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Section 8 on Sept 1; PC & 360 Server Plans

Section 8 Reveals New X Server for the Xbox 360 announces plans for two Windows dedicated servers for Section 8, one for PC gamers, and in an unusual twist, the other Windows server will support Xbox 360 games. According to SouthPeak Games, both dedicated server programs will be available for the launch of TimeGate's first-person shooter on September 1. Word is:

Midlothian, VA - August 12, 2009 – Section 8™ publisher SouthPeak Games, along with developer TimeGate Studios, is set to break new ground on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment platform from Microsoft by supporting X Server functionality, an option where players can run their own dedicated servers using a Windows®-based PC. An X Server can handle up to 32 players at once, resulting in one of the largest multiplayer games currently available on the Xbox 360. The X server software will be distributed free of charge* upon Section 8’s launch. Meanwhile, PC gamers can also run dedicated servers for the PC version of the game allowing up to 40 simultaneous players. More information and availability of the X Server and PC Server software will be available at launch on www.joinsection8.com.

This added functionality is by no means necessary to enjoy the game since Section 8 also features a single player campaign mode and offline ‘instant action’ where artificially intelligent ‘bots’ take the place of human opponents. To make sure Section 8 enters battle with all guns blazing; SouthPeak Games will host official ranked PC and X servers in locations around the world. When dedicated servers are not used, Section 8 supports up to 32 players on PC and 16 on Xbox 360.

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8. Re: Section 8 PC & 360 Server Plans Aug 12, 2009, 23:51 Beaner
 
I must say this is pretty cool. If they keep this type of thing up I may have to buy this game. PC mods on it might get interesting as well.

Generous of them to allow xbox game servers but it could also lead to abuse by hackers, if people could figure out a way to connect to the X Server using a PC game client - watch out.

Oooh but how devilishly fun that would be. joysticks versus keyboard and mouse heh.

This comment was edited on Aug 12, 2009, 23:53.
 
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