GIBiz - Free dedicated servers for devs on xbone

#21snowboard340Posted 10/15/2013 7:21:57 PM
https://twitter.com/albertpenello/status/390168827905835008

Confirmed. This is awesome. No more host advantage ever again!
#22Spetsnaz420Posted 10/16/2013 3:55:27 AM
Have a feeling that this has more to do with cloud computing than actual servers hosting matches...and considering IW said they got dedis at a discounted rate it sounds like this info is somewhat misleading.

Either way I hope more games do use dedicated servers for gaming...us gamers deserve it
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#23MasteroftheArtsPosted 10/16/2013 4:20:59 AM
Sorry guys. NeoGAF has already done all the work for us:

SeaOfMadness posted...
Progression of this thread:

"We're not talking about dedicated servers! It's this 'cloud compute' thing instead. There's NO FREAKIN' WAY that they are avail...'
"Ok, I guess we are, but they're not free!!"
"Ok, but are we sure they are for every dev?"
"Ok, but are we *really* sure, cuz some random guy said maybe not"
"Ok, but if we're sure (and that's a biiiiiig 'if'), dedicated servers aren't really all that great"
"Ok, but they'll just be available on PS4"
"Ok, maybe not right away"
"Ok, but it won't be *that* long"
"Ok, but dedicated servers aren't really that great anyway"

and so on... *sigh*


Lawl.
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#24BrokenIcarusPosted 10/16/2013 4:36:21 AM
Certainly good news. We had P2P for way too long :D
#25snowboard340Posted 10/16/2013 7:22:40 AM
MasteroftheArts posted...
Sorry guys. NeoGAF has already done all the work for us:

SeaOfMadness posted...
Progression of this thread:

"We're not talking about dedicated servers! It's this 'cloud compute' thing instead. There's NO FREAKIN' WAY that they are avail...'
"Ok, I guess we are, but they're not free!!"
"Ok, but are we sure they are for every dev?"
"Ok, but are we *really* sure, cuz some random guy said maybe not"
"Ok, but if we're sure (and that's a biiiiiig 'if'), dedicated servers aren't really all that great"
"Ok, but they'll just be available on PS4"
"Ok, maybe not right away"
"Ok, but it won't be *that* long"
"Ok, but dedicated servers aren't really that great anyway"

and so on... *sigh*


Lawl.


Haha, that's pretty good.
#26DesperateMonkeyPosted 10/16/2013 8:11:11 AM
This is the XB1 board. So why is there so much Sony damage control just because MS has finally confirmed that Cloud support will be free along with dedicated servers?
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#27Board_hunter567Posted 10/16/2013 11:25:38 AM(edited)
BrokenIcarus posted...
Certainly good news. We had P2P for way too long :D

Technically, you didn't. You had listen servers.
P2P is very different.

MasteroftheArts posted...
Sorry guys. NeoGAF has already done all the work for us:

SeaOfMadness posted...
Progression of this thread:

"We're not talking about dedicated servers! It's this 'cloud compute' thing instead. There's NO FREAKIN' WAY that they are avail...'
"Ok, I guess we are, but they're not free!!"
"Ok, but are we sure they are for every dev?"
"Ok, but are we *really* sure, cuz some random guy said maybe not"
"Ok, but if we're sure (and that's a biiiiiig 'if'), dedicated servers aren't really all that great"
"Ok, but they'll just be available on PS4"
"Ok, maybe not right away"
"Ok, but it won't be *that* long"
"Ok, but dedicated servers aren't really that great anyway"

and so on... *sigh*


Lawl.

Heh, you know being skeptical and critical is a good thing.
The problem is they're never skeptical or critical when it comes to Sony.

Considering all the money Live has made them over the years I'd hope these are the good kind of dedicated servers. Won't affect my purchasing decision at all (buying a console at launch and paying for online is still idiotic) but it's nice.
#28TheRealPhattyJPosted 10/16/2013 11:16:18 AM
PsychoGates posted...
Prepare for the incoming

"Dedicated Servers dont matter!"

and

"Sony can do that too!"


I think you mean "sonys been doing that already". microsoft is just playing catchup.
#29Board_hunter567Posted 10/16/2013 11:29:47 AM(edited)
TheRealPhattyJ posted...
I think you mean "sonys been doing that already". microsoft is just playing catchup.

Well, it depends.

Sony has dedicated servers, but they're not processing any of the game logic. In fact, I think a lot of PS3/360 games used a similar set up, just not for every game.
If Microsoft has "real" dedicated servers that actually handle that logic and they're readily available to all developers then it's a huge difference. Still sounds too good to be true though.