PC players of the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 won’t have to make futile threats and form online petitions later this year because Treyarch has gone and confirmed that the game will indeed support dedicated servers at launch.
You’ll remember the furore that was kicked up when it was revealed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 would lack the support of dedicated PC servers, which resulted in many a boycott promise being made at the time – idle threats that ultimately lead to nothing, despite an online petition that sported over 100 000 signatures.
Treyarch director of technology, Cesar Stastny, has avoided a similar situation by very quietly announcing that Black Ops 2 will include the option to take advantage of dedicated servers, most likely using a ‘rent-a-server’ option similar to previous Call of Duty games and Battlefield 3.
Stastny wrote in a tweet:
“Confirmed: Ranked Dedicated Servers for [Black Ops 2]”
Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is out on November 13th across all platforms and regions – read El33tonline’s preview of the singleplayer campaign and the included ‘Strike Force’ missions from our time at E3 2012.