Modern Warfare 2, Day 2: PS3 Servers Down, Other Bugs FixedBy Benjamin Opal
Are you just about ready for all the Modern Warfare 2 coverage to end? The game’s Playstation 3 servers aren’t, as they’re causing quite a fuss, choking on demand and creating problems for war-hungry gamers around the globe. Here’s what Infinity Ward community manager Robert Bowling says on the matter: “It’s a server overload not a bug in the code,” so while you might’ve needed a patch to make sure your Playstation 3 trophies were registering properly, it has nothing to do with the server issue, and you should eventually be able to play Modern Warfare 2 online without any more patches. In fact, Bowling now says the servers are gradually coming back online, though some users may still have some problems.
Why are the problems only affecting Playstation 3 owners? Because, as Bowling explains, “Xbox Live servers are maintained and ran by Microsoft. PSN servers are ran and maintained by 3rd party companies hired to do so.” So don’t blame your pent-up aggression on Sony. Actually, don’t even target that rage at Demonware, the company manages Modern Warfare 2′s servers. Save it for the game of course, and be glad that these server problems aren’t affecting PC gamers. One can only imagine the chaos that would ensue. [via Kotaku]