Activision president defends MW2 PC

"Improves consumer experience overall."

Activision president Mike Griffith has said that the controversial decision to axe dedicated servers for the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 "improves that consumer experience overall by a significant margin".

Asked during a conference call what he thought about the virtual jihad going on at the moment regarding the switch to IWNet, Griffith said Activision was "watching this very carefully and paying attention to it" (thanks Kotaku).

"But we're not overly concerned about it," he added. "One of the problems with our PC SKUs in the past is that it has not been as friendly a consumer experience in terms of matchmaking and online play as the consoles have allowed it to be.

IWNet will improve things, he said, and the benefits of switching to it rather than sticking with one system for the PC and one for consoles will "far outweigh any negatives that seem to be surfacing".

Modern Warfare 2 is due out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on 10th November, which is also when you can read our review.

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