Activision has released details for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s PC-specific features, highlighting different aspects such as system requirements, dedicated servers, anti-cheat systems and mod support.
The first thing most PC gamers would be eager to know is whether their rig meets with the demands of the game.
Here’s what Activision thinks are the minimum system specs required for running Modern Warfare 3:
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
Additionally, Activision also mentioned that Modern Warfare 3 will have the following multiplayer features: dedicated servers, lobby system, matchmaking with a party, matchmaking for public games, Steam integration, anti-cheat support.
The game will also support PC-specific features like RCON, Custom Game Saving, NoGFX / Audio Card Requirement on DS.exe, Voice Chat, and SSAO. Additionally, the maximum number of players in a game will be capped to 18, which makes sense, since the conventional map size of Call of Duty games is not large enough to support massive amounts of players.
Modern Warfare 3 will also have LAN support and unique graphic options for the PC version. Sadly, there is still no leaning option, so all those leaning addicts from Call of Duty 4 (including myself) can sit in disappointment.
Another interesting aspect revealed is the mod-support for the game. According to the FAQ:
Mod Tools will not be shipped at launch. As always we are continually evaluating features to support post launch and this is one requiring further discussion.
Which may suggest a possibility of modding in the future.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 comes out on November 8 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox360.