Treyarch: Call of Duty: Black Ops is "a true PC title"

Despite the furor from PC gamers towards Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Treyarch has stated that the inclusion of dedicated servers in Call of Duty: Black Ops wasn't something that the studio spent a lot of time deliberating over.

Speaking with PC Gamer, Treyarch head of PC development Cesar Stastny responded to recent backlash claiming that the studio is, at its heart, a true PC developer. "We never went away from dedicated servers," said Stastny. "We had dedicated servers in our last title, we had planned on dedicated servers for our subsequent title all along, so we haven't actually wavered on that at all."

Statsny believes the studio is making a "true PC title," and that the project is "really important for the studio" to show support for the PC gaming community.

"We are a PC developer. I've been running a dedicated PC team since the beginning of this project. We had one last project. We are making a true PC title here and I think it's a really important platform for our studio, and I'm also really thrilled that we can support the PC community as much as we can."

The developer reiterated the inclusion of mod tools in the upcoming title, stating that a solid release date was forthecoming. Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to hit store shelves on November 9 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii and PC.

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Was waiting for the moment that Treyarch made a big ASS out of themselves, this is it. The TRUE PC COD Dev was InfinityWard. Look at Cod1 - COD 4. MW2 was when Bobby Fagtick decided to step in and open his mouth.

So, all I have to say is, Treyarch stfu. You go for the money, if that wasnt the reason, then why do you guys make a game for every ****ing platform possible. Like DS, PSP, PS2, etc. So you can monopolize and make the most money, no ****.

Treyarch is full of **** and I cant wait till Respawn(iw) makes a new game in a couple of years.

**** activision/treyarch.

aniv said,
True PC Title and no prestige edition for the PC?

A true PC title has only one version and that version is the full version.
A true PC title is bought once and the developer works hard on patching bugs, adding content and help the community until the sales drop below a level that's profitable. Once the sales drop then they only fix bugs and once a new title that replaces the old one is released then they can stop patching the old one. They should only stop patching once the game is close to bugfree or the game is no longer sold if the game isn't replaced by a new title. However, they should patch the old game to make it compatible with newer operatingsystems if it doesn't involve too much work.

Prestige Edition is for fools!
MW2 is a perfect example on how you screw your customers.

briangw said,
Hey Treyarch, why not fix the absurd spawning of enemies in your SP games?????

Lost of games don't have this son...

I run a gaming clan and what we do now is if there is no linux dedicated server files available, we don't buy the game! (AvP for example, we got burnt on that one!)

The point of being able to have custom servers is so they can be setup to the way you or your clan want it and not being forced to go to another hoster just for that one game which would be another added expense!

We have our own dedicated box and host quite a few servers example: CZero,CS:S,L4D 1&2
The reason that these games have a longer life span is due to the modders out there keeping the games alive and freely being able to add custom content!

Alot of game company's won't release dedi server files anymore for their games so they can then charge for DLC content thus stopping the modding community!

At the end of the day it always comes down to money!

.Vamp said,
The only true PC FPS's left are any that valve make. Everything else is console first, pc later.

You think so but HL3 will most definitely be for consoles too, trust me. Too much profit to be made.

jrolson said,
It uses VAC and yes there will be a billion cheaters in this game...

It was only bad im MW2 because of some very poor decisions that IW made reguarding their game files and the fact that there were no admins. It'll be much better now that there is dedicated servers.

I hope there still is a party system like Modern Warfare 2. I hate getting autobalanced away from my friends. Almost every game does that except MW2.

The dedicated server system like on L4D would be great.

At least they are trying to reverse the trend, instead of completely crippling PC games.
I wonder if activision was behind the decision of only one supplier.

acnpt said,
At least they are trying to reverse the trend, instead of completely crippling PC games.
I wonder if activision was behind the decision of only one supplier.

That's probably the case. Treyarch insisted on dedicated servers and Activision eventually gave in with a few consessions including the one where you can only get it from the one location. That's what I think is what happened. Don't quote me on it.

Wait, can't you only run dedicated servers by buying them from one hosting company only?

If thats the case, then no Treyarch you aren't a true PC developer. **** off.

/- Razorfold said,
Wait, can't you only run dedicated servers by buying them from one hosting company only?

If thats the case, then no Treyarch you aren't a true PC developer. **** off.

qft...
As interesting as if he had farted...
Oh wait? He did, just now I guess!

Funny how a "PC Team" (wow! DEDICATED TEAMS FOR PLATFORMS YOU RELEASE YOUR GAME FOR! -sorry for caps lock)

Glassed Silver:win