Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 has really been in the news a lot this week, with many thanks to an insider source from Kotaku who appears to be leaking info to the website like a tap. The latest leak is that Modern Warfare 3 will have no dedicated servers.
It was hoped that Infinity Ward and the other developers involved in the project would take a cue from Treyarch's Call of Duty: Black Ops, which did have dedicated servers, after Infinity Ward's last project, Modern Warfare 2, didn't. But it seems Infinity Ward has stuck to its guns on this one.
Kotaku's article lists a whole lot of Modern Warfare 3's perks and killstreaks that their source has given to them, and then at the end says this:
We've also learned, unfortunately, that this latest Call of Duty still won't support dedicated servers, instead relying on the hosted servers found in previous iterations of the game... (Modern Warfare 3 appears to be using DemonWare for player authentication, just like with Call of Duty: Black Ops,.)
This is obviously a big nail in the coffin for PC gamers and it seems that for this part of the gaming community the Call of Duty Modern Warfare series may be doomed forever. It's also surprising to see Activision go ahead with this plan when the other big mother of modern warfare shooters is going to compete against them this year in the form of Battlefield 3. Activision clearly don't see EA's game as a threat.
Activision haven't confirmed or denied the details but Kotaku's source up until now has proved to be very credible.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is releasing on 8 November for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360.