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Battlefield 1943 PC officially canceled
Posted: 03.02.2011 16:25 by Comments: 10
The PC version of Battlefield 1943 has been officially canceled, after months of delay.

According to Digital Illusions CE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson in his blog, "I often need to make hard calls regarding where we put the studio's focus. Part of the challenge is to balance work on the new against the already shipped, prioritizing the amount of energy spent on the known franchises and the time spent on developing something entirely new."

DICE will be focusing instead on supporting the already released Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and developing the long-awaited Battlefield 3. Regarding the latter, Troedsson promised, "Our goal is crystal clear: we're going to build the best Battlefield game ever, and we'll do whatever it takes to make this the biggest launch in DICE's history."

Also biting the dust was the promised Onslaught mode for Bad Company 2, but Troedsson stated, "...our talented teams will focus on delivering the greatest possible gaming experience in our next behemoth release. We're confident this will lead to an even better experience in Battlefield 3, not only on PC, but on all platforms."

Let us know if you were interested in the budget digital download Battlefield 1943, which was a smash hit in 2009 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.
Source: Big Download
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Comments

By djole381 (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2011
djole381
No surprise here.
By neilmike (SI Core) on Feb 03, 2011
neilmike
hmmm, couldn't careless anyway 'cos i'm not a big fan of MP only game...so i'll be looking forward for battlefield 3 instead...
By devel (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2011
devel
I blame Piracy.
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2011
djole381
@devel
Why blame piracy when you can't play pirated games in multiplayer?
By devel (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2011
devel
Yes you can :P
And piracy because this game was a smash hit, it was really because of the budget they had to make it, and the profit they deranged from it. And on the ps3.. it didn't sell has much since it was from Ps3.
Now imagine if it came for PC. Sure, lots of people would buy it.. But come on, BF3 is coming out, do you really think people would buy this one instead?
By djole381 (SI Elite) on Feb 03, 2011
djole381
Now we'll never know for sure if they would.
By Jake_SI (SI Elite) on Feb 04, 2011
Jake_SI
Little bit dissappointed, as I was looking forward to 1943, however I'll get over it next month when juicy information starts coming out about Battlefield 3.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Feb 04, 2011
herodotus
I hope "BF 3" is released in a better state than "BF 2" - boy was that a nightmare. "BF:BC 2" wasn't a very smooth launch either, so I do hope by cancelling these promising (and promised) projects it means the quality of "BF 3" will be assured on release. Still, a very big disappointment to see "Onlsaught" cancelled.
By Eversor (SI Elite) on Feb 06, 2011
Eversor
I think it's just a good decision. I wouldn't buy a game like this. Probably wont buy BF:3 anyway as I don't really like the SP aspect of the series because there isn't one.
By K3Spice (SI Core) on Feb 07, 2011
K3Spice
They better improve the multiplayer servers. I lag on just about every server for BFBC2 on the PC. Will on BF2 I get around 55ms lag.