I don't really understand this. IW has a PC gaming history. They know how important dedicated servers are to PC games. Why would they make such a stupid decision?
I'm sure from their perspective, it doesn't appear to have as many downsides. They probably see it as a deterrence to piracy. They probably also want, if you'll excuse the expression, to dumb down the experience to make it more appealing to "mainstream" gamers. They are also aware that many, many more people threaten to cancel pre-orders than actually do so. Sigs are currently at 34k on the petition site. That's a mere drop in the bucket compared to overall sales. Plus, as others have noted, PC players for many devs are second class citizens. The real money is in the consoles, not in the PC arena, no matter how rabid, dedicated, and industrious the PC community might happen to be.This comment was edited on Oct 18, 2009, 18:52.