Wednesday, September 3

Dedicated Or Peer?

Torrance Davis over at the Bitbag recently wrote a fairly interesting article about the way servers are hosted in online games, dedicated servers and peer-to-peer servers.

He went into some research and contacted both Sony and Microsoft about how most games are run, and found out that it all depends on the developers if a server is going to be dedicated. The costs are just too high for some companies, while big business freaks like EA have no problem covering the bill.

He does make a few brief, but good points. Don't judge a game based on how it's server happens to be run, judge a game based on how it plays. That's what I've always said, and Torrence said it just as well as I could have.

Go read about the servers now. Game on.


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