Evil Avatar  




Go Back   Evil Avatar > Daily Gaming News > News Items

» Sponsored Links


» Recent Threads
Project CARS - The...
Last post by Marticus
Today 10:46 PM
4 Replies, 282 Views
CPU cooling question
Last post by Syl
Today 10:36 PM
10 Replies, 199 Views
Amazon to air HBO...
Last post by drakkarim
Today 09:47 PM
15 Replies, 495 Views
The Elder Scrolls Online...
Last post by Transylmania
Today 09:39 PM
9 Replies, 490 Views
Godzilla - Nature Has An...
Last post by Anenome
Today 09:33 PM
29 Replies, 2,294 Views
Sin City: A Dame To Kill...
Last post by JazGalaxy
Today 08:14 PM
7 Replies, 566 Views
Official Skylanders Trap...
Last post by Mr Rogers
Today 08:01 PM
4 Replies, 262 Views
Batman Arkham Origins -...
Last post by PSPfreak
Today 07:54 PM
8 Replies, 693 Views
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-04-2009, 02:32 AM   #1
defiant
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 683
Online Q&A with Infinity Ward on MW2 Confirms PC Users' Worst Fears

Best Buy today hosted an online chat session with three Infinity Ward employees (including Mackey McCandlish & Ryan Lastimosa) concerning the soon to be released Modern Warfare 2.

Questions were fielded live by online users, and understandably there were numerous questions concerning features of the PC version in light of various controversies which have surfaced on the web lately.

A transcript of the session can be found on mygameclan.

Notable answers on answers to questions raised include:
  • there is no console command menu to tweak settings;
  • confirmation that there will be no modding;
  • confirmation that there will be no dedicated servers whatsoever;
  • the ability to lean has been removed;
  • there is no function to record matches;
  • the largest matches will be limited to 9 v 9 players;
  • IW.net will determine who should be the host player.

When directly asked if MW2 on PC was simply a port of the console version, Mackey responded "No, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, text chat in game, and graphics settings".

Another kick in the balls for PC users still planning on buying this game...well at least they will still be able to enjoy custom stuff like mouse control and in-game text chat
defiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:19 AM   #2
Jotoco
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil
Posts: 1,321
Quote:
Originally Posted by defiant View Post
Another kick in the balls for PC users still planning on buying this game...well at least they will still be able to enjoy custom stuff like mouse control and in-game text chat
They learned that from Resident Evil 4....

And to quote myself from another topic:

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jotoco View Post
As far as we are concerned not a single pre-order of those was for PC. Or is ANYBODY tracking PC sales as of now?

NPD is not, and not one entity that I know is tracking PC.

It mentions it is a record for GameSpot, which, if I remember right, does not carry PC games in a LOT of it's stores.

The ONLY SOLID indication of how well this is selling on PC is STEAM's TOP SELLING chart, in which MW2 didn't even make it to top 3 since it's been "pre-launched". Being as far as 10th for some time.

It's being beaten consistently by Dragon age (both versions), L4D2, Torchligh and borderlands. And now Football manager 2010 too.

If I may say, it is selling rather poorly on PC.

I think it will do poorly on PC. And that they won't care one bit.
__________________
"If PC is a dead platform I must be a necrophiliac"
Jotoco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:21 AM   #3
Reaping_Ant
Lord
 
Reaping_Ant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Germany
Posts: 92
Even though by now my interest in Modern Warfare 2 is as close to absolute zero as you can get without creating a quantum mechanical conundrum, this is too hilarious to be left unquoted:
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mackey-IW
No, PC has custom stuff like mouse control, text chat in game, and graphics settings.
The fact they even mention those features - which have been a given for almost one and a half decades - tells me that Infinity Ward are probably laughing their asses off at PC gamers right now.
Reaping_Ant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:32 AM   #4
92miata
Evil Dead
 
92miata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Prescott Valley, AZ
Posts: 1,006
this game will unfortunately sell billions. they are laughing their ass off at the bmw dealer.....
92miata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:40 AM   #5
defiant
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 683
defiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:45 AM   #6
lockwoodx
Photobomber
 
lockwoodx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: on tap
Posts: 22,469
Blog Entries: 2
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by AspectVoid View Post
I had no idea he was posting awesome stuff that would get the ads cancelled.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AkumaATR View Post
Lock is untouchable though, he's too cool to be targeted, like ever. He's Detroit's Heisenberg!
lockwoodx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:47 AM   #7
ElfShotTheFood
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,350
Wait, wait...

People were actually planning on buying this for the PC?
ElfShotTheFood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:54 AM   #8
modeps
Get busy living.
 
modeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Zihuatanejo
Posts: 11,960
Blog Entries: 7
I'm still wondering if there was actually a competitive scene around MW1.
__________________
Steam/PSN: modeps XBL: modeps returns Twitter: modeps
modeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 04:57 AM   #9
Johan
sub-$20 Gamer
 
Join Date: May 2006
Posts: 11,918
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jotoco View Post
I think it will do poorly on PC. And that they won't care one bit.
Exactly. They'll sell so many copies on the consoles, it won't matter.
Johan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:00 AM   #10
Shela Monster
This won't end well.
 
Shela Monster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Elysian Fields
Posts: 385
What little *faint* chance there was for me getting this on PC was just blown away...
I hate when Devs try to "improve" a sequal or add-on and it makes it worse...

GoW2 multiplayer match making is a perfect example...
And now I can add CoD4:2 to that list as well, but for PC.

~Shela Monster
__________________

Battle.net ShelaMonster#1240
Playstation Network ShelaMonster
XBOX Live Shela Monster
Steam shelamonster
Shela Monster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:01 AM   #11
Ulysses
Evil Dead
 
Ulysses's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Toronto ON
Posts: 1,022
Huh, first Dragon Rising now this. What's everyone's problem with leaning ? :P
__________________
Why has elegance found so little following? Elegance has the disadvantage that hard work is needed to achieve it and a good education to appreciate it. - Edsger Wybe Dijkstra
Ulysses is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:02 AM   #12
modeps
Get busy living.
 
modeps's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Zihuatanejo
Posts: 11,960
Blog Entries: 7
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
Huh, first Dragon Rising now this. What's everyone's problem with leaning ? :P
*Leaning is for pussies.






*this joke made possible by Fight Against Grenade Spam
__________________
Steam/PSN: modeps XBL: modeps returns Twitter: modeps
modeps is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:04 AM   #13
defiant
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 683
Quote:
Originally Posted by modeps View Post
I'm still wondering if there was actually a competitive scene around MW1.
http://www.xpleague.com/index.php?p=league&id=86

http://www.gotfrag.com/cod/home/

Of which there are loads more.
defiant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:16 AM   #14
Cutter99
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 440
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johan View Post
Exactly. They'll sell so many copies on the consoles, it won't matter.
I wonder if this is the case, though. I mean - of course it's going to sell a ba-jillion copies on consoles, but I'm not sure it's going to do well on the PC. I canceled my pre-order, and don't plan to buy it.

Yes, my tiny purchase is a drop in the bucket - but more money is always better. How much would it have cost them to integrate dedicated servers? Would they have lost anything to just cut PC users out of the IW.Net - or use it as a multiplayer login checkpoint (like the Battlefields?) The point being: they probably could've made even *more* of the billions of dollars if they'd not screwed PC users so hard - maybe the work they saved themselves wasn't worth the money lost.
If that's the case, then the end times are upon PC gamers - we apparently don't even translate into the tiniest sliver of revenue.
Cutter99 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:19 AM   #15
Zetsuei
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 461
Quote:
Fight Against Grenade Spam
I see what you did there. As for this game, IW probably held a meeting in which the marketing and sales analysts said, "Hey, we lost a lot of pre-orders for PC because we don't have dedicated servers. Shouldn't we add them in and let people mod the game?" to which the rest of the team replied - while swilling brandy in goblets and lighting cigars with molten gold - "No, lol." They all had monocles too.
Zetsuei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:28 AM   #16
almightyorb
Dread Lord
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Posts: 121
I was thinking that the only way this would be excusable would be, if by some miracle they were able to finally work out and perfect cross platform online multiplayer.
almightyorb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:44 AM   #17
Ranhert
Evil Dead
 
Ranhert's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 444
I can't understand for the life of me why people are so up-in-arms about playing FPS on PC. I say this with a staunch reputation of playing all of the original FPSs and competitive FPSs obviously on PC. Years and years of Quake, Quake 2, Tribes, and Unreal Tournament all with a mouse and keyboard was great. However, having the competitive nature that I have, I can't stand the thought that I potentially lost a match due to my opponent having some sort of technical (not physical or mental) advantage. I would constantly buy new video cards, many of which cost as much as a 360 or PS3, in an attempt to lower my framerate so that I wouldn't be at a disadvantage. For what? The ability to use a mouse? I was a skeptic for a long time about FPS on a console using a controller. But the fact remains that when dealing with a console, practically all things remain equal. You get the occasional mod controller, but mods and hacks are so much more easily accessible on the PC. I guess I don't get it. Buy MW2 or not, PC or Console, who cares, I don't see what all the fuss is.
__________________
XBL: Ranhert2
Currently Playing: League of Legends
Ranhert is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 05:48 AM   #18
Bludgums
Evil Dead
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 305
Wow the features for the PC sound like these awesome DVD Features.

"Interactive Menus"
"Chapter Selection"
Bludgums is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 06:11 AM   #19
Steve_Erhardt
Pancake Rabbit
 
Steve_Erhardt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,483
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zetsuei View Post
..."Hey, we lost a lot of pre-orders for PC because we don't have dedicated servers. Shouldn't we add them in and let people mod the game?" to which the rest of the team replied - while swilling brandy in goblets and lighting cigars with molten gold - "No, lol." They all had monocles too.
The mental image you created here is awesome and will carry me through the rest of this wretched day. Thank you sir!

My own thoughts on some of the bullet points:


* confirmation that there will be no modding
How outstandingly proprietary of them.

* confirmation that there will be no dedicated servers whatsoever
How outstandingly fucking retarded of them.

* the ability to lean has been removed
M'eh... honestly I never used the lean function all that much anyway. Seems like most times I tried to lean and fire, all I did was make my melon a choice target and shoot holes in the wall or whatever I was hiding behind. No big loss here, far as I'm concerned.

* there is no function to record matches
M'eh again. I guess where the rubber hits the road, I'll jump on and say this is kind of lame because I know there is community desire for this, but personally it's no big deal for me; I wouldn't use it anyway.

* the largest matches will be limited to 9 v 9 players
At first, this one struck me as completely fucking lame and warranting somebody at IW needing a good hard punch in the taint. But then on second thought, it might not be all that bad. Maybe with just 18 players total the online gameplay will settle down some and firefights can be more deliberate affairs, vs. the outrageous, wild, spray-and-pray, run willy-nilly, messy deathmatch orgasms they tend to be right now. Sometimes that level of off-the-hook insanity is actually just what the doctor ordered, but for the most part I'd really like to see the same sensible approach to combat in multi as we'd get in single. With less crowding on the maps, hopefully that'll come to pass.

* IW.net will determine who should be the host player.
Since there won't be any dedicated serves, that's probably for the best, I suppose. Still, it's a solution to a problem that didn't need to exist in the first place.
Steve_Erhardt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2009, 06:12 AM   #20
ldi222
Subscriber
 
ldi222's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Baltimore, MD.
Posts: 1,232
Shooters for PC have officially become second class.
ldi222 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
modern warfare 2

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:57 PM.