DICE Explains Bad Company 2 Server Rental Details

Bad Company 2 Dedicated Servers Not Exactly Free

January 16, 2010 – DICE, the company developing Battlefield: Bad Company 2 sought to explain their server policy, which requires that players rent the server from an authorized host.

Bad Company 2 knows it’s going up against Modern Warfare 2 and its hordes of online shooter fans. One of the major selling points pushed by DICE and EA was that Bad Company 2 would feature dedicated servers, which Modern Warfare 2 did not, creating a major backlash among PC gamers. However, recently DICE announced that there would be a rental service for gamers interested in using the dedicated servers to host online games.

Clarifying the situation today, Producer Gordon Van Dyke told Eurogamer that DICE and EA make no profit on the rental servers and they were in place to maintain “the game’s integrity on the PC.” In order to host a private dedicated server, gamers will have to rent from one of DICE’s authorized hosts, which, Van Dyke says, have already been selected.

Bad Company 2 is highly anticipated and will be released on March 5 for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. A PC beta will take place from January 28 to February 25.

Source: Eurogamer