This gen consoles used as next gen dedicated server

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  1. dragonelite

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    Is it possible for sony and microsoft to release a firmware update so we can use the 360 and ps 3 as dedicated server for next gen consoles?

    Or maybe even start experimenting this microsoft has the cheap arcade model its a way too sell some extra consoles to the hardcore you have to integrate it into live and perhaps make a bandwidth check to see how many slots your connection can support.

    I believe sony already uses ps 3 as their dedicated servers for killzone 2 and warhawk but im not sure if they are user controlled or just from sony.
    Wouldn't mind buying a live server gamertag.

    Sorry for bad English i hope you guys get what im saying.
     
  2. Scott_Arm

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    I'm sure they could do it, but I doubt they would.
     
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    MS already has been slowly not supporting system link--they want everything online through Live. Sony also hasn't been pushing the PS3 ded server angle. While I like the idea (32 player Reach on my 20Mb connection!) I don't think the big companies care.
     
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    Right now, user controlled dedicated servers have about as much future as PC disc sales.
    It's just an added security risk to games with online monetization, and an added support-cost to games without one.
     
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    Section 8 had user controlled dedicated server for 360 only they were on pc and user had to make a silver account. Shame it was the wrong game to do it with.
    They should try to get cod or some other big ip to make it succeed. http://www.joystiq.com/2009/06/05/section-8-brings-user-created-dedicated-servers-to-xbox-360/

    If microsoft was smart just dump that software for 360 but then again if i look at most dedicated game server they have 1~2 gig of ram so not sure how important that is. Because it seems they have no problems running p2p 12 player games with a game in memory.
     
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    It's certainly possible. You can do it now with Warhawk still, not sure about the rest. However I'm going to bet it will be easier to use next-gen consoles for this next-gen, because you can use the same game code and libs, probably requiring less of an investment.
     
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