Activision Doesn’t Care About Dedicated Servers. Online Retailers Boycotting
After the news that Modern Warfare 2 on the PC will not feature dedicated servers, Activision has responded by stating that it’s ‘œnot overly concerned about it’. So basically PC user, shut the hell up. Even though over 180,000 people signing an online petition to get dedicated servers back in the game, Activision still insists that its proprietary ‘œIWNet’ is the way to go. Despite the fact that most PC gamers are perfectly happy with having dedicated servers they can control.
Activision is not only ignoring your complaints, it doesn’t care because it needs to make as much money as possible, even if that means crapping over the existing community that will actually the play the game.
Mike Griffiths, CEO of Activison, stated:
One of the problems with our PC SKUS on this title in the past is it is not been as friendly a consumer experience with matchmaking and online play as the consoles have allowed it to be.
So basically PC gaming isn’t broad enough and we need to appeal to the most amount of as people possible, but everyone else can piss off. PC gamers aren’t Wii players Activision, my mother isn’t going to go out and buy a £2000 gaming PC to play your pathetic little game, so how about you do the things that PC gamers actually want. The arrogance of this company to boost profits at all costs out-stands me.
In other MW2 PC news several online retailers are no longer going to sell the PC version. In a reaction to Activision selling MW2 on Steam, the online game retailer Direct 2 Drive has decided to not sell the game; it’s boycotting it. Impulse along with Gamersgate are also boycotting the title with Direct 2 Drive stating; ‘œWe don’t believe games should force the user to install a Trojan Horse’, regarding the Steam store-front that is included in every download.
So Activision isn’t popular then. The company is pushing forward to achieve maximum profits, without any regard for the people who actually play and sell the games. And the worse thing about all this is that it will do nothing to affect the sales of the generic bullshit that is Modern Warfare 2. Well done Activision, I hope your shareholders are happy.