An X Server can handle up to 32 players at once and the software will be distributed free of charge upon Section 8’s launch. Meanwhile, PC gamers can also run dedicated servers for the PC version of the game allowing up to 40 simultaneous players.
This added functionality is by no means necessary to enjoy the game since Section 8 also features a single player campaign and offline ‘instant action’ where artificially intelligent bots take the place of human opponents. To make sure Section 8 enters battle with all guns blazing; SouthPeak Games will host official ranked PC and X servers in locations around the world. When dedicated servers are not used, Section 8 supports up to 32 players on PC and 16 on Xbox 360.
Section 8 is available on PC and Xbox 360 on September 1 in North America and September 4 in Europe.
More information on the availability of the X Server and PC server software will be available at launch on www.joinsection8.com.