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Call of Duty Black Ops PS3 version does NOT have Regional Matchmaking

Thanks to a recent twitt of David Vonderhaar the design director for Call of Duty: Black Ops, it has been confirmed that there wont be any regional matchmaking or regional search on the PS3 even though Treyarch and Activision confirmed this feature, and this feature will be exclusive to XBOX 360. All of this has even caused some raged over at the Call of Duty Boards.

Update:

Thanks to the confirmation of the same person who iniciated all the trouble David Vonderhaar it has been confirmed that REGIONAL MATCHMAKING for the PS3 is AVAILABLE in BLACK OPS.

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MariaHelFutura2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

Not to sound like a Fanboy. BUT...who cares buy Killzone 3. It`ll be the better game regardless of hype level or marketing and you won`t be supporting Activision which will only benefit the future of gaming.

shovelface882087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

You might like it more, but that doesn't make it better. They are both good franchises, and both will most likely be good games.

To say "who cares I'll buy a different game" doesn't discount the fact that this is a disappointment for ps3 owners who want lag free games.

If you want the best version of Black Ops, at this point, I'd say pick it up for PC. Dedicated servers + server admins + kick/ban features.

J_Cob2087d ago

and full mod support. Wish I had a Gaming PC lol.

Redrum0592087d ago

I personally like meeting ppl from other regions online.
Those COD guys are just MS fanboys that can't help but not ignore the gigantic and still growing install base of the ps3.

But who can realy blame them, lots of pro-XBOX devs have gone multiplat due to the massive PS3 install base.

Anyways, PS3 owners realy shouldn't get all bent up over this, there are way too many great multiplats and kickass exclusives coming to the ps3 for ppl get all riled up for another yearly rehashed COD game.

I'm still getting the game though.

BulletProofVess2087d ago

how activision conducts business

complete sellouts

even though they have the ability and the knowledge to bring the ps3 a version with all the features
they fall to the pressure of microsoft and the mighty dollar

its one thing bring exclusive dlc to a platform
but a whole other beast when you purposely gimp one version because youve been payed off my microsoft

ReservoirDog3162087d ago

Yeah it might sound like an excuse but it is nice meeting people faraway just for the experience. I met my best friend because a lack of regional matchmaking. Seriously, my life turned for the better cause R6 Vegas allowed two people from across the country to play with each other.

But still, a lot of the features that were really kinda cool aren't in the PS3 version, the version I'm getting. I can't really find myself to care personally but somewhere out there, someone does. Sucks for them.

MasterGuru2087d ago

I'm happy with this feature cos I live in Asia so there's more chances of me getting into a game quickly. For example, if you live in Asia and you own an Xbox 360, the majority of players which lives in North America and Europe will try to block you from joining their game. I actually feel sorry for the Xbox 360 users in Asia now. Buy a PS3 guys. Faster for you to join a game!

shovelface882087d ago

There has to be a reason why this was cut, it could be something to do with the different way the PS3 matchmakes, or something internal at Sony that prevented it from going through.

At this point, who knows, but they are giving literally everything else to PS3 that the 360 gets. It seems odd to exclude such a feature for no reason.

Sparticus_12087d ago

I honestly dont car eof microsoft gives a dozen cookies and a prostitute to the crapbox owners..or even if they give it to the ps3 people..i still wouldnt buy the game..you buy one cod game youve bought them all....

Red_Orange_Juice2087d ago

no dual PSNID login - it's not about the money
no regional matchmaking - it's not about the money

who are you kidding Treyarch?

pixelsword2087d ago

It doesn't matter if regional matchmaking is available or not: the real issue is whether the PS3 will have laggy games or not. IF the PS3 doesn't have laggy games, then all that means is that the PS3 can handle worldwide games without sacrificing quality. If not, THEN you will have to question the dev's reason as to why they did that.

JohnnyBadfinger2087d ago

lets be honest here... if your in the USA you are very unlikely to ever come across a foreign hosted game. Europe chances are still slim...since the PS3 has a massive install base there i doubt it will be a problem.

The feature is really only useful if your Aussie or Kiwi. Our internet due to latency issues is at the best dog shit compared to the rest of the world. I personally have a 100mbps down and 2.5mbps upload connection (which i do pull host with 90% of the time) but even with speeds like that i can hardly get a good connection from Japan... it says its in the green but really its more a light yellow.

However i have once gotten a light green connection to a San Fransisco based host... was tolerable until he quit then i got host.

Kurt Russell2087d ago

I'm taking the OP's advice and getting Killzone whilst swerving the COD franchise.

SJPFTW2087d ago

first of all Vahn confirmed in his twitter that no one said PS3 does not have regional matchmaking

his own words:
"PS3 fans mixing up split-screen with regional matchmaking conversations. Who said PS3 doesn't have regional matchmaking? Original source."

here is your evidence. when Vahn said, "Platform considerations always a tough issue never explained well in 140 characters. People make mistakes. They don't lie." he was replying to the question "So what exactly did the that special PS3 dev team do for us other than Port a title? Havent seen any PS3 perks to the title"

no where was regional matchmaking mentioned or even remotely talked about. the person who asked the question was referring to dual psn logins.

you can go on his twitter and see for youself
http://twitter.com/DavidVon...

also on Josh Olin's twitter he further confirms regional matchmaking is on the ps3. quote: "Not true. PS3 has regional matchmaking just like the 360."

proof: http://twitter.com/jd_2020

just laughing while reading all these posts. especially Longrod_Von_Hugendon who cancelled his preorder. but seriously who approved this site?

BARF2087d ago

why should activision have to add dual log in to the game??? psn doesnt have dual log in and xbox live does. i would say its more about what psn lacks than microsoft paying them. i would say treyarch and activision support the xbox more because the community for CoD on live is almost double psn.

plenty a tool2087d ago

and the people who agreed with you.

please know what you are talking about before writing. the laws of physics dictate that you WILL GET LAG AND LATENCY if you live in the US for instance, and play against people in the EU or asia!!

nothing, not even dedicated servers, or the almighty PS3 can make it otherwise. people on here talk about the lag free dedicated servers on the pe3, yet i have experienced lag on them. nothing cheats einstein!!

or perhaps it's my 18meg down 1meg up connection that is at fault.

on topic. it's a shame, coz i think this should be a feature of EVERY on-line game. i have nothing against playing against people from other regions, i just prefer to game with people in my own region. for the reasons i mentioned above

Dee_912086d ago

im always playing with eu or asian players on mw2 and it never lag ..

Razmossis2086d ago

As soon as PS3 closes this sales gap on Xbox, we better start getting the extra love and attention the Xbox has been getting all these years. It's bloody ridiculous that you still can't get a game that's the same on both consoles

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kaveti66162087d ago

You should begin all of your posts with "Not to sound like a Fanboy..."

Yeah, Killzone 3 is going to be epic, but so what? It's not the be-all, end-all game.

If Call of Duty fans like COD, then why would they buy a different shooter?

darkpower2087d ago

Because gamers have this knack with actually playing OTHER GAMES! Do COD fans play ONLY COD games, or do they decide to play other things in the downtime?

And why should being a COD fan keep anyone from playing KZ3 or any other shooter> And how do you know that KZ3 WON'T be the be all end all game (not saying it will or won't, but you seem pretty sure of yourself)?

kaveti66162087d ago

Did you also say this to MariaHelFutura? Because it seems to me your post would be better suited as a response to him than as a response to me.

All I said was that COD lovers shouldn't just forget about Black Ops just because KZ3 is coming out next year.

MariaHelFutura2087d ago

Call of Duty is not the be all end all game either.

So your point is?

BTW, If you like COD by all means buy COD. IMO, for alot of reasons that wouldn`t be wise. **IMO**

RememberThe3572087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

I've had MOH for about a week and a half and the next shooter I buy is going to be Killzone 3. Call of Duty is an Activision franchise, I don't f*ck with Activision.

@below: I believe it's when your connected to people closer to you so that the game runs better.

EDIT: Also it doesn't seem like too many people care. Here's the thread: http://www.callofduty.com/b...

EDIT 2: Shit I forgot about Socom. OK the next shooter I buy is either Socom 4 or Killzone 3, which ever comes first.

rdgneoz32087d ago

Get both Socom 4 and KZ3. Ones a TPS and the other is a FPS.

RememberThe3572087d ago

I can't pass on either. I need both.

Death24942087d ago

I agree, I've been passing on Call of Duty since after COD4. It just shows how quick people are to follow the masses so they won't be labeled as an outcast. Sorry but I won't be one of the millions picking this one up. I have a feeling this is going to end up like Guitar Hero or Tony Hawk.

sack_boi2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

It matches you up with the person/people closest to you geographically. MW2 X360 already had this and it kept matching me up with people in my town. It was awesome, I'm glad it's back.

hmmmm2087d ago

MW2 didn't always have it and us Aussie's hated playing the game as it would ALWAYS choose an American host and it always lagged.. Back when MW2 launched, if you were lucky enough to get a lobby with an Aussie host, you never left cos you knew your chances of finding another one were pretty low.

Of course it added the feature a few months later so now its a non-issue.

sack_boi2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

BS. I got MW2 a week before it was officially released and the game had it already (on the X360).

hmmmm2087d ago

Ahhhh...no it didn't have a setting which you could set to only search for local lobbies, you are wrong. Here's a link confirming it if you need it:

http://games.on.net/article...

In this interview they say 'There is nothing in there that allows you to say, ‘I don’t want to play with anyone but people from my area’'

They did not add the feature until the update which came out with the first map pack.

If you think it didn't have host issue's when it came out you are clearly from the US....

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LordMarius2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

Can they just make this franchise 360 exclusive, there are better shooters on the PS3

Odin7772086d ago

Ha ha yeah I tend to think of it as a 360 exclusive anyway.

shoddy2087d ago

is it we can't play with your friends anymore?
or playing for free with 2mil others?

Dirk Benedict2087d ago

you have my undying recognition for such a worthy comment.

J_Cob2087d ago

Josh's twitter says otherwise. Dude, N4G is tabloid status. I'm new to the site and find this shit ridiculous. Don't they fact check the info?

LordMarius2087d ago

N4G does not create articles of their own, its a "community" run site, that submit articles from other sites. its upto the approvers to fact check

Odin7772086d ago

No there really isn't any official checks and balance system here, except for the community disapproving articles and what not (but there's usually an agenda there anyway).

vhero2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

No doubt MS asked for this as part of the exclusive deal to make PSN look worse off than XBL so it looks in theory like you are getting better servers when in reality your not. Its a devious underhanded tactic and hats off to MS to not caring about anything but money as usual. As really it wouldn't cost them anything to add it to PS3 version.

irepbtown2086d ago

It's false. Vahn and Olin both confirmed that PS3 IS getting Regional Matchmaking. They said it was split screen that wont.

BS article.

r1sh122087d ago

If you have a good internet connection you will most likely get host.
As long as the matchmaking is not the same as MW2 it should be pretty good, When I had MW2 on ps3 I got host most of the time and gave most people in Eurpoe and USA a 3 bar easily. (Im in England UK).
Its not the biggest thing, most people wont even notice about the connection. Many are casuals playing with friends for fun.
If you get into a laggy game theres not much that can be done.

SJPFTW2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

first of all Vahn confirmed in his twitter that no one said PS3 does not have regional matchmaking

his own words:
"PS3 fans mixing up split-screen with regional matchmaking conversations. Who said PS3 doesn't have regional matchmaking? Original source."

here is your evidence. when Vahn said, "Platform considerations always a tough issue never explained well in 140 characters. People make mistakes. They don't lie." he was replying to the question "So what exactly did the that special PS3 dev team do for us other than Port a title? Havent seen any PS3 perks to the title"

no where was regional matchmaking mentioned or even remotely talked about. the person who asked the question was referring to dual psn logins.

you can go on his twitter and see for youself
http://twitter.com/DavidVon...

also on Josh Olin's twitter he further confirms regional matchmaking is on the ps3. quote: "Not true. PS3 has regional matchmaking just like the 360."

proof: http://twitter.com/jd_2020

just laughing while reading all these posts. especially Longrod_Von_Hugendon who cancelled his preorder. but seriously who approved this site?

Philoctetes2087d ago

I wasn't buying this game anyway. Still not buying it. Activision can screw over my PS3 all it wants. Their loss.

xAlmostPro2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

This is false, the only thing the PS3 wont get that say the 360 gets is timed exclusive DLC

sdplisken2087d ago

im with you bro fuck cod!
KILLZONE 3 gonna rape all

syanara2087d ago

that the treyarch guys never actually elaborate too much as to WHY now I am of curse referring to the dual login thing. WHY is that feature exclusive to Xbox? did MS pay for it? was it too difficult for the developer? did ACtivision have a say? there are a lot of unanswered questions about this and being less than a week away from launch they should be answered.

punkpop1012087d ago

PS3 fanboys are crazyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

BARF2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

they are all a bunch of whiny babies. they are supposed to be "mature gamers", but if you look at almost any article on this site, they will prove the exact opposite. anyone who says anything pro xbox will be stealth disagreed by all the herding anti micro sheep.

you morons saying that xbox payed for dual log-ins are out of your mind. xbox live has that built in and psn doesnt. they didnt add anything to the xbox game. what is so hard to understand about that???? im not saying they dont pay to get some things, but this seems to be a stretch.

SSKILLZ2086d ago

@ BARF, stop crying about the disagrees

Domer252086d ago

Why bring up Killzone then? Love Killzone but this is about Black ops. Don't get why you want to start sh!t.

finbars752086d ago

Think about why he brought it up.You might actually get the answere on your own or just maybe you will have to search online for it.Activision only cares about the money not there fans while devs like GG are all about what makes there fans happy not by screwing them over.OOOPs did I slip out the answere for you.

finbars752086d ago

I could care less about Black Ops.Im playing the Killzone3 beta and I will continue to play it until it ends.You think that Activision has learned there lesson along with the idiots who say there not going to buy it but still end up with it.I play quality games not the quantity of what sells.GG has shown me the kind of passion you need to make high end game with real skills to play it while Activision just pops COD games out every year.Its always going to be the same with activision and EA has joined the slimeball society as well.

avengers19782086d ago

I for one don't care if there is regional match making or not, as long as the multiplayer works and it doesn't take forever to get into matches then no big deal. I sorta like knowing that I'm playing games with people from all over the world.

beardpapa2086d ago

no wonder they said 360 is the best console to play CoD BO on. makes you wonder...

Black-Helghast2086d ago

Wow...Whats next microsoft? Your gonna make the online exclusive on xbox too? ANSWEAR ME! You know what? Bye bye Black ops pre-order...IM BUYING GT5!!!GO TO HELL M$ AND YOUR AMBISSION FOR MONEY!!!!

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RustInPeace2087d ago

You DO realize that this story is FALSE, right? It's been confirmed that everything but the timed exclusive DLC is all the same.

DufferO82087d ago

thats what he gets for this childish act. you couldn't care less about the great single player or the addicting zombies?
typical multiplayer dope who never touches other modes of the game.

NewsForMe2086d ago

Yeah, let's pay $60 for two zombie maps and a short single player you'll play once.

enkeixpress2087d ago (Edited 2087d ago )

... Not such a big deal, really

*shrugs* I'm picking it up for my 360 anyways

seinfan2087d ago

lol @ the disagrees. I think some of the people in here who prefer the PS3 are mad.

SSKILLZ2086d ago

nope we just do it for fun or to watch 360 fan boys cry

^_^

Dark-Cloud2087d ago

if they blocked the sites just use (HotSpot) to get in ..