Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling outlined the features specific to the PC version of the game, as well as some other information on servers and setting manipulation.
Community manager Robert Bowling took to the Call of Duty forum to answer a number of questions relating to the PC version of the FPS.
“We value the PC player and have gone to great lengths in providing a more rich experience for our players,” he said. “We keep our ear near the ground and try to deliver items most requested.
“The big feature for MW3 we are supporting is Dedicated Servers, this includes a server browser, voting, RCON, and more.
“Lastly we are embracing the Steam platform by integrating fully with Steam including friends list, Steam achievements.”
Bowling said MW3 will allow PC gamers to tweak the game’s visuals. Options include enabling and disabling new rendering features, such as SSAO. You can also modify DOF, Shadows, Anti-Aliasing, Texture Resolution and more.
“We do wide testing across all tiers of PC,” Bowling revealed. “In our office we have an old min spec machine that receives just as much care as our top tier PC. We’ve also engaged the hardware manufactures for wider compatibility testing for us to ensure an optimised bug free launch.”
Bowling also addressed the thorny issue of cheating, rampant in previous Modern Warfare games.
“Security is a major focus for Modern Warfare 3, especially coming out of Modern Warfare 2,” he said. “We will be utilizing multiple methods of Anti-cheat and Security methods, including Steam’s VAC system, CEG, and our own propriety methods implemented to provide multiple layers of defence in keeping online multiplayer fun, fair, and secure for all players without limiting the control they expect on PC.”
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
OS: Windows® XP / Windows Vista® / Windows® 7
Processor: Intel® Core™ 2 Duo E6600 or AMD Phenom™ X38750 processor or better
Memory: 16 GB free hard drive space / 2GB RAM
Video Card: Shader 3.0 or better 256 MB NVIDIA®GeForce™ 8600GT / ATI® Radeon™ X1950 or better
Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0C or later
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