Xbox One will have dedicated servers available for multiplayer games

Microsoft's next-gen console, Xbox One, will have dedicated servers available for all multiplayer titles, a Microsoft representative confirmed to Polygon today.

According to the representative, the servers are part of Xbox Live Compute — the console's cloud. Yesterday on NeoGAF, Microsoft director of marketing Albert Penello confirmed to forum users that all developers will have dedicated servers, cloud processing and storage for saves.

"If you want to do dedicated servers on other platforms, you have to prop them yourself," Penello wrote. "But on Xbox One, while developers can choose to use their own methods, we make it available to everyone."

"We offer Xbox Live Compute to all Xbox One developers for free," an Xbox rep later confirmed to Polygon.

Dedicated servers for all multiplayer games, however, isn't guaranteed, as individual developers have control over how they use Xbox Live Compute.

Xbox One launches Nov. 22. During the console's unveiling, Marc Whitten announced that it would feature more than 300,000 servers powered by cloud technology.

More from Polygon

Enemy Starfighter: Homeworld from inside a fighter

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare gameplay trailer

  • Diablo 3 - Xbox One vs. PC comparison

  • Hearthstone - Military Quarter gameplay video

  • Elite: Dangerous Overview video

Latest Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new Polygon username and password

As part of the new Polygon launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to Polygon going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.
Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5353_tracker