No LAN or Deicated Server support for C&C4: Tiberian Twilight

Saturday, 20th February 2010 15:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


It’s been revealed that Command & Conquer 4 will not support LAN or Dedicated Servers when it is released on PC next month.

Apparently, Tiberian Twilight will not make use of such things because of the global player progression system, said lead designer Sam Bass.

“[The system] has single-player, multiplayer and skirmish and all the information stored in a server,” he told D’toid. “So if you go to another machine, friend’s house, Internet cafe, whatever, you can log-in with your profile and all the stuff you’ve unlocked is accessible to you there.

“It all lives on a server so you can’t really do dedicated servers with that.”

Multiplayers should also know that EA has invested in a new networking system that is “a lot more solid, and a lot more modern” than the previous one. Therefore, getting into a game will be much easier than it was with previous iterations of the series.

The game’s out on March 16 and 19 in the US and Europe, respectively, and it has been said that it will appeal to both strategy fans and FPS gamers this time around.



  1. Michael O’Connor

    This whole dedicated servers things is getting old.

    Games have been doing it for years. The only people are even mentioning it is because of the whole MW2 debacle.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. NoxNoctisUmbra

    Dedicated servers are as important as bred and butter.
    With Dedicated servers, for example Counter Strike Source, yo do not have to add 30 of the people to play with, you just save the Server as Favorites and enter anytime you wish.. With COD MW2, you just can not do that… You are stuck with random maps, and random people if you don’t have anyone on friends list. Some random servers are fun, some are dumb…

    so Dedicated is very important.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Droid

    The no LAN option coupled with no ded servers = laggy mess playing online multiplayer, when people think their pc’s and connections are good enough to host games, when they blatantly aren’t. Many people don’t even realise it’s the upload speed they need to worry about more than download when hosting servers. It’s annoying to join a server in the list which shows a good ping only to get on there and find out it’s jumping all over the shop, and you get frequent freezes or disconnected mid-game. :(

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    By memory C&C games have never used dedicated servers. No LAN though? Thats abit stupid, though seeing as in C&C3 and Red Alert 3 you need 2 different CD Keys to play LAN with each other (like most games now), you may as well just friend the other guy and play each other online through the games servers.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Yoshi

    No dedicated servers have been in every CC game so im not too surprised about it but LAN support! WTF! they could just freeze your rank/xp so you can play with unlocks but not gain any

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Urinat0r

    I love this industry.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Grimrita

    Including LAN costs alot of money. I remember being asked when I was working at EA how the community would react if LAN was excluded from a certain racing title.

    The cost was something like $275,000! Which made me laugh. But with EA’s track record of keeping servers up for only a couple of years, this is a pain in the arse for many

    #7 5 years ago
  8. endgame

    Geki is right. seeing ppl complaining about the lack of dedicated servers in a RTS shows just how much those ppl know about the gaming industry, which is nothing. i really don’t understand why this kind of ppl go online and post stuff. do they want to show others how stupid they r!? idk. it’s sooo puzzling.

    as for no lan support, meeeh, i think we can live without it. i mean, i’ve been connected to the internet at every lan party i went so.. usually u don’t really need lan support because u can connect to each other using the net.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Uncontested

    With as shitty red alert 3 was its no surprise they are cost cutting on this game. They’re effectively murdering the C&C brand.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Grimrita

    I dont think anyone is complaining at the lack of dedicated servers, its just EA decided to drop that in to the mix.

    But from experience playing online, all this random selecting, matching making is all crap as it simply doesnt work – Left for Dead 2 reinforces that arguement – its simply shit online unless you play with friends

    #10 5 years ago

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