Thanks to the emergence of high powered video game consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 gamers have been able to get their graphics fix without beefing up their PC. However, to PC gamers, there are some distinct advantages they have over console gamers that will never be replaced. One of the major advantages here is the inclusion of dedicated servers.
These dedicated servers allow PC gamers to run their own game modes, modify maps and add a new level of fun not even dreamed of by the original developers. If you’ve been paying attention you may remember all of the fuss that was brought to the tablet after the announcement that Activision’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 would not feature dedicated servers in an effort to curb online cheating.
You’ll probably also know that EA recently came forth to announce Battlefield 3 which, according to the game’s executive producer, will hold preference to the PC bringing dedicated servers along for the ride. In the same interview with Game Informer, Bach has said that the studio will not be developing the game for console platforms and then porting it to the PC but instead the other way around. This will ensure PC gamers the best possible experience.