Uncharted 4 Multiplayer Relies on Peer-to-Peer, No Dedicated Servers

Sorry, multiplayer fans.

Posted By | On 28th, Oct. 2015 Under News

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Impressed by the multiplayer in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End? You’ll need to deal with the fact that it doesn’t have dedicated servers. This was confirmed by lead multiplayer designer Robert Cogburn after the reveal at Sony’s Paris Games Week show.

“We’ll still have a host, it’s still peer-to-peer.”

Matches will allow for a maximum of ten players, five on each side, but details on host switching when players drop out or issues that arise because of connectivity haven’t been detailed. For that matter, there are a bunch of other issues that can occur with peer-to-peer networking when it comes to matching people together (just look at Bungie’s Destiny, for example, and lag has adversely affected PvP for more than a year).

The multiplayer beta for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will begin on December 4th and will only have Team Deathmatch available. Meanwhile, the full game will be out in March 2016 for PS4 so stay tuned for more information.


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  • XbotMK1

    You don’t understand what dedicated servers are and what the differences are between peer to peer and dedicated.

    Using dedicated servers in multiplayer is called “dedicated hosting”. Dedicated hosting does NOT mean you will have less lag over peer to peer. Dedicated hosting simply prevents another player with a bad connection from being the host which cause people to disconnect.

    In some instances dedicated hosting can cause more lag than using a peer to peer connection between players who have good connections by using a hybrid system. Hybrid means that dedicated servers will handle the match making and create a peer to peer network by pairing you with other people who have a good connection with your location. Hybrid and peer to peer is more efficient for lower player count matches. That is why games like Killzone, Uncharted, Halo 3 and 4, and Call of Duty use hybrid servers. But it’s funny how I’ve never seen Gamingbolt complain about how Call of Duty has always used peer to peer.

    The benefits of dedicated hosting are that you can use cloud compute to handle large maps and large player counts. That is why Battlefield and MMOs use dedicated servers. Driveclub uses dedicated hosting for server site computations as well.

    Even when using dedicated hosting you will still come accross delay and lag advantages depending on the server location, your connection, and how bad the connection is that other people have to the server.

    There is nothing wrong with Uncharted 4 using hybrid peer to peer because there isn’t a need for dedicated hosting. It’s a proven method that works and has stood the test of time.

    • Gamez Rule

      Don’t think GB has heard of hybrid servers let alone how they function for gaming needs, they just see peer-to-peer and think it’s crap lol

    • Rodney Patrick

      Stfu you have no idea what you’re talking about,what dedicated servers???? there’s. No dedicated servers it’s pear to pear idiot, here you come doing damage control,Sony must pay you Sony drone alot

    • Starman

      stfu … we all know what the difference is … bottom line … sony can’t do dedicated servers … because the garbage network won’t allow for dynamic servers … your bonus check must look good on christmas… you are the stupidest, most loyal @$$-wipe for sony ….

      damage control at it’s worst !!!!! lmfao !

      p2p is nothing but dedicated hosting … but we’re talking dedicated servers … fyi .. not just kids read these articles buster , you can’t fool adults and real gamer’s with your ‘childish antics”

    • XbotMK1

      Calm down Microsoft fanboy. You obviously don’t know what the difference is.

      “p2p is nothing but dedicated hosting”


      Uncharted 4 doesn’t need dedicated hosting and dedicated hosting doesn’t make your experience better. Come back when you actually know something and have calmed down.

    • red2k

      Peer to peer plus 900p! Wow

    • Mark

      Lol. He isn’t taking this good..

    • XbotMK1

      Please explain.

    • XbotMK1

      And your point?

    • red2k

      Now 900p Is good for you??

    • XbotMK1

      I would prefer 1080p but 900p is ok, especially since it boosts the framerate.


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