As we near the release of the latest Call of Duty, this one subtitled Advanced Warfare, there isn't much left for developer Sledgehammer Games to cover. In fact, they've already released the launch trailer for COD: AW some two weeks before the game actually hits store shelves.
One detail that Sledgehammer had yet to speak on, however, was dedicated servers and whether or not Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will support them. On PC, the series has supported dedicated servers for the past few entries, but console gamers had only just discovered the benefits with last year's COD: Ghosts.
Sledgehammer today confirmed that Advanced Warfare will support dedicated servers, but they wouldn't say much more than that. Thankfully, the developer promises that more details are on the way, specifically with regards to providers and platforms.
“We’ve got some announcements coming. Yes, we will be supporting dedicated servers and there will be announcements soon on which providers and platforms. I can’t answer just yet, but you can let your community know that it’s coming."
Although PC gamers have known the benefits of dedicated servers for years - decades even - the console gamer has not been as lucky. Sure, there have been console releases that do support dedicated servers, and most use that as a selling point, but it's still not an expectation.
For Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare players, the dedicated servers will mean no host advantages, which is huge for a multiplayer-focused game like this. Moreover, with Advanced Warfare adding new future tech into the mix, players will want as smooth of an experience as possible. Split seconds have always been important in the series, but when players can boost jump, slide, and dodge they will be crucial.
On top of that, there are apparently more Call of Duty: AW announcements in the pipeline. After Activision released the launch trailer we figured that was it for COD promotion and news, but that's apparently not the case. Actually, who are we kidding? Call of Duty news is only going to come faster and furious-er now that the game is only two weeks out from release. Highlights for this year's game include a new story set in the near, but believable future, a revamped look for the multiplayer, and a co-op mode.
Are you happy to hear Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare will support dedicated servers in some capacity? Did you notice the difference with last year's game?
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare releases November 4, 2014 for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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