DICE Studios, the developer behind the Battlefield series has reiterated a tweet by Karl-Magnus Troedsson, Executive Producer for Battlefield who said that dedicated servers are the only way to go for multiplayer on the PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
"A lot of buzz has been floating around the internet lately about dedicated servers," said Gordon Van Dyke. "Since Battlefield 1942 DICE has used dedicated servers for all platforms. This formula has worked well, and still works well, for us and for the gaming community. We have stayed true to this practice and will continue this tradition into the upcoming title Battlefield Bad Company 2.
"Other games use player-hosted or 'peer to peer' solutions, often resulting in a 'host with the most' situation; where the player hosting the match has an advantage over other players connected to their game.
"This makes dedicated servers the best solution for online PC gaming hands down."
The statement comes after it was confirmed that the PC version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will not contain dedicated servers or mod tools unlike its predecessor, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is set to hit store shelves on March 5 2010 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC