Tuesday, October 25th 2011

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare3 for PC: Exclusive Developer Info

callofduty.com has published a blog entry from developer Infinity Ward / Sledgehammer detailing some of the features and improvements that will be in the upcoming MW3, to be released on November 8th:
I'm extremely excited about the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 this year, because we’ve been taking your feedback since Modern Warfare 2,and the franchise as a whole, on what you wanted to see in the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 and the team at Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games has put aton of emphasis on delivering a PC experience that brings in all the great things we added in Modern Warfare 2:
Lobby System, Matchmaking with a Party, Matchmaking for Public Games, Steam Integration (Friends List, Server Browser,Achievements, Join on Friends)
While combining it with your favorite features from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare:
Dedicated Servers (Join your favorite or set up your own,without any 3rd party hosting requirements), In-game Server Browser that allows you to filter by ping, map, gametype, hardcore, voice, password, and more. In addition, we're supporting PC specific features that give you even more control over your experience like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO.
The blog also answers some hot-button questions, such as:
Will MW3 on PC have unique graphic options available?
Yes! You have a lot of graphic options, including enablingand disabling of new rendering features such as SSAO, you'll also be able to modify DOF, Shadows, Anti-Aliasing, Texture Resolution and more.

Will Modern Warfare 3 have Dedicated Servers?
Yes! Modern Warfare 3 supported matchmaking as well as Dedicated Servers, allowing players to find and filter via an in-game server browser or set-up their own Dedicated Server for complete control, without being restricted by any 3rd party hosting requirements. If looking for a Dedicated Server to join, if you choose not to set up your own, you can filter and favorite by Ping, Map, Gametype, Hardcore Variants, Voice, Password, and many other options.
Worryingly though:
Can we set our max FPS?
No. Setting Max FPS is not a user controllable option.
So, does this mean that gamers with 120Hz monitors will be stuck at 60fps gameplay? This surely would be a major annoyance and certainly would be for this writer. There's lots of other questions covered in the blog, but the decent graphics options are surely one of the things that make it stand out from a console port - a pet hate of PC gamers, with their vastly more powerful hardware. The maximum multiplayer count is just 18 currently, but this might increase by release day and of course, it will have LAN support. There's lots more good info over at the blog.
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39 Comments on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare3 for PC: Exclusive Developer Info

#1
[H]@RD5TUFF
Volkszorn88 said:
COD, lol.
It used to be a good game franchise.
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#2
WarraWarra
I guess it would not be such a big deal for me as this would be the first COD / ??? MW game from this company as I have boycotted it so far.

Some comments here makes me rethink that fact of buying Dedicated server MW3 vs BF3.

O well will wait and see.
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#3
jmcslob
Nice how the BF3 fans are shitting on this thread....Just go away and sit while playing your boring game and leave us people with A.D.D. that like games that have more kills in one round then yall will get in a month K..

Can't wait...Mostly for SP tho...I wanna kill Makarov...
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#4
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
jmcslob said:
Nice how the BF3 fans are shitting on this thread....Just go away and sit while playing your boring game and leave us people with A.D.D. that like games that have more kills in one round then yall will get in a month K..

Can't wait...Mostly for SP tho...I wanna kill Makarov...
boring game? at least we are playing something fresh and new. have fun with spending $60 on MW2.5
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#5
DannibusX
nvidiaintelftw said:
boring game. at least we are playing something fresh and new. have fun with spending $60 on MW2.5
BF3 isn't exactly "fresh and new". It's still a first person shooter, although it incorporates a lot of DICE's newest technologies.

Have fun playing Battlefield 2.5
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#6
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
DannibusX said:
BF3 isn't exactly "fresh and new". It's still a first person shooter, although it incorporates a lot of DICE's newest technologies.

Have fun playing Battlefield 2.5
HAH! :roll: its fresh and new to me. i use to play CoD all the time and BC2 on off. Battlefield 3 definitely feels new. Even if it is a FPS. I like it mainly because of the immersiveness. sounds, graphics, physics. Realism
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#7
newconroer
I'm going to give Call of Duty a pass this time.
If I want to have fun I'll play Battlefield.
If I want to get serious I'll play Arma.

I don't see why the need for any other options.
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#8
jmcslob
nvidiaintelftw said:
boring game? at least we are playing something fresh and new. have fun with spending $60 on MW2.5
Ha 2.5 my arse...more like 1-3 LOL
You would have to be a fan to understand that....
And at least the CoD series Sp isn't total shit...

Here's BFBC2 SP in a nutshell..Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad..... Game is over...YAY
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#9
erocker
Senior Moderator
I won't tolerate this BF3 vs. MW3 bull. Separate games, keep it separate.
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#10
MxPhenom 216
Corsair Fanboy
jmcslob said:
Ha 2.5 my arse...more like 1-3 LOL
You would have to be a fan to understand that....
And at least the CoD series Sp isn't total shit...

Here's BFBC2 SP in a nutshell..Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad......Kill the enemies...move to next segment...Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....kill enemies wait for rest of squad.....Wait for rest of squad to run to you...Enemies come out in predictable line...Shoot them...move to next segment....wait for rest of squad..... Game is over...YAY
i use to be a huge fan of CoD. till MW2
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#12
jmcslob
[H]@RD5TUFF said:
well this thread went to shit:shadedshu
Do you play CoD by the same name?
and did you play WaW at NRNS?
I'm certain Ive played against you....Hardcore right? (not at NRNS but somewhere else)...I know for certain Ive played with KIller rubber ducky and Exodeousprime....and well actually a lot of people here at TPU
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#13
alexsubri


I know Erocker is tempted to press the `Closed Thread` button :)
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#14
WarraWarra
LMAO and here is one for the Dedicated self hosted server argument and why MW3 might stand a better chance to survive.
BF3 f'd up again. :banghead:

http://venturebeat.com/2011/10/26/battlefield-3-suffers-severe-launch-issues-players-outraged/

When will they learn a kid with someone's business card that he read for 2 weeks and have written a 5 min openbook test on is not a qualified or experienced network server admin.

When will the game developer company's learn ?
Many gamers have 5 years head start and more experience and could have helped BF3 and MW3 prevent problems like this and being playable at 300ms or more ping as if it is only 23ms ping. :banghead:
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#15
erocker
Senior Moderator
alexsubri said:
http://mlkshk.com/r/31XF

I know Erocker is tempted to press the `Closed Thread` button :)
I'm termpted to infract you for further derailing this News post off topic. Keep on topic.
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#16
[H]@RD5TUFF
jmcslob said:
Do you play CoD by the same name?
and did you play WaW at NRNS?
I'm certain Ive played against you....Hardcore right? (not at NRNS but somewhere else)...I know for certain Ive played with KIller rubber ducky and Exodeousprime....and well actually a lot of people here at TPU
yep
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