Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Infinity Ward loves consoles, hates PC's.

I found this over at Evil Avatar:

Gamestop 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

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;
  • 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".


Chappo said...

Ouch! That is pretty terrible. I wonder how long they are going to keep this up, surely not long after release :S

Jayedub said...

It would seem that IW has put a lot into IWNet, so I really don't know if they will ever change. The game is going to make a killing I'm sure on the console, so PC gamers will either have to accept it or just buy Battlefield Bad Company 2 instead.