In a move that’s sure to result in a lot of cancelled pre-orders for games that probably weren’t actually pre-orders and a lot of internet-based raging about “consolification”, publishers only being in it for the cash, and the imminent death of PC gaming (etc.), Ubisoft has confirmed that Far Cry 3 on PC won’t support dedicated servers for online multiplayer.
The news comes out of Ubisoft’s official forums, where community manager MSV-Vextor dropped the controversy-bomb.
“The online experience does not support dedicated servers,” he said.
“Of course we are not trying to kill the pc community,” he later added in response to the inevitable avalanche of complaints. “We have simply decided on a different way of handling multiplayer. We weighed the different options against each other to see what worked best, and what we came up with worked very well even without DS’s [sic].”
It shouldn’t really come as a big shock to PC gamers because Far Cry 2 didn’t support dedicated servers either, but you know it will come as a shock anyway, just because.
Far Cry 3 is out next Friday, 30 November.
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