Earlier rumours had led us to believe that Infinity Ward would, once again, not be providing dedicated servers for Modern Warfare 3 on PC. But now, in an interview with Gamefront, Infinity Ward's Robert Bowling has confirmed that the team are "having conversations" about dedicated servers, in addition to other features designed for PC gamers.
"In Modern Warfare 3, I’ve been trying to reach out ot our PC guys," claimed Bowling. "We had some of the guys come out to the studio a few weeks ago. We have them here. We brought them here so they can see the stuff we’re showing off. We’re putting a lot of focus there, to make sure that our PC community has all the bells and whistles. So, the guys that have the powerhouse machines, that they can crank it up and enjoy the game."
He then made reference to dedicated servers specifically.
I can’t confirm anything yet, but right now we’re having conversations about dedicated servers, mod tools and post launch support.
And later in the interview...
But let’s not lose that dedicated core audience that wants the dedicated server experience. We’re looking at ways to incorporate that into Modern Warfare 3. We’ve been listening a lot to our PC guys who have been very vocal since Modern Warfare 2 about what they want to see come back to our versions of the franchise.
It sounds like Infinity Ward is, at the very least, providing lip service to the solid Call of Duty PC community. Hopefully they'll follow up on these issues and provide the tailored experience PC gamers desire.