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.