Ghosts Dedicated Servers coming to ALL current and next-gen platforms and PC

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Infinity Ward’s Mark Rubin has just giving clarification and confirmation via Twitter that dedicated servers will be coming to all current and next-gen consoles as well as PCs.

GHOSTS ONLINE CONNECTIVITY UPDATE: I wanted to give a quick update on some of the work that has been done to improve everyone’s online experience. We’ve already mentioned dedicated servers as part of the overall plan to improve connectivity. Dedicated servers will be used on current gen, next gen and PC with Ghosts. And, 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. There is also some great new tech in the matchmaking system that will place players in matches that have the best combined overall connectivity performance. Again these are just some of the things that are going into Call of Duty: Ghosts to give players a great online experience. Can’t wait to see you all online.

Mark Rubin further clarified that he is not allowed to mention any platform by name (presumbly due to the MSFT/ATVI contract), but that PS3/PS4 will be getting dedicated servers.

UPDATE: Candice Capen has tweeted confirming that the PS3 version will be getting dedicated servers, which leads us to say that all platforms are getting, even though Mark Rubin said he cannot mention each by name.

SOURCE: @IWMarkRubin

  • Auptyk

    Playing on PC during Black Ops 2 with this system (Match Making + Dedis) is so great. You never have to worry about a hacked host, or host migrations. The game just plays out regardless of how many people rage quit. I can also count the amount of bad connection games on one hand in over 18 days of play. Assuming it is as solid as the implementation on BO2 PC it’s going to be awesome.

    • Jon Cameron

      Have you ever played CoD1 through CoD5 and BO1? They all had true dedicated servers and a server browser. It’s nothing to hope to turn out well.

      • Auptyk

        I have played every PC release since CoD2. BO2 has been the best experience yet. Combines the good things about dedies (Solid connection with no player hosts) with the good things of match making (playing with friends in a party, no player admins). I have never had any connection issues in ANY CoD (MW2 and MW3 included) so I am never worried about that.

  • J

    IW = Beastmode

  • Brandon S

    HAHA NEVER GETTING XBOX ONE EVERRRRRRRRR

    • K.9

      now there is no need to upgrade to either xbox one or ps4

      • xx420xx

        lol

        • xx420xx

          reddit

      • Mitch

        Yup there is
        When I put this game in my PS4 in Q1 2014, ohhh boyyyyy

        • https://twitter.com/CallMehEpic RileyWoof

          You got a rainbow? Haha ima call my AC130 in

        • SeaSaltSora

          Hey! I made that! :D

        • SeaSaltSora

          Glad someone is using my meme. :D

          • xx420xx

            fuck off 2 reddit

          • SeaSaltSora

            You always say that. No, how about you fuck off to reddit?

          • xx420xx

            kill yourself

          • SeaSaltSora

            Kill yourself.

        • xx420xx

          fuck off to reddit

    • ASAC Shrader

      In before the idiots saying that Titanfall is esclusive to the Xbox One.

      • antonioad14

        and xbox 360 and pc

      • BATMAN

        Temporary exclusive that I can simply play on my X360

  • http://youtube.com/user/extremenameHD extreme_name

    They are just getting more awesome and awesome everyday.

  • Roxas3510

    Knew this was coming. Not for current gen consoles as well, that surprised me, but I knew PS4 would have it.

  • Hydrox

    OMG, never would expected this. Such a good news!

  • Dragon

    Another reason to not buy a next gen console

    • SiftBlade

      Screw the PS4 and XBOX One. The true next gen console is the steambox, the only one that can even compete with PC.

      • Nope

        That’s because it IS A PC.

  • antonioad14

    yessssssssss good bye hackers

  • hunter

    This is some really good news to hear! It seems after all that IW is listening to the community.

  • Lavi

    Love you :D

  • Max

    if the pc version had fov slider, i could say that’s amazing but IW is not listening what the pc community wants, they could get more money if they add a simple fov slider

    • Jon Cameron

      They didn’t say having an FOV slider was impossible.

  • Alexander Kleinwechter

    I assume Wii U will also get deticated servers,,, Sweet :)

    • Keshav Bhat

      I asked them to confirmed 100%, but they keep on saying that they are not allowed to mention each platform by name. So, I guess Wii U is getting it.

  • J€$$€

    *sees new article* OMG, maybe its Extinction? Nope, but its awesome that there are dedicated servers!

    • SiftBlade

      November 1st.

  • Guest

    Ouch.

    • http://Twitter.com/ImDiabetus Alex Hill (Im Diabetus)

      Get that guy some ice

      • https://twitter.com/CallMehEpic RileyWoof

        Im on my way.

  • Mitch

    Also he said this to someone:
    ”…Hoping to add server browser and rent-able ranked server once we get through launch crunch. no info yet”.

  • Between A Rock And A Hard Plac

    Was on the edge about getting X1 or PS4 because of Ghosts, now definitely getting PS4, because I was leaning to that in the first place, but now I’ve got that extra reassurance from IW with Ghosts.

  • Guest

    Yay! PS4 definitely now!

  • iGermanVirus :P

    Praise the lord (if anyone can find the GIF and tell me how to upload it so I can use it for future comments)
    But I think this will do for now…

  • wlight21

    The wiiu too??! :’)

  • JJJB

    Titanfall microsoft exclusive silly sony fanboys

  • http://Twitter.com/ImDiabetus Alex Hill (Im Diabetus)

    Dedicated servers make me happy. Especially when they wotk right.

  • 3rdWorldMafia

    Ah, thank you.

  • Work hard Twerk harder

    This has made my day, ps4 i love you more than ever now.

  • BATMAN

    Xbox one is dead for me, this has just buried it deeper for me

  • http://www.facebook.com/RealNiggga4Life Chris

    RIP BLOPS II 11-5-13

  • Sentrymann

    YES

    • xx420xx

      fuck off to reddit

  • Tyler

    Actually Sony is teaming up with rackspace to help deploy Sony’s openstack cloud so we will have dedicated servers probably just as good as XB1

  • Bowinkle82

    this is great news. a lot of ppl were getting xbone bcuz of the dedicated servers. glad all platforms will have this!

  • Jacky Liang

    For those PS4 guys and unconfirmed-dedicated-servers-on-PS4: I think it’s pretty probably that the PS4 is getting dedi. If the PS3 is, why won’t the PS4?

  • Liam Reaich

    oh yea baby

  • YoSup

    I’m calling it right now guys right now even dedicated servers will be timed exclusive. Get it first on Xbox and 3 months later on Playstation.

  • hmm i just wonder

    Is it any way similar to the Battlefield way or like in Black Ops 1 PC?

  • Cell

    This will stop my anxiety of buying XBone at launch. Why buying a new console if Xbox 360 and PC will have dedi-servers such thing I wanted the most in CoD.

  • TepidBlack

    Literally no reason to buy an Xbox Done.

    Unless you’re some sort of retard with a serious case of brand loyalty.

    • http://Youtube.com/itisreb Respect Reb

      You mean except for the fact that it’s going to perform better for games then current gen xbox, multi-task, a ton of servers for games, easier start-up. It also has 200 gbs more memory. Along with early DLC on COD and BF. Plus I prefer the way the Xbox dashboard and etc. is setup. Lets not forget Titanfall either.

      • xx420xx

        ur just retarded if u buy an xbox lol

        • http://Youtube.com/itisreb Respect Reb

          How bout the fact that more big clans play on Xbox than Playstation, or the fact that it is better for entertainment features too. Plus, I like the Xbox controller way more then PS controllers. Also, calling someone retarded over an opinion of a consoles makes you look like a real asshole, and yet I’m the one able to use proper grammar and spelling in my comments unlike your dumb ass.

          • xx420xx

            xbox is full of shit ppl like u and thats why ppl play it bcus its easier
            u also have severe autism

          • http://Youtube.com/itisreb Respect Reb

            Before you go around saying people have severe autism then learn to punctuate, type out, and capitalize shit. Your typing makes me think your an eight year old piece of shit.

          • http://Youtube.com/itisreb Respect Reb

            Before you go around saying people have autism learn to actually type things with actual spelling, capitalization, and punctuation. Till then I’m going to have to say your probably some eight old kid, who is trying to act like he is some big shit, when in all reality he is just a piece of trash. Also, for your information I have mostly advanced courses and A’s or B’s in all of them.

          • xx420xx

            real

          • http://Youtube.com/itisreb Respect Reb

            What is that supposed to mean?

          • xx420xx

            are you seriously this retarded

          • http://Youtube.com/itisreb Respect Reb

            All you put is real you dumb piece of shit. Learn to use actual GRAMMAR SO PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR TRYING TO TYPE. Damn do you know how fucking dumb you seem. Use actual English, like an adult. Oh wait, thats right your eight, now go hit puberty and grow the fuck up.

  • DeathAngel

    Xbox One might be the only console that will have Dedicated Servers for CoD: Ghosts? I think I might just invest in an XBOX One… what’s that? All current/next gen consoles and the PC are going to have Dedicated Servers? Looks like I don’t have to get the XBOX One anymore! (<– ignorant gamer logic). Really guys? Because of one game? I feel like I'm losing brain cells reading half of these comments. I mean really, if you think about it, $100 bucks more is not that big a deal, not that much more money… that is… if you have a full time job. It's great that IW is doing this for us, but don't waste everyone's time typing the exact same thing in the comments that 500 other people have already said. You guys were most likely going to get the PS4 anyways whether or not it had Dedis for Ghost, you just felt the need to say something stupid like one game decides whether or not you buy a console. Grow up people, and enjoy the game.

  • Roadripper55

    Well Steam Machine is basically a computer >.>

  • Rai

    Wait for the details on the servers. Dedis were coming to ghosts on the x1 because of it’s cloud servers….since cod has a ton of players (Right? Maybe? …..?)
    So how does this work for the ps4/ps3? o.o
    I dun know….

  • ORB1T4L

    Just buy the Hardened Edition, the season pass is included, it’s like paying for the game + season pass but you get the Hardened edition goodies ;)

  • SiftBlade

    Why should I buy a PS4 or XB1 when the specs for the SteamBox are so much better? It’s just like an XB1 or PS4. It has a controller, and it’s upgradeable. A console version of a good PC, and it comes with Steam OS. Putting STeam OS on your PC means it replaces your OS. So basically instead of being able to save videos, music, pictures, it just saves games, which I don’t want for my PC. So how is the steambox useless?

  • ORB1T4L

    Agreed. Microsoft still has 300 000 Azure servers. How many does Sony have ? 50 000 ? Do they even have an Azure equivalent ? Nope. I’m not a fanboy but come on guys, it’s true.

  • Jon Cameron

    You realize it’s not their servers their letting us rent, right? The last time we actually had dedis were for BO1, at least if you are a PC player. Gameservers.com is terrible but in the end it worked out fine.

  • Plokijuh1229

    Hey man stop being a bitch and hating on people being happy with the improvement of the product they are purchasing.

    What someone buys is their business and in my opinion to get an XboxOne for the sole reason of having DLC a month earlier is impractical unless you are an absolutely dedicated CoD player.

  • Ed

    if the dlc was exclusive, then sure, that’d matter. but it’s a month delay, and means absolutely squat to normal people. who are alia and tmartn?

  • Plokijuh1229

    That’s a large sum of cash. People who are not fans of Kinect would rather pay for a cheaper product with the same capabilities

  • Guest

    If it’s going to have better specs, it’s going to be so much more expensive, and it will have a low player base and small community to start off. Just buy a PS4 or Xbox One since they have larger communities, cheaper, amazing specs for price, better exclusives, indie games that are also available on PC (eg. War Thunder, Planetside 2 timed exclusive on PS4).

  • Guest

    Tsunami…really? Very insensitive and immature of you. Plus servers that are bought work just fine!

  • Work hard Twerk harder

    Big whoop, xbox beta tests for us patient folks, we don’t get glitchers and that doesn’t even mean much difference if there’s no zombies (extinction might change my opinion there, need more info for that)

  • chief

    People also shouldn’t be too happy because dedis DO NOT SOLVE LAG. They simply help it. Those MW3 and BO2 netcode issues still exist very prominently with servers. Before you cheer, check the net code.

    A dedi is only a piece of hardware specifically designed for running the game, so no host switching or random lag out of nowhere (unless its on your end) and sometimes maybe your ping might be slightly better. But honestly, this isn’t the end all be all solution to the world.

  • Brandon S

    Umm, yeah. I’m happy. Happy I’m not gonna waste $500 dollars on a system for “better graphics and sound”. Fuck that shit.

  • PeLLi

    I think it will work similar to how BF3 works on PS3 and Xbox 360 (I think they are owned by EA/Activision and rentable to compensate costs) but I could definitely be wrong.

    For all we know Sony may have actually set up dedicated servers themselves like Microsoft have done, although its unlikely that they would keep it a secret

  • PuddingAuxRais1ns

    Dedicated servers are still a LOT better than whatever is currently implemented on CoD on consoles. Of course dedis don’t fully solve lag, but it does offer a WAY more smooth and consistent online experience. So people should be happy that CoD is getting something that the fanbase deserves.

  • Cell

    And we still have people complaining…. fudge you!!

  • chief

    Oh for sure. I was just saying everyone seems to think this is the end all be all solution, when sadly it isn’t. No doubt it’s a massive improvement over hosts, though.

  • Cell

    It’s not an obligation to buy it.

  • https://twitter.com/CallMehEpic RileyWoof

    No,i have dog mode

  • chief

    I’m not complaining. I’m stating fact. Truth is this is a very good move, but I’m sorry you’re to stupid to comprehend my statement. I’m a PC player anyway, there’s no complaining or not complaining about console specific decisions with me.

  • Rai

    Oh nice. I knew about Gaikai, but I didn’t know they are partnered with Rackspace.

  • XadjustmentX

    this only matters if your buying a game that is ps4 exclusive. if the game is developed for both consoles..the extra graphics stuff wont matter. it will look exactly the same on both. ps4 exclusives may look a little better than xbox one exclusives, thats the only place this makes a difference. and it wont be too dramatic of a difference. it’ll barely be noticeable. xbox one has almost infinite cloud power to make up for what isnt in the consoles power