Naughty Dog has explained why Uncharted 3's multiplayer won't include dedicated servers.
The studio has responded to a direct fan complaint over Twitter, after revealing that Nathan Drake's third outing will work via peer-to-peer connections.
"We're not going to have dedicated servers, made that decision long time ago + we built the current player host-client architecture," the developer wrote on Twitter.
"Decision for that server architecture was to be better able to support our fans long-term if we can/want.
"The cost delta between dedicated & non-dedicated is huge long term. Eventually someone will say it costs too great + shut them down. My personal hope is that by keeping costs down + strong enough community, we could be in a position to consider 4+ yrs of uptime."