Bioshock 2: No Dedicated Servers

Bioshock 2 is Latest PC Game Without Dedicated Servers

January 27, 2010 Bioshock 2 will not have dedicated servers. The news, released in a “Multiplayer & Matchmaking Q&A” with 2K Marin on 2K Games’ Cult of Rapture site adds the game to the growing list of PC games that lack dedicated server support.

Asked, “Do you support LAN play on consoles or PC? Do you support dedicated servers?”, 2K Marin responded:

“Short answer, no and no. There is always a finite amount of time for the development of a game. Bringing Multiplayer to Bioshock was a daunting task between the tech (there was no multiplayer support in the codebase from the first game) and the expectations of the community. Either you try to do everything and so nothing feels finished or you focus your efforts to do a smaller number of things really well like an accessible online experience. We chose to spend the time we had creating a solid game foundation and unfortunately that did not include LAN play or dedicated servers.”

There you have it, folks. Another PC game without dedicated servers. At least you know the strength of the Bioshock series lies in the single player game.

Bioshock 2 was developed by 2K Marin and is being published by 2K Games. It will be released on February 9 in North America.


Source: 2K Games