Broadband To Be Hit By Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2?
There is growing concern that the UK’s broadband network may find it difficult to cope with the millions of gamers expected to go online playing the new Call Of Duty – Modern Warfare 2 game that was released last night.
The new version of the game (available for the PC, Xbox360 and the PS3) is set to become one of the biggest selling games of all time, with Play.com reportedly taking 150 pre-orders for the game every minute.
Following the death of Michael Jackson, it became clear that there can be major Internet traffic issues as the world tried to log on and find out as much information as possible about the stars death.
It is now feared that the similar volumes of Internet traffic generated by this online game will affect Internet users and gamers in the same way.
Despite these claims, UK broadband suppliers are keeping cool and claiming that there is nothing to worry about.
Talking to a broadband news site, a Talk Talk (talktalk.co.uk) spokesperson said, “Talk Talk runs the biggest next generation network in the UK and it is optimised to make sure it can cope with high levels of traffic for games such as Call of Duty”.
They continued, “We also offer a turbo boost that allows customers to get the fastest speed their line can handle for just £4 extra per month”.
Whether the UK’s broadband network will cope with the high demand from online gamers is yet to be seen. However, for now gamers are being told to not panic.