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CoD: Black Ops dedicated servers - Treyarch 'never wavered'

"We are a PC developer"

Treyarch has claimed that Call Of Duty: Black Ops will be a "true PC title" - and said it "never wavered" over whether it would introduce dedicated servers for the upcoming FPS.


Fellow Activision COD studio Infinity Ward faced gamers' wrath last year after it dumped dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 2.

But Treyarch told PC Gamer that the thought never crossed its mind - because it values the PC platform too highly.

"We never went away from dedicated servers," said Treyarch head of PC development Cesar Stastny. "We had dedicated servers in our last title, we had planned on dedicated servers for our subsequent title all along, so we haven't actually wavered on that at all.

"We are a PC developer. I've been running a dedicated PC team since the beginning of this project. We had one last project. We are making a true PC title here and I think it's a really important platform for our studio, and I'm also really thrilled that we can support the PC community as much as we can."

Stastny reiterated that mod tools will be coming post-release, but that Treyarch doesn't have a date confirmed.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops will be released on PC, 360, PS3 and Wii on November 9.

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