Official Infinity Ward Response

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Community manager Robert Bowling has updated his Twitter feed, linking to the "official" Infinity Ward response at GameInformer’s new site. All in all, PC gamers are still going to be extremely disappointed with the company over this new strategy and it will be seen as a huge blow to the PC gaming community. The higher price tag is also perplexing and is currently interpreted as paying more for less.

Here’s a snippet from the article:

"We’re just prioritizing the player experience above the modders and the tuners," says West. He points toward the mounting feedback IW has received from PC fans of Modern Warfare who couldn’t find a decent server to play on between all of the cheaters, the insular communities, and huge skill level disparities that the original game’s community fractured into. "We thought maybe it would be cool if the fans could play the game," he laughs.
 
IW says that gameplay concerns for the majority of MW2 players are the overriding reasons for the decision. Zampella downplays the obvious piracy prevention angle (IW has cited numbers of people online playing illegal copies of Modern Warfare up to 60 percent). "The Steam stuff helps with the piracy. I don’t know that the matchmaking stuff does," he notes. West takes a shot at the motives behind some of the outrage, noting that there’s money to made by selling dedicates servers and adspace on them: "It’s a little dubious. Some of the people complaining are complaining with their pocketbook."
 
Again and again during our conversation, West and Zampella hammer the point that hardcore PC players lose very little to this change relative to the returns that casual to moderate fans will see.

 

7 Responses to Official Infinity Ward Response

  1. CODISDEAD says:

    FUCKKCCKCKIIIING BASSSTARDSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. FWCorey says:

    If they REALLY wanted to give a better gaming experience across all platforms, they would have found a way to offer dedicated servers to console players rather than eliminating them for PC players.
    MODS are the longterm life blood of most PC games, hell COD:WaW was a bit of a flop on the PC until the masses of Zombie MODs turned it around.
    If they think there is so much money in hosting dedicated servers, why didn't they just create their own dedicated servers and rent them so they could control them and get a big slice of this resource? They could offer the DLCs they make as free for their own servers while charging other hosts for it.
    The only barrier to access I see with MODs is the games should have a central repository and a system in place where volunteer beta testers approve them for general submission.. then they can be internally tested and added to the DLCs if they are found worthy with a tiny commission for the mapping team that created them (1 cent/DLC sold in the first month) to further stimulate development. Mappers should be rewarded for all their hard work, not snubbed like this.

  3. l473 says:

    IW, give us the option, we are big boys and girls, we can decide if we want to join a dedicated server or not, there are other alternatives for busting crackers and cheaters other than this. Its just superior gaming experience than the console alternative. We don't want the COD community end like this! Please IW, think hard and find the solution, this is not solving anything.

  4. wimmpyiii says:

    Clan matches GONE
    Admin watched servers GONE

    To make it work with both kinds of servers add a filter option for official servers. Best of both worlds.

  5. 1rogue1 says:

    how do i alter my nat setting s from strict to open.on my pc can anybody help..

  6. kieranfowler says:

    to infinity ward i recovered my gamer tag at a mates but he went on my account and manage to do a prestige glich which he thought would help me and moved he to 8th prestiage when i was 5th prestiage is thier any chance you could move me back to 5th prestiage

  7. kieranfowler says:

    to infinity ward i recovered my gamer tag at a mates but he went on my account and manage to do a prestige glich which he thought would help me and moved he to 8th prestiage when i was 5th prestiage is thier any chance you could move me back to 5th prestiage
    my gamertag is ii Kiieran XxX

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