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Modern Warfare 2 PC Won't Have Console

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 139 comments

This won't be pleasing to the hardcore.

Are you a COD4 fan just frothing at the mouth waiting for Modern Warfare 2? Many of us are too. Those of us who are looking forward to playing it on the PC have been given small frights with the rumored delay (now found untrue), and the sadly true news of the lack of dedicated servers.

Now those who are extremely hardcore into the PC versions of Call of Duty may find another slightly disappointing bit of news to do with Modern Warfare 2 – players won't have access to the console for advanced settings and options.

Vince Zampella of Infinity Ward confirmed the news in a community chat when a player asked if it'd be possible to change the FOV, weapon damage, perks, graphical debris, breathing sway, etc.

Zampella simply replied, "We would like you to play the game the way we designed and balanced it."

Other interesting Q&A bits from Mackey McCandlish include:

Mackey-IW: Players do not control who hosts.

Mackey-IW: Only players capable of hosting will be host.

Mackey-IW: Games cap out at 9v9. The software has great latency tolerance. See above!

Mackey-IW: I've been playing mainly with around 100ms ping and it was great.

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    lenell86 , November 5, 2009 6:46 PM
    no dedicated server support=fail nuff said
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    El_Capitan , November 5, 2009 6:53 PM
    It's a no-win situation.

    PC sales go through the roof = They'll do the same thing in the future.

    PC sales go down the drain = They won't even make a PC version in the future.

    I guess I'll be sticking with playing console FPS noobs. It's been a while since I played FPS games on the PC - mostly since all my friends play on the Xbox 360. Nothing beats:

    1. Dedicated servers
    2. Mods
    3. Keyboard and Mouse controls
    4. 40 player rooms
    5. Booting laggers and teamkillers, and also setting friendly fire in competitive clan matches

    *sniff
  • 28 Hide
    hotsacoman , November 5, 2009 6:44 PM
    I'm now frothing at the mouth for a different reason...
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  • 28 Hide
    hotsacoman , November 5, 2009 6:44 PM
    I'm now frothing at the mouth for a different reason...
  • 25 Hide
    rodney_ws , November 5, 2009 6:45 PM
    I wasn't going to pay $60 for this at release anyways... but now I won't bother when it's on sale for $30-$45 on Steam months down the road.
  • 29 Hide
    lenell86 , November 5, 2009 6:46 PM
    no dedicated server support=fail nuff said
  • 23 Hide
    Hellbound , November 5, 2009 6:46 PM
    Thank god I'm not buying it....
  • 3 Hide
    Anonymous , November 5, 2009 6:49 PM
    This will not last long...I see a patch coming VERY soon.
  • 27 Hide
    griffed88 , November 5, 2009 6:51 PM
    lol what bs. I really really hope this flops hardcore on the PC and no one pirates it. That way they have no one to blame but themselves. Honestly, right now I could care less if they stopped developing for PC all together. Unless they do something to amend this I don't see myself buying another IW game. There are many many other games to fill my time.
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    rodney_ws , November 5, 2009 6:51 PM
    I think what these companies forget is that once we buy it... we're supposed to own it. It really seems like they're just leasing you the damned thing when they pull crap like this.

    Anyone who has played any modified form of a game understands that it's the customizations that make the game what it is... not some developer with their head stuck up their arses.
  • 24 Hide
    Annisman , November 5, 2009 6:52 PM
    I will not be buying this game, and I encourage all other PC gamers not to as well.
  • 29 Hide
    El_Capitan , November 5, 2009 6:53 PM
    It's a no-win situation.

    PC sales go through the roof = They'll do the same thing in the future.

    PC sales go down the drain = They won't even make a PC version in the future.

    I guess I'll be sticking with playing console FPS noobs. It's been a while since I played FPS games on the PC - mostly since all my friends play on the Xbox 360. Nothing beats:

    1. Dedicated servers
    2. Mods
    3. Keyboard and Mouse controls
    4. 40 player rooms
    5. Booting laggers and teamkillers, and also setting friendly fire in competitive clan matches

    *sniff
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    Toddosan , November 5, 2009 6:54 PM
    Wow game devs are really heading towards a crappy trend, starting with lack of options, really bad DRM controls, Half ass DLC that they charge for, and the list just keeps on getting bigger. Whats next, gonna need a urine or blood sample to play the game? give up a lung, or kidney? Things are definatly changing for the worse in the gaming industry.
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    mtd324 , November 5, 2009 6:56 PM
    So basically its an exact copy of the PS3/XB360 version.
    Except you get to use your mouse and keyboard.
    -1 for COD fans everywhere.
    -100 for Infinity Ward's disregard.
    +1 for the the people that made ARMA2.
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    Anonymous , November 5, 2009 6:56 PM
    Just told my older brother NOT to get me MW2 for a Late B-day gift. As i asked to get it before i knew it would suck. He did not even ask why when i told him it was $60 too , haha.

    R.I.P. IW you will be missed as one of the better Devs out there. Kudos to Triarch too, CoD5 was great! It seems that activision's 1 Cod per year policy has taken effect, as IW could not code the game fast enough to acually make it a REAL CoD game...

    such a shame this is.
    I asked for just $50 in gas money insted, these days, its hard enough to be a gamer, now this takes the cake. There are just too many better ways to spend $60.
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    rodney_ws , November 5, 2009 6:56 PM
    I love how this has been on pre-sale for several weeks and NOW they release this information. Wonder how many people regret dropping that $60 on this.
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    blackbyron , November 5, 2009 6:59 PM
    "Mackey-IW: Games cap out at 9v9. The software has great latency tolerance. See above!"

    How is it a great latency tolerance? How about you prove it?
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    TheLighterHalf , November 5, 2009 7:00 PM
    i was about to go preorder this game at lunch from work but after reading about no dedicated servers, no console commands, small useless rooms i think i'll just go buy a box with a padlock on it instead. same thing really...
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    ryanjm , November 5, 2009 7:01 PM
    They've been really shady with the release of all the information about features removed that were standard on COD4. They know everyone will be upset about it, so they release it last second and in obscure places (this info was from a best buy chat). Seems pretty obvious that no one at IW gives a shit about PC gamers.
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    Transmaniacon , November 5, 2009 7:03 PM
    Yea, its time to hop on the Battlefield Bad Company 2 bandwagon...hooray!
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    ilockitdown , November 5, 2009 7:08 PM
    RIP COD.
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    92Sileighty , November 5, 2009 7:14 PM
    It looks like IW is dead set on shooting themselves in both feet.
    They are removing everything that makes a PC version of a game special and the fans are going to turn on them for doing so.
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    Jamdodds , November 5, 2009 7:15 PM
    Just got the confirmation that walmart canceled my preorder. I'm now the proud parent of 60$ I didn't have before.
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