Rebellion Dodge Dedicated Server Question
Following the uproar around the internet about Infinity Ward not using dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 2, CVG conducted a brief interview with senior producer of Rebellion, David Brickley. Whilst he didn't outright deny the question about the possibility of using dedicated servers, he also did a great job of side-stepping the questions.
CVG : There's been a lot of controversy this month surrounding Modern Warfare 2 and its ditching of PC dedicated servers. Historically AvP is obviously a big PC game. How are you making sure you support the PC version and keep your community happy?
Brickley: 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.
Not quite what they asked, so they try again.
CVG : 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. And are you guys going to have those dedicated servers the community so clearly expects?
Brickley: 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.
He'd make a fantastic politician. CVG were not to be daunted though, and in a replica of the famous "did you threaten to over-rule him" moment, they tried a final time to get some confirmation one way or the other
CVG : So is that a yes or a no on the dedicated servers?
Brickley: 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.
Not exactly the most helpful answers, and I'm sure that we all think three opportunities to answer not taken probably means that the answer is no, but they want to avoid the backlash Infinity Ward suffered.
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