Activision has said that it will support dedicated servers in the PC version of Modern Warfare 3 despite ongoing concerns about how they can be used to cheat online.
Developer Infinity Ward famously ditched dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 2, claiming that it wanted to guarantee service quality for its whole customer base – a move that caused consternation throughout its PC community.
"The big announcement today is that we're supporting dedicated servers for PC, which is really cool," Noah Heller, who works at Beachhead Studios on Call of Duty stats service Elite, told Eurogamer at gamescom 2011.
"And of course we're working really hard right now on the customised version of Elite for the PC [versions of Call of Duty games], because it's an open platform and has some challenges."
Speaking of Elite, Heller also said that in addition to website, tablet and mobile versions of the service, which is currently in beta, Activision would be launching a "console app".
"We're also doing a console app," he said. "So right there on PS3 and 360 you can jump out of the game into the app and communicate with your clan or do whatever you need to do before running back into the game."
Call of Duty: Elite currently supports Black Ops in beta and will support Modern Warfare 3 fully. Expect to hear more on the service at the Call of Duty XP event in Los Angeles next month, which Eurogamer will be attending.
In the meantime, check out our Call of Duty: Elite preview for more on how the service works.