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No dedicated Aliens vs Predator servers?

"Running an operation like that is monumentally expensive," says Rebellion

You've probably already read up the wealth of controversy surrounding Modern Warfare 2 ditching PC dedicated servers. And historically AvP is a big PC game. So is Rebellion going to do the right thing by its community? EA is with Bad Company 2, reports Edge.

When asked outright if there'll be dedicated servers, senior producer David Brickley began, "This is a title that we want to support for a long time to come. If it's not been announced yet then certainly the PC version will benefit from Direct X 11 features. That's one thing we can use to make sure that people who invest in the hardware will get the absolute best.

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"And it was originally a PC title so you can imagine the heritage and the need within Rebellion itself to make sure that people who still play and talk of that game are not left behind."

When asked again if there'll be dedicated servers, Brickley, continued, "Well the one thing we can say is obviously running an operation like that is monumentally expensive. For the period the original was up, people who played that game got an incredible experience.

"You know what the internet's like. We're obviously used to getting things for free over the years. I guess on our side the thing we're focusing on is whatever your set-up at home, you get the best possible experience from it. We're just trying to use our time and resources wisely."

And when asked one last time if it's a 'yes or no' on the dedicated servers, Brickley said, "As I said the game is still quite a way from release so I guess there are other things to be determined during that time."

To our ears that sounds like more of a 'no' than a 'yes'. Read the full AvP interview and don't forget to check out our huge AVP hands-on.