No peer hosting for Respawn’s new shooter; whether you’re on PC, Xbox 360 or Xbox One you’ll enjoy the benefits of dedicated servers while playing Titanfall.
“We’re using Microsoft’s cloud compute initiative to run all our servers for it, so it’s all running on dedicated servers,” EA’s Craig Owens told Joystiq.
“We’ll spin up and spin down servers as necessary, and it’ll do all the AI hosting and physics calculations and all matchmaking and all of that good stuff.
“It’s all dedicated servers, all the time.”
Depending on how long you’ve been following games scandals, this may not mean much to you, but before peer hosting became so common, the lack of dedicated servers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 caused a huge ruckus.
It died down, as these things tend to do, but the core Infinity Ward team later left Activision in a much-publicised split, eventually forming Respawn Entertainment. It’s an interesting little cycle.
Titanfall is a multiplayer-focused shooter with jetpacks and mechs; it’s due on all three platforms in northern spring 2014.