Call of Duty: Ghosts getting dedicated servers, TXAA and Elite on PC

Call of Duty: Ghosts

By on August 26, 2013 at 12:06 pm

Last week we learned that the PC version of Call of Duty: Ghosts would be a thing of beauty, getting its own assets instead of reusing those made for the console versions. And now, thanks to a partnership between Nvidia and Activision announced at Gamescom, we know that the PC version will have other additional benefits.

Best among those is surely the dedicated servers being developed for the PC version of Ghosts, as developers have thankfully admitted that matchmaking is not the golden child they spent years claiming it was. Stat fans have more to look forward to however, as Call of Duty: Elite – Activision’s social networking and stat management system first implemented in Modern Warfare 3 – will finally be available for PC players with the release of Ghosts.

Naturally there are Nvidia specific features for Ghosts too, like the integration of TXAA (Temporal anti-aliasing) and hardware accelerated PhysX support allowing the developers to create significantly more realistic smoke. It’s difficult to make that sound exciting when you lead with dedicated servers though. You can read more about the partnership between Nvidia and Activision on the Geforce site.

Source: Thanks PalZer0

9 comments (Leave your own)

Pity, at the end of the day, it’s still CoD.

 

korten:
Pity, at the end of the day, it’s still yet another modern war FPS

Fixed.

 

korten,

Boom. +1

If they released some new other than ‘Modern Warfare’ games, I’d be at the very least, interested.

Can’t see that happening.

 
jerichosainte

Yeah it’s shallow but at least, for the most part, it works well. Which is more that I can say about BF3.

 

jerichosainte:
Yeah it’s shallow but at least, for the most part, it works well. Which is more that I can say about BF3.

That’s makes very little sense. Have you even played BF3 other than on Metro with 64 players? There’s many, many other options out there.

Anyway. This has definitely peaked my interest, I do wonder if it will be like the MW3 dedicated servers in that they aren’t ranked and basically useless and empty. (Only found this out from the free weekend, don’t own the game this could have changed). Putting my eggs in the BF4 camp at this point, the levolution stuff and general BF gameplay is just more my style. But I did enjoy COD4, MW2 and Codblops, things just got stale after a while. But I really only need one modern shooter at a time.

Oh wait I better join the bandwagon to look cool. HAH MODERN WARFARE SHOOTERS ARE FOR JOCK DOUCHEBAGS I’M SMARTER THAN THEM BECAUSE I PLAY LoL.

Ok done.

 

mindsnare:

Oh wait I better join the bandwagon to look cool. HAH MODERN WARFARE SHOOTERS ARE FOR JOCK DOUCHEBAGS I’M SMARTER THAN THEM BECAUSE I PLAY LoL.

No, just no. If you like something, then stick by your damn guns, don’t join bandwagons.

Second, I don’t think that bandwagon you mentioned exists. I know the bandwagon of “HAH MODERN WARFARE SHOOTERS ARE SO OVERDONE IT’S LONG IN THE TOOTH AND THERE’S A PORTION OF THE COMMUNITY IS SICK TO DEATH OF THEM AND WOULD LIKE SOMETHING NEW FOR A CHANGE” exists.

Also using LoL as an example of the “smarter” gamer? Now I know you’re playing silly buggers.

 

Well dedicated servers is a start, but more information needed on implementation. Back to CoD 4/5 netcode for them pls as Blops had a bastardised version of that plus P2P code getting in the way causing a slight extra delay beyond that of ping.

I’m now at least a little interested, but mostly from the competitive side not from the enjoyment side. Still use Blops to keep reactions sharp, but it’s not deep gameplay and maps have been too small since CoD 4…

 

Ranked servers? That was the problem with MW3.

I like their SP. Not fond of the MP.

 
jerichosainte

mindsnare,

Firstly, yes I’ve played lots of BF3 in all its variety. Not to mention all the previous iterations (which I enjoyed).

Secondly I was referring to BF3′s piss poor net code as compared to COD.

I’d rather have a game with decent net code rather than a game with more features and shit net code.

 
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