Black Ops PC looks grim
September 12, 2010
After gamers got all up-in-arms about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, being shipped without the possibility of dedicated servers; we hoped Treyarch would have some common sense. The excitement brewed with the announcement that they would be, in fact, bringing back dedicated servers for their upcoming IP of the series, Black Ops. Everyone rejoiced as it seemed that Treyarch had grown into a big-boy development studio:
Alas we were wrong.
Recently announced by Treyarch was a bunch of confirmed details for the PC title of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Included were some good ideas that any sane COD player would agree is a good idea. Like signing with Steam again for support of the game meaning VAC would be on-board for anti-cheating as well. Also the anticipated release of mod tools and the such for the game. However one small issue seemed to shine through:
“We have partnered with GameServers.com as the exclusive provider of dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Black Ops.”
Umm….WTF! Black Ops servers are only with one server provider? Have they not realised it generally takes the whole ISP infrastructure of Australia to provide enough servers for the nation? Although they’ve stated they will have servers launched globally, only 10 or so countries have been listed on their site.
Just when you thought we had seen it all with the Call of Duty series, Treyarch continue to disappoint us yet again. Hopefully there’s at least one actual gamer in their midst rather than a bunch of ‘yes’ men who think everything on paper would work in the real world.
I’m sure communism worked on paper as well.