From just briefly reading up, it seems that they will be running this on dedicated server - but what we call a dedicated server and what they call a dedicated server is 2 different things…
I think it’ll be like R6S where we connect to an actual datacenter, rather than P2P (Which is the most bullshit) - However, we know from experience of Siege that without ping control, having fucks play from the otherside of the planet rather than their own DC just creates lag and lowers gameplay.
It seems that there is no intention what-so-ever to make private, rentable (or downloadable) dedicated servers like time gone by.
A more telling sign that this is now “how things are going to be forevermore” is if you look a Multiplay’s website. They are one of the only GSP’s left now (at least in the UK) : https://multiplay.com/game-server-hosting/
There are pushing their product as an enterprise layer directly to the developers - to host entire games. Their old clientbase, people like us, are now relegated to a separate page and overlooked.
Times changes. Not always for the good.