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Modern Warfare 3: Infinity Ward 'looking to support' dedicated servers

Dev keen to provide "all the bells and whistles" for the PC community

Infinity Ward creative strategist Robert Bowling has said the developer's considering introducing dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 3.

Speaking to Gamefront, Bowling said the studio's been "trying to reach out" to PC players recently.

"We had some of the [PC] guys come out to the studio a few weeks ago... We brought them here so they can see the stuff we're showing off. We're putting a lot of focus there, to make sure that our PC community has all the bells and whistles. So, the guys that have the powerhouse machines, that they can crank it up and enjoy the game."

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Infinity Ward's currently focusing on ensuring "PC users can enjoy the game out-of-box, run it smooth, exactly how they expect", but it's planning to implement dedicated PC features later in the development cycle.

"I can't confirm anything yet, but right now we're having conversations about dedicated servers, mod tools and post launch support... In Modern Warfare 3 we added IWnet, which was all about matchmaking - with the plan to eventually add in dedicated servers.

"My ideal philosophy on the PC is to have matchmaking for the mass," he added. "Have matchmaking for the guys who just want to jump in, hit play game and start playing. But let's not lose that dedicated core audience that wants the dedicated server experience.

"We're looking at ways to incorporate that into Modern Warfare 3. We've been listening a lot to our PC guys who have been very vocal since Modern Warfare 2 about what they want to see come back to our versions of the franchise."

Check out 13 minutes of uninterrupted Modern Warfare 3 gameplay footage posted on the site yesterday.

[ SOURCE: Gamefront ]

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