. DLC DLC but than they can't charge 60 for the game.

THEY ARE USING THE SAME ENGINE, it couldn't of been that hard or much to make this game.
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JsonHenry  +   2116d ago
I won't be purchasing this game now. F-YOU IW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
evrfighter  +   2116d ago
uhhhhhh did they not see the fallout Operation Flashpoint 2 had because of this?

The PC version is still superior seeing as most of us will be playing it 1080p native. But um ya wait nevermind I don't even care about this game anymore. You guys can have it

I hereby declare MW2 PC the inferior version.

I probably won't even torrent it. CoD is dead to me.
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HammockGames  +   2116d ago
Blatant insult to PC gamers and gaming in general.
<==== Just canceled my pre-order.

I'm fed up with this kind of sh!t from Activision and their village idiot.

Anyone else canceling (or just not buying)?
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evrfighter  +   2116d ago
"Anyone else canceling (or just not buying)? "

well me and my steam friends were contemplating dedicating our time to this or borderlands until bad company 2.

IW just made the decision for 4 of us.
HammockGames  +   2116d ago
@ Evrfighter

I agree, this type of thing makes Borderlands look even more attractive.

Besides, Borderlands will be released before CoD.

And HEY, look at that, $60 just opened up in my budget ;0)
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jav0918  +   2116d ago
I don't think this was IW's fault. Blame it on the big boys if anything. The ones that say Guitar Hero won't need a console eventually, The mother of all milkers.
kwicksandz  +   2116d ago
This is douchebaggery on an epic scale

I hope you Treyarch Haters take note. At least they had the decency to provide the dedicated server files.

Non US players are essentially screwed as we all know how sh1t the matchmaker in cod4 was. Im done suppporting this franchise hope battlefield 3 comes out soon.
f789790  +   2116d ago
Yeah IW, give another reason to pirate the game
Seriously, what's stopping me? You? Oh wait, you took yourself out of the picture completely and are charging an extra $10 for it.
omni_atlas  +   2116d ago
Activision you are pissing everyone off
Solution to the problem:

1. thepiratebay.com
2. Garena - http://www.garena.com/ (allows you to plan LAN games over the internet. HUGE community).

There you go guys. I was a big supporter of MW and the COD series, but its just going downhill from now on.

I'm throwing my weight behind the Battlefield franchise from now on.
NCAzrael  +   2116d ago
Is it just me or does the guy from IW come across like he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about? If you jump to the segment mentioned in the article at 1hr 41min they are constantly asking him about dedicated servers and the dude sounds like he has no clue what they mean. I realize the world is becoming more and more saturated with people who've never played games on a PC, but is this guy seriously that out of touch with what PC gaming is like?
darkmurder  +   2116d ago
Way to lose all of your sales, treating hardcore fans that spawned your series and then stabbing them in the back like this is just ridiculous. Screw u infinity ward and activision.
ShadowCK  +   2116d ago
You guys are whining your heads off here.
You're mad because you are essentially getting the exact same game everyone on the consoles is getting. You don't deserve special treatment just because you play on the PC. Now quit your whining and just play the game, or don't. What do I care, the gaming community would be better off without a few whiners anyway.
HammockGames  +   2116d ago
@ ShadowCK

Wow. Or perhaps better off without you.

If you're willing to indiscriminately throw your dollars towards a game/developer/publisher that's trying to see how many corners they can cut and get away with, you're actually part of the problem.

But oh, that's right, you're also all for paying whatever ridiculous price on peripherals that Microsoft asks (comment 1.14 on the following link).

Something for you to keep in mind: most gamers on this site are willing to set aside discretionary income wherever they can - gaming isn't a cheap hobby. But blind consumerism is only going to assure that in the future we all get less for our dollars. The old addage, "a fool and his money are soon parted" would apply...
NCAzrael  +   2115d ago
Uhh, we're not asking for special treatment. We're asking for the same treatment we've received for over a decade, long before online multiplayer was even thought of on a console. There are inherent advantages to playing a multiplayer game on a PC, and one of those advantages is to have a computer that runs all of the game's assets as a dedicated server. Suddenly not having this ability, and being forced to use the same archaic system for finding a multiplayer game that console users for some reason seem fine with is not my idea of a step forward. If anything, you guys should have been pissed a long time ago for not having the same advantages that PC gamers enjoy instead of cheering when the PC suddenly gets shafted.
Pandamobile  +   2116d ago
My god.

What the hell is wrong with IW...
DavidMacDougall  +   2116d ago
There is no money in it for them. Bet this game gets a ton of DLC tho
Name Last Name  +   2116d ago
I think this will finally end up helping the consoles because the PC version wont be superior anymore. Anyway, the next anouncemt will be: "PC VERSION TO BE CHARGED FOR THE MAP PACKS TOO"
Major_Tom  +   2116d ago
Mmmm I love it, I love this, MOAR, MOAR! Force me to pirate your game IW, yes!
narked  +   2116d ago
seriously ? no dedicated servers... mkay... just make my decision of not buying mw2 and waiting for bfbc2 seem more thoughtful
Bobby Kotex  +   2116d ago

There actually is money in it for them if they expect us to support their next game. If you're gonna turd on your customers, don't expect them to be customers for much longer.
Perjoss  +   2116d ago
they are practically begging for PC gamers to pirate mw2.
f789790  +   2116d ago
There is a ton of money!
There is NO incentive to buy a popular multiplayer game with no server list. Why don't we all go back to dial-up while we're at it.
miggza  +   2116d ago
this is not I.W. i'm pretty sure its activision. i mean come on. they milked the guitar hero series. And if they can get more of your money... for example by releasing 6 .... hero games in less than a year:
1. guitar hero world tour
2. guitar hero metallica
3. guitar hero van halen
4. guitar hero 5
5. band hero (seriously activsion what's the difference of band hero and guitar hero? you can already play as a fcking band in GH:WT and onwards.)
6. DJ hero.

They can do it to COD. remember if it wasn't for I.W. saying fcuk you to what activision said about cod4 being modern warfare (or whatever the hell happened), we would've been playing some other fps.
PirateThom  +   2116d ago
Being sent to die, essentially.
Pandamobile  +   2116d ago
Unless this is just a horrible misunderstanding, COD is dead on PC.
El_Colombiano  +   2116d ago
Watch, Activision will come out in a few months and say that since the PC gaming community didn't buy their new COD game, the next will not be on PC and will be console exclusive.
evrfighter  +   2116d ago
For once I agree with Thom.

IW has decided to cut their ties with PC gamers. I don't blame them for the money is in the console. This essentially lets them focus on consoles with their future titles.
f789790  +   2116d ago
You are sadly right El_Colombiano
I'm hoping that the ps4 will have full mouse and keyboard support for every game so that I pretend it's a computer.
TheIneffableBob  +   2116d ago
Not just dead on PC, the Call of Duty series is dead everywhere to me now.

I cannot support a publisher this consumer-unfriendly.
DeadlyFire  +   2116d ago
I agree with El_Colombiano
I believe this is an attempt to make an excuse to make this game console exclusive. Next time around with MW 3 they will likely have an excuse to leave it's sequel off the PS3 as well. I hope PS4 does have Keyboard & Mouse fully functioning as well f789790. It will be awesome if PS4 has New open OS and room for some free SDKs of some games to float around so that gamers can have options to mod and play PS4 games like that. I can't wait til 2011 to see what is expected from next generation. Likely Next-generation will be first with voice recognition being thrown into games as well. Like Natal Sony is also supporting Voice recognition and motion with PS3. Likely PS4 and X720 will both come with it all built into the system. So its likely games will all have the option to use them.
mrv321  +   2116d ago
Say goodbye IW to your money.

This game will support lan right? You have no idea how easy it is to convince the PC lan is online, IW.net skipped.

I want mods, dedicated servers and more... so people will no doubt pirate it.

I am going to buy a PS3 copy second hand as not to give a dime to a company to destroy gaming.
LukaX23  +   2116d ago
Infinity Ward claims they're trying to make the best online game possible yet they don't use dedicated servers. wtf...
Schobeleth  +   2116d ago
Listen to the podcast.
They literally ask him "So there will be no dedicated servers?" and he flat out says no, you'll have to use the matchmaking system.
Noob  +   2116d ago
And they're charging PC users $60?!?!?!?! WOW
omegaortega  +   2116d ago
I guess it's Call of Duty: Consolized Warfare.

Just kidding lol.

As long as it has game joining through Steam or at least (god forbid) Games for Windows Live... then I'll buy it.
toxikon  +   2116d ago
ummmm what?
that's just completely retarded, probably will be charging for map packs also. guess its a no buy for me :\ sucks was looking forward to it.
Unicron  +   2116d ago
Seems like for every step forward in PC gaming (visuals, Steam) we get 2 steps back by stupid decisions like this to kill the modding community and basic online functionality.

Thanks Activision.
Neo604  +   2116d ago
I hate p2p network cause the host can be quite unprofessional.
No to mention the unprofessional bandwith.
Schobeleth  +   2116d ago
He does confirm it'll run through Steam and use all of it's features.
So at least you'll have the features of Steam but if you host a private game and invite people to it, it will be running off your connection and IP address. Sucks there's no dedicated servers though :(
saint_john_paul_ii  +   2116d ago
still, thats really dumb. this is why PC gaming is going the way of the Atari.
Parapraxis  +   2116d ago
This is kind of insane.
No MODs?
No dedicated servers?
I'm betting the DLC won't be free either.

They are going to lose massive PC sales for these missteps.
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MetalFreakMike  +   2116d ago
I Guess They Think They Can Get Away With It
But all they are going to do is make people not want the game anymore. Seems more and more like IW is getting ahead of themselves or it could just be Activision behind it but either way it is going to kill the Call Of Duty franchise.

Maybe they will take a page from EA and shape up when their sales go way down and lose customers because of their ignorance.
Pandamobile  +   2116d ago
If there's one thing the PC community is known for, is screwing with publishers and developers if we're not pleased with something.

We taught EA a lesson with their intrusive DRM in Spore, and they've almost completely backed off from it.

Now we'll most likely have to destroy IWNet.
evrfighter  +   2116d ago
It was also a pc gamer that started the Bad Company boycott that ultimately stopped them from adding purchasable weapons to the game.

ambientFLIER  +   2116d ago
Lol...go ahead and rally "your" community to stand up against big bad IW. Then they won't release the next installment at all. You lose. There is far too much money to be made on the consoles to bother bickering with the pc crowd for them to pirate your products anyway. At least on the xbox you can't play online with a modded console.

Go ahead, "teach them a lesson".
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Redempteur  +   2116d ago
Or they could ..ytou know ... release a pc pacth that fixes the issue .allowing for a more PC like multiplayer architecture .... it's not like there isn't others fps to play ..On pc .
mebob  +   2116d ago
"At least on the xbox you can't play online with a modded console. "

Lol, i see the M$ propaganda has worked!, i know many people who modded their 360 and ALL of them can play online. This "You can't play online on a modded 360" is all propaganda to trick people into not modding their 360.
Mcrmarcher  +   2116d ago
It was a joke when that they raised the price for the pc version, it seems that there just taking the piss here. seriously, Activision can go **** themselves.
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thor  +   2116d ago
Let me put it this way:
I was going to get this on PC, and now I'm not.

I enjoyed the PC version of CoD4, didn't think it was as amazing as some of the people here seem to think (makes me angry), but I enjoyed it for the massive battles (up to 60 players I think) on dedicated servers, and the server lists rather than sh1tty matchmaking like the console versions.

They wonder why PC gaming is dying, then they try to kill it off themselves. Why fvcking bother making a PC version if you're going to gimp it and charge over the odds.
chrisulloa  +   2116d ago
Hmm, no PC is superior comments. I wonder why.
cyborg6971  +   2116d ago
Cause your as big of a douche as activision.
qwertyuiopasdfghjkl  +   2116d ago
Maybe because...
Their goal was to make all versions equal.

Equal meaning, shafting the PC user for god knows what reason...
ZombieAutopsy  +   2116d ago
because its not Left 4 Dead, i dont know maybe because its not you troll
mrv321  +   2116d ago
Looks PC gamers, you have power and options, A man chooses a slave obbeys. I say choose.

Choose Piratebay
Choose Bittorrent
Choose anyway but their way.
Charmers  +   2116d ago
Better still choose to NOT PLAY IT AT ALL. If you pirate it to play it you are still part of the problem. I have no intention of buying COD MW2 but then I have no intention of illegally downloading it. I won't die if I don't play this game and the message will be that much louder.
TheIneffableBob  +   2116d ago
I'd just like to say that pirating does not help at all.

By pirating, you are still playing their game which is what they want. You will spend your time playing their game instead of other publishers' games. If you really wanted to protest, you would not play the game at all and spread as much negativity about the game as you could.
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Halo3 MLG Pro  +   2116d ago
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iceice123  +   2116d ago
You're buying used?
shutupandplay  +   2116d ago
A universal price increase and now this. What a slap in the face to PC gamers.
VonAlbrecht  +   2116d ago
Why do I suspect that somehow, Bobby Kotick has a hand in this?
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Tw1ggy  +   2116d ago
Im still getting it...
$20 hike in price... fine, 2 weeks delay... fine, no dedicated servers... go f--k yourself IW! Im still getting that game, via Rapidshare that is. Why buy a piece of crap, show 'support', only to get something like this for loyalty? My ass!
Hudahudahuda  +   2116d ago
men wit no honor, men wit no word...

PC still get's better controls and graphics though.
The-Director  +   2116d ago
I guess PC gamers got a taste of IW arrogance and abuse as we console gamers tasted before.

It's not like your hardly breaking even, your game will sell millions, so put dedicated servers on PC and consoles you cheap bastards.
thor  +   2116d ago
Hey, it's not just that.

People on CoD4 could run their OWN dedicated servers. Then you could choose them from a list.

Now MW2 just has a button that says "play". How fvcking sh1t is that? Before I was able to scroll down the list of servers, sort them, look at my ping etc, be able to play huge battles thanks to people's dedicated servers, and now all I can do is "play" using sh1tty peer-to-peer on someone's sh1t connection. If everyone's like me when they're playing, they don't have the bandwidth to host. So it will be laggy as fvck, not to mention the inevitable host advantage.
ZedoMann  +   2116d ago
I never even played MW1 online, so I don't expect to start playing MW2 online.

As for the Mods, it will probably only make it a little harder for modders to get what they want to do.
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