Call of Duty: Ghosts will get dedicated servers on PC, current- and next-gen

Call of Duty: Ghosts developer confirms dedicated servers for all platforms.

First-person shooter Call of Duty: Ghosts will feature dedicated servers for online multiplayer on current-generation and next-generation consoles, as well as for the PC.

The news was announced by Mark Rubin, executive producer at developer Infinity Ward. Posting on Twitlonger, a service which allows for extended posts on Twitter, Rubin elaborated on Infinity Ward's plans for dedicated servers.

The post details that Call of Duty: Ghosts "will be using a hybrid system of dedicated servers and listen servers".

Rubin cited the inclusion of dedicated servers as part of an "overall plan to improve connectivity".

Call of Duty: Ghosts releases on November 5 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii U, and PC, before arriving later in the month for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The game is currently on track to be the most pre-ordered title this year.

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Zorine “harli” Te is a long time competitive gamer and also an Associate Editor at GameSpot.

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123 comments
Nightmare338
Nightmare338

Nice. I wonder why bf fanboys are here trolling anyway. They just cant stop trolling about cod. Hmm.

playstationkid
playstationkid

I'm sorry I guess I'm still kind of a noob to PC games (even though I've been playing them since 3rd grade) but what exactly is a dedicated server again?

snaketus
snaketus

What was that MS Cloud babbling earlier? Lol. Everyone knew all platforms going to get dedicated servers. But like I care, not going to play CoD anyway.

Meta-Gnostic
Meta-Gnostic

Still best on MS's dedicated X1 servers.

leandrro
leandrro

its awesome!!

its like playing 2002's battlefield 1942

monkeypukefight
monkeypukefight

RAAAAAAAGHH!!! ONLY THE CLOUD HAS DEDICATED SERVERS!!!! lol

izTamz
izTamz

if titanfall goes multiconsole, cod will die. i'm a competitive cod player and still i know cod's dying. Next entry in the call of duty's may save it's name, or not !

capp1688
capp1688

I feel like the main appeal of dedicated servers is that, for me, if you allow people to run their own, it preserves a game in time, rather than let it die as a product.  An example of this would be the original modern warfare (or bf2) which even after 7 years still has several maxed servers on the pc.  I'm not certain that, under the model of games such as these (consume and forget), they would allow you such freedom.  Remains to be seen whether this will be a rent-a-server thing like bf3.

Whiskey3romeo
Whiskey3romeo

Can't wait to see what happens when they don't have enough servers for the  millions trying to play.

Just remember.  No sense in complaining.  They already have your money.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

It's like the ugly girl (Consoles) finally got invited to the party.

ShadowOfKratos
ShadowOfKratos

Not that excited for this game, but still... Nice.

nemesis1990
nemesis1990

It's great that they're finally doing this but it's too little, too late for me I'm afraid. Lost my interest for the series after Black Ops. I just can't see myself playing COD ever again.

chatphon
chatphon

i heard the game is about 50GB.... that's gonna be hell of a campaign

, i'm definitely wonder how is 10GB per a campaign hours lookslike

Winchester01
Winchester01

Pls don't lie to us like you did with black ops 2. You will put that idiotic IWNET like always.

twisted_outlaw
twisted_outlaw

Hidden killstreak is robot piranahs that eat everyone in sight.

Aria1368
Aria1368

Battlefield 4 > COD Ghost    

LADIES_MAN_2013
LADIES_MAN_2013

Who cares?

Battlefield 4 > COD Dogs (or Ghosts whatever)

veryDERPY
veryDERPY

yo fish ai and doge too intense for p2p

rad8045
rad8045

Should just consider any cod news from now on Troll bait.

anybodykilla15
anybodykilla15

stay away people!!! this games is a tomato posing as an apple, do not bite it!!

arqe
arqe

CoD still making games after Modern Warfare the 1st ?

They should've left the industry after that Masterpiece. Since then its going all the way down to the bottom.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

Sounds nice and all, but aside from Fish AI, what makes this one different from the rest? I'm guessing I'll still have the privelage to buy the old maps for a low low price.... SOO..... No... Not seeing any reason to buy this...

tushwacker
tushwacker

@playstationkid Basically, you will always play multiplayer matches off of a server instead of off of someone's console. This means that none of the players get to be 'host' which has been the norm for console multiplayer. The advantage of being 'host' was fairly noticeable in the last few COD games so it will be nice to eliminate that problem (it should also limit the 'finding new host' nonsense that seems to happen all the time in black ops 2).

Kamercon
Kamercon

@snaketus Cod is using a hybrid of dedicated and listen servers 

Which they have been using this gen so host migration will still be on PS4. Same goes to killzone. Everyone thinks the Dedicated servers on PS4 will be the same as Microsoft Dedicated servers, but if you see what kind of server sony is using (same as this gen) and the one microsoft is using (like the one on PC) they will be totally different. 

3astSid3
3astSid3

@de-astroturfer  

I agree....

You would think after mw2 they would of did this , Now im so disgusted with this game i wont buy it!

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

@Meta-Gnostic I don't think you've had the opportunity of playing on a good dedicated server.
  PC of course.

smokeless_0225
smokeless_0225

@izTamz I would LOVE to see titanfall co multiconsole. Still don't think it will be the death of CoD. I still play CoD and enjoy it but I believe it's death will come in time regardless of any other game's release.

aci808
aci808

We all know PC players don't get invited to parties.

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@twisted_outlaw No, the hidden killstreak is calling in backup and getting a truck filled with hillbillies flying a Confederate Flag screaming "MURICA FUCK YEAH!" with guns blazing and running down everyone they can find (minorities and democrats first of course).

WantYouBad
WantYouBad

@LADIES_MAN_2013 Woot woot, loving that expensive Day 1 BF4 DLC of BF3 maps!

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@anybodykilla15 don't you like ketchup,spaghetti, lasagna, BK Whooper, because all those require one main element, tomato sauce.

SJGSpook
SJGSpook

@tom2750 Basically an area, for example Europe will have a server or servers that everyone connects to. The difference is that these servers are designed to handle huge flows of information and as a result the playing field is much more level than you would typically get on p2p. Games that have dedicated servers will have an option in the menu to connect to whatever region is relevant to you.

forbiddenmow
forbiddenmow

Why don't you use punctuation? It makes your comments 20 times easier to read. That's why punctuation exists. And it's not cool. Just saying, sir.

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

@tom2750 Currently if the host pulls the plug it can kill a game.. or at least force a new host to take over, causing an unwanted delay in the game.

It also reduces the possibility of some kind of cheats that are available on a peer-hosted system.

Often the host will also have a lag advantage that will be evened out to some extent.  

It allows the host to deal with more players, so provide bigger games (as in more players) as it won't be dependent on the console to power the synchronization of all the consoles.

A dedicated host can provide bots if necessary with no impact on the other consoles for running their AI.

There are actually quite a few advantages of having a dedicated host.

---Cipher---
---Cipher---

It evens out the lag for everyone. There is no host advantage. Basicly, it evens the playing field a bit. If you play a game with them, then without them, you'll notice what all the hype is about.

Lpedraja2002
Lpedraja2002

@tushwacker @playstationkid Not only that but with dedicated servers communities get built.  There's a good chance you can play a decade old game if there's a good community built around it.  You also can get admin privileges with server donations, mods that make the game crazily fun, member or clan privileges etc . 

leandrro
leandrro

@aci808 battlefield on consoles have dedicated servers since 2006

Tuckpoint
Tuckpoint

@WantYouBad Yea, I regretted purchasing BF3 due to the rent a server and bad sportsmanship that plagued that games online component, any game announcing day1 DLC is a no buy at this point, even if I have to exercise self control.

gamespotpanayis
gamespotpanayis

@tom2750 @---Cipher--- Hi Tom, you're right in many ways, but the host machine will always have much lower lag than anyone else.

Having a dedicated server does not make everyone the same, but it gives everyone the same chance as everyone else.. but I think this is the least of the advantages of a dedicated server.