Black Ops Will Support Dedicated Servers

Black OppsTreyarch and Activision have announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops will fully support dedicated servers, which Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 did not, which resulted in internet outrage last year.

In an interview with PC Zone, Treyarch head Mark Lamia gushed “Dedicated servers are excellent! I don’t see any reason not to see them unless… well, I just don’t see any reason not to.”

Lamia added:

“We do work very hard to reconcile the desire to manipulate and modify those dedicated servers with offering them the persistent experience and benefits that the console system provides… We’re working very hard to marry those two things, so people can run dedicated servers and also participate in the communal experience the console players get to have, given they’re all on first-party servers.”

One might recall the vicious feuding between Infinity Ward and Treyarch two years ago, as the heads sniped at each other in an intercompany catfight. One might suspect including dedicated server support might be one last “take that” volley by Treyarch at the departed IW heads.

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