Call of Duty: Black Ops PC Gets Dedicated Servers

Though Infinity Ward did away with dedicated server support in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC, the feature will return in Call of Duty: Black Ops PC this fall.

"Dedicated servers are excellent," Mark Lamia, head of Activision-owned Black Ops developer Treyarch, told magazine PC Zone as relayed by CVG. "I don't see any reason not to see them unless... well, I just don't see any reason not to."

Infinity Ward had previously explained that Modern Warfare 2 PC did not support dedicated servers as to make multiplayer more accessible, complete with a matchmaking feature "just like you have on the console" care of its IW Net backend.

However, Lamia notes that "We do work very hard to reconcile the desire to manipulate and modify those dedicated servers with offering them the persistent experience and benefits that the console system provides... We're working very hard to marry those two things, so people can run dedicated servers and also participate in the communal experience the console players get to have, given they're all on first-party servers."

Coming to PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii in addition to PC, Black Ops is due November 9.