Well, anything that increases the connectivity quality is probably a good idea.

According to Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin, all versions of the anticipated Call of Duty: Ghosts (current- and next-gen consoles and PC) will feature dedicated servers for online multiplayer.

The news was revealed via Twitlonger ; the post talks about the developer's plans to deliver a stable, entertaining online experience. And to do so, they'll be utilizing a "hybrid system of dedicated servers." As Rubin wrote:

"…in order to make sure that people have the best possible experience regardless of platform, location or connection, Ghosts will be using a hybrid system of dedicated servers and listen servers. So no matter where you are the game will always be trying to give you the best online performance possible."

This is part of the team's overall plan to improve connectivity, so players should be pleased with that. Call of Duty: Ghosts is scheduled to launch on November 5 for the PS3, 360, Wii U and PC, and it will be a launch title for the PS4 and Xbox One. Got yours pre-ordered yet? Or are you too busy running around Los Santos like a madman?

Related Game(s): Call of Duty: Ghosts

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

yay?

Temjin001
Temjin001
7 years ago

yah, man, see you in the CoD lobbies World. We'll tear it up.

So guess what. MGS Revengenace is now coming to EU PS+ subscribers for FREE free FREE in November. Lemme guess, US subscribers will get…… Journey? Flower? … worst yet, Flow? Older games most everyone has or could have for dirt cheap.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

haha yeah see you there. I'm sure we won't get that for a long time if ever, but we finally got Amalur after a long time so maybe it's possible. That's the only way I'd play revengeance though beyond the demo. Controls bugged me.

Sandtech
Sandtech
7 years ago

I have never played a Call of Duty game (and yes I am that one guy who has not). I have bought the last 2 Battlefield games mainly because I got to play the demo beforehand. I had plains to buy Ghost but then I played Battlefield 4’s demo and now plain to get that game.

ulsterscot
ulsterscot
7 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

No really.

Sandtech
Sandtech
7 years ago

You’re welcome.
Yes really.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

Don't mind the ol' fogey, Sandtech. He's got some nasty corns!

AcHiLLiA
AcHiLLiA
7 years ago

"Or are you too busy running around Los Santos like a madman?" Hehehe.

Dedicated servers, seriously hope we won't see in game hackers this time around, especially when PSN+ offers a fee for online play in the next gen.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
7 years ago

I would hope they have things in place to stop cheaters and harassers since we do pay to play online now.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

Good news. Finally.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

It only took them how many years to put all that money they made back into the game.

I'm confused about what they mean by hybrid system though.

Oh well, I'm more interested in KZ:SF than any other shooter this year, BF4 demo was cool but I want something different.

Underdog15
Underdog15
7 years ago

Yeah. The word "hybrid" worries me too. So like… efficient in terms of power and energy? Will they actually host -all- information exchange? Or just help?

Axe99
Axe99
7 years ago

Maybe it means the servers will run on solar energy during the daytime? :).

I agree, will be interesting to know the details. At the very least, things are moving in the right direction.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

I'm wondering if it means the game will determine if you get to play on dedicated or with peer to peer depending on how many people around you are playing?

Either way its a stupid system except for people in countries where dedicated servers wouldn't work.

But North America and Europe should all have their own dedicated servers. I mean come on its not like they don't have the money ūüėõ

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

Oh man, after how many CoD's, and they are just now using dedicated servers? Most certainly and definitely the greatest FPS franchise ever. 10/10

Jawknee
Jawknee
7 years ago

I can't tell if this is a joke or not. ^^^

Jawknee
Jawknee
7 years ago

So what's the big deal? I've played CoD on both Xbox and PS3 and I see no difference.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
7 years ago

The difference wouldnt be between the consoles. The PC versions ran on dedicated servers, whole the consoles have always been non-dedicated. Dedicated servers are on 24/7 and act only as a server, much better for large servers. While non-dedicated act also as a workstation or a peer to peer network where things can get – for a lack of a better word and more knowledge – overloaded. Why online games run on non-dedicated servers at all is beyond me.

Beamboom
Beamboom
7 years ago

Plus better protection against cheaters.

xenris
xenris
7 years ago

Peer to peer is how CoD did it in the past and it basically sets one of the players as the host and then does a bunch of crap to try and make things "balanced" for everyone on the server. But most people know of the term host advantage and a lot of the time you could feel it when playing these games. The host and people close to the hosts location got great pings, while everyone else had to deal with it.

Likewise they tried to introduce a lag compensation thing and this made things bad for everyone.

Suffice to say dedicated servers should have been here for this game years ago. Not that I really care I don't play these anymore but still for the fans of the series you would think Activision would use the billions they make to set up servers.

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
7 years ago

well atleast the playstation guys aren't getting hung out to dry this time.

happy gaming =)

___________
___________
7 years ago

FINALLY!
bout f*cking time antivision put that gazillion of dollars this pulls in to improving the experience!
every game should be dedicated servers now, especially now that you have to pay for online.
well, that is unless your on PC or wiiu of course……..
hmmmmm, who would of thunk it?
ninty, the best place to play online shooters!?
and this just in, yes it is snowing in hell!

Nas Is Like
Nas Is Like
7 years ago

Little late for that, IW. You've lost me as a customer when you lied about having a brand new next generation engine for Ghosts.

Godslim
Godslim
7 years ago

Biggest money making serious ever and took them 6 years to do this……

Godslim
Godslim
7 years ago

series xD