Activision will be offering dedicated servers for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops. However, this option for PC gamers will be limited to one, sponsored choice.
“We are extremely excited about this unprecedented relationship with Activision to offer dedicated servers exclusively for Black Ops”, said GameServers CEO David Aninowsky. “We are placing a great amount of pressure on ourselves to ensure that we exceed any and all expectations.”
“If players want to run a dedicated Ranked or Unranked server on the PC, they will have to rent one through GameServers,” noted Josh Olin, Community Manager for Treyarch. “Treyarch will be providing a fleet of ‘Day-1 Servers’ (through GameServers) which will be up and operational on November 9.”
“Nobody will have to rent a dedicated server through GameServers in order to play the game,” added Olin. “But for anybody who wants to run their own server, it will be run from GameServers.com. If you rent a server, you will still have the ability to Kick, Ban, and Configure it the way you see fit. Of course Ranked servers will have some set configurations that can’t be messed with; but you will still have the power to administrate your servers as a customer of GameServers.”
Ranked servers will cost $14.95 for up to 18 players, while unranked servers will run players only $.99 a month for up to 24 players. Discounts apply if multiple months are purchased and Teamspeak, Ventrilo, and Mumble support has an additional cost depending on the number of slots needed