Warhawk Server Clusters Look Familiar
The PlayStation Blog has a new post up from Dylan Jobe, new President of Incognito, describing and showing pictures of the server clusters Sony is putting in place for the launch of Warhawk later this month. The racks of machines should look awfully familiar and, frankly, unlike almost anything you normally see rack-mounted. They’re racks of PlayStation 3′s.
Jobe notes the many ways of hosting and playing the game — playing on your local LAN, playing on a server you’re hosting, hosting your own dedicated server, playing on an official or unofficial dedicated server, to offline split-screen entirely — and he divulges that during the beta some players tried to trick others into thinking their own servers were Sony official ranked servers by mimicking their names. In the final game the Sony servers will be highlighted in blue, and there will be many more of them around the world to help ensure more players can get a fast gameplay experience.
Finally he notes that geographically local or regional matchmaking won’t forced on you in Warhawk. You get the whole global server list to filter as you want to find a place to play.