Call of Duty: Ghosts – IW Executive Producer Confirms Dedicated Servers For PC In Addition To Xbox One

Speaking to NowGamer, Infinity Ward executive producer Mark Rubin was able to confirm that dedicated servers would be available on the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts with more details to come at a later date.

Earlier this week, Rubin announced that, with Microsoft’s Cloud service, the studio is able to provide the Xbox One version of Call of Duty: Ghosts with dedicated servers for matchmaking.

We did mention dedicated servers on Xbox One. One thing I can say is we’re also doing dedicated servers on PC. So PC will be all dedicated servers, all of it. I don’t have details on how dedicated servers are going to work on PC, partly because we’re still in development and still working on all those features.

Currently, no mention has been made regarding the PlayStation 4 version of Call of Duty: Ghosts.

Thanks, NowGamer, via CodOnlineBlog.

  • xkingxnitemare

    when he says “all of it” does this mean the “only dedi for unranked servers” rumor is untrue?

    • Warlon

      Treyarchs dedicated servers were all ranked so I don’t know why they would back peddle.

      • xkingxnitemare

        yes they were, but MW3 was only for unranked. which is why when it was announced for X1, a bunch of youtubers were downplaying it saying its only going to be for unranked etc etc. i just want some clarification.

        • DanDustEmOff

          Unranked would be pointless on the Xb 1. The reason that IW made unranked servers (misguided as it was), was because server admins can change the rules and what not. This would make ranking up too easy. When there are no admins there is no need to have it unranked.

  • Shinfo

    I seriously hope the PS4 gets dedicated servers. Although, I don’t believe it will be a deal breaker if they happen to not include them.

    • Sensou-Ookami

      It would just show that IW is mostly a Mircrosoft worshiper.

      • oofy

        LOL. Or that Microsoft has their infrastructure for dedicated servers further along than Sony’s. IW has nothing to do with that.

        • dpg70

          What other high profile shooter has dedicated servers across all platforms? Oh yeah, it’s Battlefield. It seems that servers have been used in online games for quite some time.

          • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

            But DICE had to rent servers from several different ISPs around the planet. And pay to maintain them. Microsoft is subsidizing their own servers from Azure at a much cheaper cost, and developers can actually scale up and down to accommodate player population. No need to worry about paying for too many servers or maintaining them. Microsoft does that

            • dpg70

              All Microsoft does is provide infrastructure as a service. Developers still pay for that. The fact that Activision is going with servers indicates that MS is paying the bill on this one, Otherwise what stopped them before? You kids act like MS invented server hosting. It’s comical.

            • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

              Okay. One, NOBODY is acting as if Microsoft invented server owning and I see no need for that statement. Companies lik Amazon had cloud based platforms well before Microsoft and are actually ranked #1 as a cloud service provider and guess who comes in at 2nd?

              You misunderstood what I said, in which case Go on the Azure web page and read up, all of the information is right there! Maintenance is performed at Microsoft’s several different data centers by their engineers at no expense to the developers or any of the several corporations and companies using the Azure cloud platform. I’m not understanding how you came to surmise that Microsoft is paying for Activision to use Azure? The main drawback was the sheer amount if volume space. MMOs don’t have that issue because they ate running on the cloud just as this game will. Its about hardware space, which is non issue when it is all software.

      • z0ml3ie P1kachu

        No it shows microsoft has the bank account to afford this

    • VisceralVenom

      It’s been confirmed they will-NOT! There is no hope, hope is lost when you give the CEO of Activsion a reach-around while shoving $100 dollar bills down his throat and stimulating his prostate and supplying Virgin daughters from everyone that works at Microsoft.

      Mo Money Mo Success!

      • George

        Holy shit I burst out laughing from your comment.

    • PuddingAuxRais1ns

      “Although, I don’t believe it will be a deal breaker if they happen to not include them.”

      I disagree. If the X1 gets dedicated servers and the PS4 doesn’t, then the X1 version is instantly superior. P2P is inferior to dedicated servers in almost every way, because the latter offers a more consistent and smooth online experience. Play BO2 on PC and you’ll see why. Why play the PS4 version when the X1 version has dedicated servers? Hopefully PS4 has dedicated servers, otherwise it will be a HUGE jab at the dick for the fanbase on PS3/PS4.

      • VisceralVenom

        This is very accurate and true. You can not dispute this or even try, because you will fail. No Fanboy! I actually own 2 Playstation 3′s and I don’t even own an XBox. lol

        So, please safe your time and energy from calling me a Fanboy. lol

        • George

          Your profile pic is sick.

        • Oerba

          You can dispute this, because you can argue that it won’t get in the way of the current experience and is not as big of a deal as people are making it out to be. Yes, the XB1 version will be superior, but being a deal breaker as to which console people will buy (assuming that that’s what you meant by deal breaker)? Hardly, unless you’re a exclusive CoD-only gamer, in which you should examine your head. There are a ton of other factors in the equation.

  • Sensou-Ookami

    Putting Sony on the back burner again I see. Would be really unfair if they decide not to invest in PS4 dedicated servers.

    • xkingxnitemare

      i think its more a combination of sony’s cloud service not being up to snuf and sony not willing to spend the money to make it happen.

    • DanDustEmOff

      Sony have been caught off guard by Microsofts cloud strategy. No one is to blame but them in this instance. The benefits of cloud gaming have been known for sometime now. In their rush to get to market with a new system they neglected to think of the future and just made a machine with more power rather than something unique.

      • XFistsClenchedX

        Which is what Sony always does. They are followers, not leaders.

        • DanDustEmOff

          At the minute I have to agree with you, however there was a time when they were leaders and they absoltely crushed the competition. I don’t doubt that they could do it again.

  • Cole.

    Well this would be a huge hit on sony but I really can’t think of many people who would buy this game that even know what a dedicated server is.

    • Sensou-Ookami

      Some of us PC gamers who are buying this for console because majority of friends are on console.

    • VisceralVenom

      People know. (Trust me) Maybe not the 9-12 year old or the kids of younger age, but the Vets and any Gamer with knowledge of Lap Com and Host Migration and overall understanding of Call Of Duty and questions the issues with all Call Of Duty games that never had Dedicated Servers.

      No more Host Advantage, Hacking, Modding, Lag Switching. You might lag sometimes, but the fact people can no longer manipulate the is reason enough to purchase a PC or XBox One now. This is reason enough for me to cancel my Playtation 4 Pre-Order and Pre-Order a X-1.

      • DanDustEmOff

        It’s good to see someone that hasn’t locked themselves into a decision, Bill Gates didn’t get rich by being stupid he is smart, a visionary of our time. However Sony are not stupid either, they may be behind on their cloud strategy but I am not counting them out just yet.

        • VisceralVenom

          I would love to see them announce Dedicated Severs, but they said their Cloud Based Technology (I forget the name) isn’t even ready and wont even be release until sometime next year!

          • DanDustEmOff

            I expect them to pull out all the stops to put them on level with MS at launch. People are beginning to see the cloud as it should be seen and all of it’s potential. If Sony fail to deliver it’s gonna hurt them.

            • http://www.youtube.com/user/nickdenton9 Nicka

              agreed

          • XFistsClenchedX

            Their cloud-based technology you are referring to is Gaikai and Gaikai will only be providing backwards compatibility. They aren’t comparable to Microsoft’s Azure.

      • Cole.

        One outdated game is changing your console choice?

        • DanDustEmOff

          No the infrastructure of the system is.

  • VisceralVenom

    What a shocker! Computers (Microsoft) and XBox (Microsoft) all have Dedicated Servers for Ghosts, but sadly no mention for Playstation 4. I guess, after asking for permission from Sony to use Blu-Ray and pay a fee, Microsoft decided to buy every contract any anything of importance for Gamers for the XBox One.

    Microsoft, you are viscous, dominating, monopolizing evil Company. However, your strategy and money you invested is finally proving that you are a strong contender now with your discouraging start, but after everything I read and all the contracts you’ve secured. Playstation 4 is a outstanding performance machine, but when you have all this happening and everything sponsered by XBox (Call Of Duty, Movies, Press Conference, Gamescon etc) You begin to understand who ever can buy the key elements that people want (Dedicated Servers) you win.

    I’ll wait until June and purchase a XBox One, because everything else I was interested in is releasing on current Gen systems, and I’ll probably build a new Rig for Titanfalls. (Yes, I know, nobody cares. lol)

    Bravo, Microsoft. Bravo…

    • MikePembo951

      its not Sony’s fault. Dedicated servers are paid for by the publisher of the developer (Activision) NOT the platform publisher (Microsoft).

      It just so happens Microsoft have decided to start giving dedicated servers for Xone games (most likely charging IW/Activision for the service as dedicated servers are expensive).

      In other words: IW/Activision need no input at all from Sony to use dedicated servers; it’s that Activision won’t pay for them.

      • VisceralVenom

        Understood! However, there’s noway that you believe Microsoft paid Activation for exclusive privileges for Dedicated Servers and said we aren’t allowing Sony to use them? I know that’s a pill to swallow, but we’re talking about Micro(Money)Soft!

        There’s noway Sony hasn’t addressed this issue with their Team and the Call Of Duty Community! There’s noway Sony decided P2P and Host is acceptable for Next Gen. I know they told Activation, but Microsoft and Activsion are basically the same Company. They probably all sit in a room together laughing at Sony while everyone at Activsion (Including the CEO and Mark Rubin) and Microsoft roll around naked in Money. It makes sense. It really does.

        DOMINATE THE MARKET! MONEY RULES ALL! lol

        • XFistsClenchedX

          That was awful. Microsoft has made Azure available to game developers for a fraction of the cost of any other cloud services. That’s why so many games on the Xbox One are using it. Sony doesn’t have an equivalent to Azure right now.

        • http://www.youtube.com/user/nickdenton9 Nicka

          I’m sure if this cam eout earlier then Sony would have got their act together – I’m thinking that Sony (which happened to me also) just didn’t see it coming…
          I’m sure they are going to work towards it for the next COD tho…

      • VisceralVenom

        Understood! However, there’s noway that you believe Microsoft paid Activation for exclusive privileges for Dedicated Servers and said we aren’t allowing Sony to use them? I know that’s a pill to swallow, but we’re talking about Micro(Money)Soft!

        There’s noway Sony hasn’t addressed this issue with their Team and the Call Of Duty Community! There’s noway Sony decided P2P and Host is acceptable for Next Gen. I know they told Activation, but Microsoft and Activsion are basically the same Company. They probably all sit in a room together laughing at Sony while everyone at Activsion (Including the CEO and Mark Rubin) and Microsoft roll around naked in Money. It makes sense. It really does.

        DOMINATE THE MARKET! MONEY RULES ALL! lol

      • Brad Barnes

        no no and no please go research before posting. it is sony’s fault. MS is giving all publishers/devs Ded server use/access for the same price as it would normally cost them to run P2P. Respawn entertainment recently explained all of this. Sony said no and refuses to match this for gamers. it is ALL SONY’s fault actually. they are now charging for online play on the PS4 with PS+ but NOT giving Dedicated servers as MS is doing when people pay for Xbox Live.

        • MikePembo951

          If a game uses P2P it costs the publisher/dev nothing to run (except a master server).

          Dedicated servers are expensive stuff, how on earth can Microsoft afford to give them away for free??

        • MikePembo951

          Read it again and never does it say: “same price as it would normally cost them to run P2P”.
          Costs of P2P master servers are very small compared to renting hundreds of servers across the world, each one dedicated to their game.

          No way does the Xlive monthly cost cover the cost of these dedicated servers. It’d come no where near; so either microsoft are subsidising these servers using other income such as game publishing costs or they are making a loss.

          • http://www.facebook.com/datkidfromawendaw Clay Johnson

            Yeah the Devs pay a monthly fee to use VMs and then they can pretty much do everything they need to do. Windows Azure is IT management solution intended to minimize upfront and ongoing costs. More resources go into game building, they can scale up and down as far as the number of servers go. And no maintenance on the developer’s part. Microsoft handles all of that

    • jaskdavis

      Wow, Go back to IGN Fanboy, What about Microsoft DX9 support in the PS3 or PS2 having Broadband internet after Xbox did? Yeah it’s called evolving or getting with the times, stop being so closed minded.

      “What a shocker! Computers (Microsoft) and XBox (Microsoft)” ? MS makes software not “PC’s” you nub :P

      • Just saying

        MS makes software not PCs! Lol. I’d like to see a PC without Windows in this world. Basically you can say that MS make computers as Windows is dominating every OS out there and a PC without Windows is nothing.

    • dpg70

      I think you’d more likely see PS4 gamers migrate to other shooters. Shooters that are well supported on any platform. The Battlefields welcomes you all.

  • zacflame

    looks like some dark times for call of duty…
    about to be getting almost no purchases from the biggest new platform. (not by a HUGE margin, though)

    • ThtJstHapnd

      How will they not be getting any purchases from XboxOne? They just announced dedicated servers for it. You did say biggest, which in my eyes is XboxOne. So you might want to clarify your opinion.

      • zacflame

        don’t be an assclown, you know what I mean.

        • ThtJstHapnd

          assclown? Seriously? Show some maturity man. You made an opinionated joke that backfired. Don’t be mad about 6 down votes.

          • Joey Marcelo Asturias

            …….7 down votes, just sayin.

            • ThtJstHapnd

              One up vote to you, from me!

        • Joey Marcelo Asturias

          Haha CoD might be losing a ton of $$ this time around but it won’t be from the X1 but the PS4. MS has had made deals with Activision for years now so if Activision thinks adding dedis on X1 over the PS4 is worth it then it probably is.

  • BabyBowler

    I might be literally the only one out here, but i’m going to say it.

    I don’t really care about dedicated servers…

    Honest.

    I find some games have lag at times but seriously i would never be at the point of swearing, ranting to my next door neighbour about it.
    If PS4 ain’t getting dedicated servers then unlucky for the those who care with a lot of passion, but I’m sure as hell will be fine with connection, and most likely happy with the game.

    • VisceralVenom

      You will care, when Ghosts is Hacked 3 Months into it’s life span and when they release Black Ops 3 (Or whatever) and the game is HACKED completely like Modern Warfare 2, ModernWarfare 3, World At War, Call Of Duty 4! Do I really need to say anymore?

      You will quickly realize and understand how awesome Dedicated Servers are and when Ghosts on XBox One is running flawless 2 years into it’s life span, and you can’t even play anymore on current or the Playstation 4, you’ll truly understand it. I started with Call Of Duty 4 with dedicated servers, and saw how these games have progressed and changed over the years due to hackers and Lag Com with Host. It’s horrifying!

      You know what the insane part is? I’m a loyal Playstation fan and I have been since day 1. I have to build a PC or change to XBox One. Very Simple because I know what advantage it offers and what it can provide to the Game.

      • BabyBowler

        Cool story. I continue to play each of the cods a lot, mainly MW3 at the moment actually. I believe I’ve only ever seen one modded lobby on MW3. Cod4 well, the gamemodes i play aren’t the the main victims so it’s surprising to say i see very little hacked lobbies on cod4 now. Waw and mw2 are different stories of course. Waw i play mainly for nazi zombies with friends so really don’t see a lot. MW2 is probably my least favourite online cod, and happens to be the most hacked aswell. Nevertheless i’ve actually kept all my legit ranks and everything for all the Cods besides WaW and somehow MW2, just some evidence from my side I suppose.

        Back with lag problems though…

        Once again I feel like one of the few who has never been effected badly about this problem, maybe I’m just not fussy, who knows.

        But anyways, of course i wouldn’t mind dedicated servers for one of my favourite game series and for my soon to be favourite console, but at the end of the day if they don’t include these “needed servers”, I’m fine and will play the same way I have for the last few years, which is a month behind Xbox (just another thing i’m not too bothered about, such a laid back guy eh?)

        • VisceralVenom

          You are very fortunate you’ve never seen a Hack Lobby in Modern Warfare 3.

          • BabyBowler

            Well actually.. by the one modded i have seen on MW3, that was actually my friend showing me it . All it did was change amount of xp per kill, y’know, like some high amount but it didn’t make him like rank 80 or another prestige or whatever.

      • jaskdavis

        “Cover Up” lol

        • VisceralVenom

          lol

      • James Mulhall

        I played CoD4 yesterday.. no hackers on PS3.

        • BabyBowler

          I haven’t seen a hack for ages on CoD4 PS3. My friend had the hacked Cod4 loading screen, which incase you’ve never heard of it, makes your Cod4 literally inaccessable. They did fix it once, but my friend got it after they patched the hacks temporarily. For some reason, last week or so we tried cod4 together, didn’t work. Tried again like 2 days after that and the hack had completely gone for him. No downloaded updates, no news of hot fixes or anything, just disappeared so I’m curious whether they did a hidden patch

  • RoadTripToJalalabad

    “I don’t have details on how dedicated servers are going to work on PC”

    Gee I don’t know, how about COPY-PASTE COD4 FOOL!

  • KiiNG305

    I thought Sony had their own cloud service? Why can’t the PS4 get dedicated servers?

    • Just saying

      Sony is still not clear about their cloud service. They only talked about Gaikai technology for streaming PS3 games on PS4. I personally don’t care about Ghosts getting Dedicated servers on X1/PC only. I was a CoD player and stopped at MW3 because I got bored. But now I play BF3 with dedicated servers on PS3 and getting BF4 at launch with PlanetSide2 on PS4 and then I’ll wait till The Division comes out.

      • XFistsClenchedX

        They don’t have a cloud service. They have a cloud for matchmaking and they have Gaikai. That is it. There is no cloud service like Azure.

        • Just saying

          Who knows, maybe Sony is working on Gaikai to offer dedicated servers. Gaikai streaming service is on hold since Sony bought it. Some say Sony is going to utilize Gaikai cloud service and expand it, while others say that Gaikai will be a PS3 games streaming service exclusive to PS4. I tend to the latter.

  • NiftyGam3r

    That would be the grimiest thing ever… X1 and PC get dedicated servers except ps4. I doubt this will happen tho. I’m sure they will announce ps4 to have dedicated servers also

    • XFistsClenchedX

      Probably, but they might not. Their silence is deafening.

  • ChessMania

    This will be a neutral-lose situation.. PS4 will not lose that much sales because Call Of Duty is inferior on their system but this could create a massive hole in Activision budget!

    • XFistsClenchedX

      If the PS4 is confirmed to only have P2P, (which I doubt it will), then that would absolutely push some gamers to the Xbox One side.

      • Mark Lenz

        Why would you assume that? Players just won’t buy CoD and bring their business to KillZone and BF4.

        The PS4 has already proven to have superior hardware and dropping it for the XBone is a step backwards.

  • XFistsClenchedX

    This news is pretty funny.

    • George

      How? We all figured PC would have dedicated servers.

      • XFistsClenchedX

        It’s funny that the Xbox One and PC have been confirmed for dedicated servers. PS4?.. silence.

        • George

          Yeah because they don’t know yet… Was it funny when Xbox One announced dedicated servers. Then the PC and PS4 weren’t announced to have it? Silence… Still not funny, they have the ability to have dedicated servers too. Hopefully they will be used for Ghosts. Just because your clearly an Xbox One fanboy, you don’t have to be a dick about it.

          • XFistsClenchedX

            The ability? Sure they do. However, Microsoft made their Azure cloud service incredibly cheap for game developers making Xbox One games. Much cheaper than other cloud services and getting dedicated servers. The real question is, will Infinity Ward/Activision cough up the money to get dedicated servers on the PS4.

            • George

              How do you know PS4′s cloud isn’t cheaper. Maybe it isn’t, maybe it’s way more expensive. No one knows but they probably will if they care enough to give their fans a great experience across all platforms.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              Exactly! I swear this guy pretends to be a time traveler seeing as how he seems to know what the PS4 will/will not be able to do in the future. He doesn’t seem to understand that silence has the possibility of meaning more than one thing, to him anything Sony does or in this case doesn’t do is automatically bad. Watch out y’all we got a badass time traveler over here! Lol.

            • George

              Right, I don’t know if anyone here knows anything about this but you could consider Schrodinger’s Cat in this case lol.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              Because the PS4 doesn’t have a damn cloud hosting matches like Microsoft does. They have a cloud performing matchmaking and they have Gaikai coming NEXT YEAR to provide backwards compatible game streaming that will likely cost an additional fee.

              I’m not “time traveling”. I’m using my brain and going off of what Sony has said they have. I guess I don’t have the imagination you guys do where I can just invent facts about consoles just because I want to believe them.

            • paulinacio

              Please stop feeling up the page with nothing but nonsense. You don’t know what Sony or Microsoft have planned besides what hey have told us so please stop acting like you do. Gaikai could be used for much more then streaming games and Sony has already stated that it can do Cloud Computing

            • XFistsClenchedX

              I’m not posting nonsense. I’m posting common sense. I know exactly what Gaikai is going to be used for because they have said what Gaikai is going to be used for. Yes, Sony has stated that the PS4 can do cloud computing. I never said it couldn’t. My cell phone can do cloud computing. The fact of the matter is that Sony has shown no plans to try and match Microsoft’s Azure. Probably because Azure has cost MS about $10 billion dollars. Sony doesn’t have $10 billion laying around. Gaikai only cost Sony $348 million. Someday, Sony may have something to match Azure, but Sony has announced no plans to do so and expecting them to be doing something just because Microsoft is doing it, is stupid and desperate. If Sony was going to try and do what Microsoft is doing, they would have said so.

            • paulinacio

              Just watch this video because this guy makes some good points http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80A8jdIzC2U

            • XFistsClenchedX

              Most of what he is saying is true, but a couple of his points are flawed. For instance, he says that all a game developer has to do is go to Amazon or some other cloud service provider in order to have their game to have cloud support. This is true, BUT what he fails to mention is that Microsoft is allowing game developers to use Azure for far, far cheaper than other providers. Call of Duty using Amazon on the PS4 would be significantly more expensive than using Azure on the Xbox One. Respawn has said that the only reason why Titanfall is possible is because Microsoft made Azure so cheap compared to other services like Amazon or Google.

              The guy in the video also says that all Sony has to do is buy a server farm or just buy some cloud service, but the problem here is that Sony’s electronics division has been losing money for a long time. In fact, in the past decade, Sony’s electronics division has lost $8.5 billion dollars — almost as much as Microsoft has invested into building up Azure. One investment firm said that Sony’s electronics division is worth “zero”. Sony doesn’t have the money to build something to the level of Azure.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              And your points are not generally flawed (most of the points in this particular comment actually make sense however)? “Sony doesn’t have the money to build something to the level of Azure.” Whether their electronic department has been at loss or not Sony is still a multi-billion dollar company, and could still afford it if they so chose to.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              Sony’s 2012 net profit was $458 million. Again, Azure cost MS roughly $10 billion and that was it’s first profitable year in 5 years.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              I am not saying you are wrong, but source please? Companies don’t generally spend all their $ at once, so even if that is the net profit they are still considered a multi-billion dollar company. Would you not agree that MS probably has more money than their net profit shows?

            • XFistsClenchedX

              “Sony had a net income for fiscal 2012 (ending March 31 2013) of ¥43 billion, which converts to $458 million. It’s the first time the company’s posted annual net profit since 2008. A far better situation than the company’s $456.7 million loss last year.

              As the company predicted following several cost-cutting measures across the previous year – including the sales of major buildings in Tokyo and New York, as well as thousands of layoffs – Sony posted an operating profit for the fiscal year, which came in at ¥230.1 billion ($2.45 billion).”
              http://www.joystiq.com/2013/05/09/sony-posts-458m-fiscal-2012-net-profit-forecasts-5m-portable-s/

              “According to a post on Bloomberg this morning, Microsoft plans to spend 90 percent, or $8.64 billion, of its $9.6 billion annual R&D budget on cloud computing, which begs the question of where that money will land within Microsoft’s very broad definition of cloud.”
              http://gigaom.com/2011/04/08/microsoft-plans-8-6b-in-cloud-rd-but-where-should-it-go/

              And that article on Azure is over 2 years old. Microsoft has spent even more money on it since.

            • John A

              My PS4 and BF4 says WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK. DICE can do it so can Activision. PERIOD END OF STORY MOVE ON.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              It’s not “inventing facts” it is giving a rational hypothesis for what MAY happen in the future nobody ever said it would definitely happen. Your mentality that just because it has not been announced yet means that it will never happen is flawed in many ways.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              I never said it will never happen. I said it isn’t happening right now.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              You have stated several times that you believe that the applications of GaiKai will not even come close to Azure, so yes you have in a way said that. And you implied it even more when you accused us of inventing facts even when many of us specifically said it is just speculation.

            • paulinacio

              lol He is a idiot. He cant make up his own mind and even stated again above that its not likely that it will happen LMFAO Gaikai has over 1 million servers/machines and if Sony wanted to they can make it possible to have dedicated servers but Xfists is letting his love for Microsoft blind him in to thinking that he is stating facts.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              He only sees green. I swear there was one time we were talking about the current gen controllers and he was talking about how superior the 360 one is, and I replied how bad that controller is for fighting games due to the D-pad and he even said it was superior in that way.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              I’m not saying anything that isn’t true. I’m sorry the truth offends you. I never said that the 360 controller had a superior d-pad. I know the 360 d-pad sucks and I don’t care because I don’t play fighting games. The Xbox One d-pad is said to be brilliant, however.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              Maybe it was someone else 0_o I apologize, I am glad however that we can finally agree on something! And yes the One D-pad looks well made.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              Gaikai right now is set up to run enough servers for its own users. Not for its own users AND for Sony’s users. If you think Gaikai is set up right now to do what you say it can, you’re wrong and Sony doesn’t have the money to change that. Just getting Gaikai to stream old Playstation games on the PS4 won’t be ready until next year. What you’re saying is complete speculation based on nothing.

            • Joey Marcelo Asturias

              I usually agree with what you have to say about Sony not “having the $$”, just makes everything else you say asinine. How can a billion dollar company not have the $$?! They don’t see the need in investing in it whereas MS does.

            • DanDustEmOff

              Where did you
              you find out Gaikai has a million servers I was looking for the figure yesterday. The only answer I got was 30, 000 back in 2011. I’m sure they would have added more though. Can you give a link.

            • Joey Marcelo Asturias

              Sony is more than capable of using those servers for more than just backwards compatibility but that more than likely would require a MAJOR overhaul on their 1 million servers (idk exactly how much they have so ill just quote paulinacio, lol). That will not only cost them millions of buck’eros but on top of that, they will most likely have to push the Cloud service even further away and getting a service that could have so much potential almost a year later defeats the purpose. X1 comes with their service on day 1 at no extra charge where Sony is now going to charge $50 for nothing that the PS3 already offers…

            • George

              Lol good comment but there isn’t 1 million servers Im pretty sure.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              Gaikai/Sony do not have the infrastructure or the money to compete with Azure.

            • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

              GaiKai actually does in fact have that infrastructure please give me a reliable source other than your own flapper or Xbox.com that says that it does not (this time I am saying you are wrong). And once again while net profits are down Sony as a whole still is a multi-billion dollar company. Just because a net profit says they made so much does not mean that is exactly what they have that is just what they made in that particular year.

            • Joey Marcelo Asturias

              Sony’s Cloud service is only for streaming games whereas MS’ Cloud offers 300,000 new server’s and so much more.

            • George

              *Facepalm*

            • XFistsClenchedX

              He’s not wrong.

            • George

              THE 300,00 SERVERS ARE NOT FOR DEDICATED SERVERS ONLY THEY’RE FOR EVERYTHING ON LIVE. How many times do people have to be told that.

            • Joey Marcelo Asturias

              The 300,000 servers were put in place in order to handle all the new features and everything else that has been running off of their 15,000 current servers, So when they make a 275,000 jump in servers and data-centers (not to mention whats going to be added throughout the lifespan of the X1), and the fact that they have The Cloud, its safe to say that they might have thrown in some dedis.

            • paulinacio

              lol Sony Gaikai service can do much more then stream games but Sony’s main focus is to get it to stream PS3 games. Gaikai is one of the world fastest cloud based services and if Sony wants to they can add much more and Dedicated servers for games could be a possibility in the future.

            • XFistsClenchedX

              Not likely any time soon.

            • Joey Marcelo Asturias

              Every time I read a comment that has any reference to Gaikai, I decide to give it a chance and search it up to see if anything has changed and to absolutely no surprise, it hasn’t. Gaikai CAN be more but Sony only has plans on using it ONLY for cloud-based game streaming of last-gen games. Even if they did in fact decide to make their Cloud service something like MS’, I can imagine that it would most likely need to be delayed even more than what it already is. So getting dedicated servers on my games almost a year (at the least) after the console releases is absurd.

  • Bryan P

    I don’t understand why people get mad at Microsoft for having tons of money and shoving tons of money to get what they want… their a HUGE corporation. They have loads of cash to throw at what ever they want. What the hell to people expect them to throw their money at? The foundation to raise awareness for people to spay and neuter their pets? No, shit people actually care about.

    • XFistsClenchedX

      Microsoft didn’t throw money at Activision. Activision is either paying to use Azure for cheap or Microsoft is letting them use the servers for free, but Microsoft isn’t paying them.

      • Bryan P

        I’m not saying they did it in this specific situation, I talking about in general.

  • killasapo

    what’s happening is the same thing that happens with the DLC…… xbox get’s the trailers, announcements and content first!!!! expect the PS3 and PS4 to get the dedicated server Announcement 30 days from now grrrrrrr, Activision is getting really lame with this shit

    • http://www.youtube.com/user/nickdenton9 Nicka

      one can only hope, but I have a gut feeling that there will be no dedicated servers for PS4 tho

  • That guy you might know

    Well,I’m gonna say it. Screw this game, I’m not going to wait for them to finally decide hey, PS players actually exist.

    Sony has some sort of Cloud crap too, they only specified it being for streaming old games.

    So what’s the problem craptivision?

    • Joey Marcelo Asturias

      That its SOLELY for streaming games…

  • dpg70

    MS paid them to announce these things one day after another. No two announcements on the same day, per the agreement.

    • Zatanna XOXOXOXO

      As realistic as that is, I still doubt it to be true.

  • paulinacio

    Kinda sucks PS3/PS4 COD players will be stuck with P2P. I will be playing BF4 so its doesn’t really bother me since COD Ghosts showed absolutely nothing that WOWED me like BF4 has

  • Mark Lenz

    BattleField 3 had dedicated servers for Xbox360 AND PS3. BattleField 4 will have dedicated servers for ALL consoles.

    So why buy CoD: Ghosts if they won’t bother having dedicated servers for PS4??

    Boycott Activision games. Just don’t buy them. Simple as that. The competing games will have what you want.

    Support BF4 and forget about the retread game we’ve all come to known as CoD.

    • BadCompany3

      Coming from another BF douche bag who does nothing but hate on any COD article, your suggestion makes sense to dckheads like you.

  • Luke

    When Sony actually gives them a way to host the server cheap as posible they will do(becouse of the ammount of players they can’t do on all platforms). Why BF3/4 has on every platform? Becouse they let you rent them, those servers you get is not on EA main systems, their on companies who host them… I believe Microsoft offered Azure, which is good…2all buthurt fanboys of Sony and Microsoft… please: SHUT THE FUCK UP! Thank you.

    • Mark Lenz

      BF3 & BF4 offers dedicated servers to EVERYONE.

      The only thing you can rent from EA are custom servers for private gaming.

      Why be such a fanboy idiot?

      • Luke

        Are you really that blind? I said the same thing. Please don’t rage kiddo..
        The thing is i’m not a fanboy, i play Battlefield, i play Call of Duty, i will buy Xbox One and i will buy PlayStation 4. So please leave your stupid reply in your head, cuz maybe there’s a place where it’s needed so much.

    • QwietStorm

      Battlefield has, and had had dedicated servers without renting your own server, as with a multitude of other games. You’re talking as if this is something new. It’s Activision that’s been cheap this whole time, even with all the money they make. Education.

      • Luke

        Yes! I agree, but as alot of us now, for some reason Activision don’t wan’t people to rent them, so… basicly they loose tons of money. Well on PC after-launch they will let you rent them.

  • VIP3R

    Activation have killed the call of duty series when that stopped admin control for the hackers and ranked dediservers which i can choose to which server i want to go on not matchmakeing Stuff which is a mssive fauil

  • VIP3R

    Pc Gamers stick with BF4

  • QwietStorm

    Lol Activision really doesn’t like PlayStation. You’d think a multiplatform developer with the biggest piece of crap in the industry today would push for parity as hard as possible to maximize sales.

    • Toxzik

      yeah they take a nice heaping shit on PlayStation once a year. Its OK though, PS users have plenty to play and don’t need COD. I bet this game will have dedicated servers on all but the PS platforms. MAYBE ps4 because of the cloud that PlayStation 4 has.

  • Mark Lenz

    If Activision doesn’t offer dedicated servers for the PS4 version of CoD: Ghosts, I think it’s time every Playstation owner boycotts that game. Don’t buy it.

    Support games like Killzone: ShadowFall and BF4 which does offer dedicated servers.

    Let’s see if Activision can live off of Xbox and PC sales alone.

  • ~BHF|K!ller~

    So no more fucking steam, just like call of duty 4 on pc

  • Wolverine

    8 out of 10 people now on ghosts are hackers. I am so going to burn my cod disks and get away from the scams. I have been playing for about 10 year..I am done..

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