Infinity Ward Dev Chat Log

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The saga continues – Best Buy hosted a chat session with Infinity Ward developers on "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2" and the log is now available on the Best Buy forum. PC related multiplayer questions were asked and it was revealed that multiplay will indeed by P2P and will be limited to 9×9 matches.

Here’s the important PC stuff. Infinity Ward employee answers are indented.

xxTex: Can explain how works for the PC platform?

PC has no common provider of matchmaking like on xbox360, so to have match making on the PC we had to create IW.Net, kind of similar to the match making networks created for RTS games on PC. This was not a trivial undertaking, although it’s understandable that these days consumers may take match match making for granted.

PC Question… What will the max amount of players per map be for PC multiplayer on

GeneralClean: With the new, how many players can it support at one time with each server set-up, 8 vs 8, 12 vs 12, 16 vs 16, and how much bandwidth are we talking about per player basis, Upload and Download?

Vince-IW: 9v9

Mackey-IW: The max number of players on all platforms are 1v1 through 9v9. This is the number of players we focused on when we were balancing map size, perks, classes, challenges, etc.

How are PC gaming clans going to uphold their clan rules in the IW-net system? Are you going to give admin rights to gaming rooms so that admins can Kick or Ban players who refuse to follow clan rules? For example, {MRoA} servers prohibit racial comments from guest and/or clan members…
Mackey-IW: In response to the PC clan question: Private matches are a way for players to easily play with their friends and apply whatever House Rules they want. You can not kick players from Ranked matches. If language is a problem you can easily mute players.

Is there lean in PC multiplayer?
Vince-IW: No.

Please explain how a 9v9 match is a multiplayer experience? I’d have more fun serving lunch at a local nursing home.
Vince-IW: Sounds like are a very compassionate and giving person. I hope the people at the nursing home appreciate you.

Will you guys ever rethink about making a possible dedicated server patch after the initial launch? BTW I LOVE U GUYS <3
Vince-IW: We feel the PC game is great in it’s current form. We put a lot of work into IWnet in an effort to make the PC experience better for our users. If there is a need for somthing more in the future we will address as needed.

I run lan parties for PC, how will you be able to lan without internet access and no dedicated servers as you could with cod4?
Mackey-IW: We can play at work on our lan by doing private match and there is no lag.

You can read the entire chat session at Best Buy.


One Response to Infinity Ward Dev Chat Log

  1. logan says:

    can atleast upgrad the graghices

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  • Developer: Infinity Ward
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Genre: FPS
  • Release Date: January 28, 2015
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