Robert Bowling posted information pertinent to the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 on the game's community site today, and according to Infinity Ward's creative strategist, the development team has "put a ton of emphasis," on the PC experience.
Bowling said the team brought back "all the great things," added Modern Warfare 2 such as matchmaking, the lobby, and Steam integration, combined with dedicated servers and the in-game server included in the original Modern Warfare.
"In addition, we're supporting PC specific features that give you even more control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO," he said.
According to Bowling's post, the PC version of the game supports private match options customizable through private and dedicated server games with "full control over Class Restrictions, Custom Game mode creation," and access to unique private match modes like One in the Chamber, Gun Game, and Infected.
Dedicated Servers will allow players to "find and filter via an in-game server browser," or set-up private Dedicated Server for complete control, without being restricted by any third-party hosting requirements. Users can also filter and favorite servers by "Ping, Map, Gametype, Hardcore Variants, Voice, Password," and other options.
"We value the PC player and have gone to great lengths inproviding a more rich experience for our players," said Bowling. "We keep our ear near the ground and try todeliver items most requested. The big feature for MW3 we are supporting is Dedicated Servers, this includes a server browser, voting, RCON, and more.
"Also we’ve implemented some PC only rendering features including SSAO. Lastly we are embracing the Steam platform by integrating fully with Steam including friends list, and Steam achievements."
The complete list of PC specific notations are through here. Minimum specs for PC are posted below.
- OS: Windows XP/Windows Vista/Windows 7
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom X38750 processor or better
- Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space/2GB RAM
- Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better/ 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600GT/ATI Radeon X1950 or better
- Sound Card: DirectX 9.0 or later
Modern Warfare 3 releases November 8 for PC, PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.