Modern Warfare 2 PC Won't Have Console

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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Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • I'm now frothing at the mouth for a different reason...
  • rodney_ws
    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.
  • lenell86
    no dedicated server support=fail nuff said
  • Hellbound
    Thank god I'm not buying it....
  • This will not last long...I see a patch coming VERY soon.
  • griffed88
    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.
  • rodney_ws
    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.
  • Annisman
    I will not be buying this game, and I encourage all other PC gamers not to as well.
  • El_Capitan
    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

  • Toddosan
    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.