DICE reiterates Bad Company 2 will have dedicated servers

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 27 October 2009 14:59 GMT


DICE has reiterated Karl-Magnus Troedsson’s tweet that dedicated servers are the only way to go for multiplayer on the PC version of Bad Company 2.

“A lot of buzz has been floating around the internet lately about dedicated servers,” said Gordon Van Dyke. “Since Battlefield 1942 DICE has used dedicated servers for all platforms. This formula has worked well, and still works well, for us and for the gaming community. We have stayed true to this practice and will continue this tradition into the upcoming title Battlefield Bad Company 2.

“Other games use player-hosted or ‘peer to peer’ solutions, often resulting in a ‘host with the most’ situation; where the player hosting the match has an advantage over other players connected to their game.

“This makes dedicated servers the best solution for online PC gaming hands down.”

All the chest beating is in response to Infinity Ward using IWNet for PC multiplayer matches with Modern Warfare 2.

Battlefield Bad Company 2 is out on 5th March 2010 for Xbox 360 and PS3 as well as PC.

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