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Battlefield 1943 for PC Is No Longer Coming

DICE needs more guys on Battlefield 3.

Here’s a bummer: the long-awaited PC port of Battlefield 1943 has been scrapped. General manager of DICE Magnus Troedsson broke the bad news earlier this morning over on the official BF blog, stating that the decision was a hard one that had to be made in order to pull the studio’s talent over to Battlefield 3.

But, wait, that's not all! Another victim of the studio’s desire to get more dudes on Battlefield 3 is the PC port of Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s “Onslaught” mode DLC. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise despite confirmation of a release in 2010. DICE has always been pretty upfront about how difficult it would be to bring the co-op focused romp over because the PC game's dedicated server setup.  
 

 
== TEASER ==“This is one of those cross roads where I need to make a hard decision,” Troesddon wrote in the post. Later in he added the following:

We know some of you eagerly have been awaiting Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught on PC. I’m sad to say that these two titles are now officially cancelled. Instead, 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.

 
Rumor has it that Battlefield 3 will be debuted quite soon, and Troedsson’s tease at the end of his post suggests as much as well. As for now, though, pretty much all we know about the game is that it's slated for release on the PC, Xbox 360, and the PS3.
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Posted by BradNicholson

Here’s a bummer: the long-awaited PC port of Battlefield 1943 has been scrapped. General manager of DICE Magnus Troedsson broke the bad news earlier this morning over on the official BF blog, stating that the decision was a hard one that had to be made in order to pull the studio’s talent over to Battlefield 3.

But, wait, that's not all! Another victim of the studio’s desire to get more dudes on Battlefield 3 is the PC port of Battlefield: Bad Company 2’s “Onslaught” mode DLC. This shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise despite confirmation of a release in 2010. DICE has always been pretty upfront about how difficult it would be to bring the co-op focused romp over because the PC game's dedicated server setup.  
 

 
== TEASER ==“This is one of those cross roads where I need to make a hard decision,” Troesddon wrote in the post. Later in he added the following:

We know some of you eagerly have been awaiting Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught on PC. I’m sad to say that these two titles are now officially cancelled. Instead, 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.

 
Rumor has it that Battlefield 3 will be debuted quite soon, and Troedsson’s tease at the end of his post suggests as much as well. As for now, though, pretty much all we know about the game is that it's slated for release on the PC, Xbox 360, and the PS3.
Posted by Taklulas

fail -_-

Posted by EndlessObsidian

I thought BF 1943 was on PC. What do I know?

Posted by EmuLeader

looking forward to seeing what they do with the next battlefield 

Posted by nERVEcenter

I prefer a more polished and sooner released Battlefield 3.
 
THANK YOU DICE, I LOVE YOU FOREVER

Posted by Th3_James

BF3 should be PC only..... We need another BF game that is the same quality as BF2

Posted by TomA

Ya this is actually good news.

Posted by Milkman

Was anyone out there still actually looking forward to a PC port of 1943? I feel like everyone who wants to play that game has already played it.

Posted by voltan
@Th3_James said:
" BF3 should be PC only..... We need another BF game that is the same quality as BF2 "
Agreed.
Posted by Jayross

They should have announced that a year ago, those assholes.

Also, something Battlefield 3 related is happening tomorrow!!!!

Posted by SammydesinasNL

So I'm guessing it's safe to say that neither 1943 on BC2 onslaught were ever in production on pc. They probably just announced them to keep pc players happy.
Posted by DonPixel

I also think this is good news.. they could have go the activision way and release an unpolish P.O.S like Black ops in the PC/PS3

Posted by illmatic19

So in the future when EA and Microsoft shut down servers, I'll never be able to play it. :(

Posted by MrGetBonus

Ooooh nooooooooo! And so many people were looking forward to it too...

Edited by Devildoll

i think the end part is a kinda strange thing to say . its like saying , we canceled two pc titles , and instead we let them work on stuff that isnt pc only! thats great!
 
 
but im all for a better BF3 , i just think pc needs to get something extra in return for this treatment.

Posted by Nomin

PC folks are very much used to all these perceived slights made to their sense of worth in gaming industry, if there ever was one, and taking it too seriously didn't serve them well at all as a result so this wouldn't really jilt them at all...If BF3 would be a good game, why not release it on other platforms even on staggered release so more people can enjoy them; besides the developer's got a lot of mouths to feed. 

Posted by yinstarrunner
Good thing I never cared about either of those products.  PUT THEM ALL ON BF3!
 
Except for the ones working on Mirror's Edge 2.... that's coming, right guys?
 
Right?! ;_;
Posted by Sin4profit

if it gets Battlefield 3 released as soon as possible, it's great news as far as i see it.

Edited by MrKlorox

Well duh. In other news TES5 Skyrim will have mod support.
 
edit: PC guys, you're totally not missing out. 1943 was just an appetizer for BFBC2. Besides ya'll have access to real BF games like 1942 and 2142. Why waste time and money on 1943?

Posted by MustacheRides420
@Nomin:  I think the PC audience isn't really "against" it going to consoles as well, the issue we take is more that battlefield had a very specific feel, wide open and very mobile, that was lost in the bad company series because of how narrow the choke points were.  Some maps released later on felt like the battlefield of yore, like Harvest and Heavy Metal, so it it goes more in that direction, there may be hope yet.
Posted by raiz265

Given up on it anyway..

Posted by Eribuster

I never cared much for 1943 since BC2 filled my shooting wants at the time. I'm a little bummed that the Onslaught co-op for the PC is canned, but I guess that's to be expected since there's no listen server matchmaking for DICE to turn to. Also, that would be a lot of work for a small mode. A shame since I would've liked to have a way to practice helicopter flying without hunting an empty server.

Posted by IEK

No kidding...
It's pretty clear what their attitude towards the pc platform is, hiding it with 'oh we were going to but we changed our minds' doesnt make a shit of a difference.
If this is how they are treating us now i don't expect things to suddenly change with bf3 so fuck them, i think i'll invest that $xx in something less wasteful, like 1/40th of a dairy cow.

Posted by No0b0rAmA
@Nomin said:
" PC folks are very much used to all these perceived slights made to their sense of worth in gaming industry, if there ever was one, and taking it too seriously didn't serve them well at all as a result so this wouldn't really jilt them at all...If BF3 would be a good game, why not release it on other platforms even on staggered release so more people can enjoy them; besides the developer's got a lot of mouths to feed.  "
Except since they are releasing it on the consoles as well, you'd be shitting up the PC version.
Posted by MacGeorge

Who was actually still waiting for this?

Posted by 1nfinitum

I don't mind, 1943 was only a mediocre title and served it's purpose well enough on consoles.  I could live without seeing it on the PC, and I would prefer to see BF3 in a more timely manner regardless of whether it means the end of 1943 for PC.

Posted by 1nfinitum

 I don't mind, 1943 was only a mediocre title and served it's purpose well enough on consoles.  I could live without seeing it on the PC, and I would prefer to see BF3 in a more timely manner regardless of whether it means the end of 1943 for PC.

Posted by genpatton7

Was this announcement really necessary? I lost hope in a 1943 release for PC back when they missed their December 2009 launch date.

Posted by SomeJerk

These are good news. 1943's fun even with a joypad, but this means a better PC BF3.
 
And besides, they're Swedes.

Posted by AuthenticM

Wow, why do some people care anyway? This game came out like 2 years ago on consoles. Were there really some people still waiting? Just go play Bad Company 2. It's a better game anyways.

Posted by ZerbSama
@yinstarrunner: wasn't there a news like "EA don't want to publish any Single Player games. Reason: the Sales-fail of Mirrors Edge 1 and other Single Player games lately" ? Therefore I don't belive in  a Mirrors Edge 2... 
  
BF3 PC only? EA ?? They'll sell it on every platform they can achieve - except linux... 
Posted by Krakn3Dfx

More disappointed about the Onslaught cancellation news than 1943, which is to say I wrote off a PC version of 1943 about 2 months after the 360/PS3 versions came out.
 
All things being equal tho, I was pretty lukewarm on both anyway.

Posted by AhmadMetallic

THIS IS GOOD NEWS 
 
DITCH 1943 
 
DONT DEVELOP BC3 ON PC 
 
DONT EVEN DEVELOP MIRROR'S EDGE 2 ON PC 
 
JUST GIVE US A GOOD BATTLEFIELD 3 
 
THANK YAW !

Posted by Agent47

This is great news.More concentration on BF3 is what we need.Besides if PC gamers wanted to play BF1943 that bad they would of played it on console over their friend's house or something.

Posted by XenoZak
@Nomin: They announce the cancellation of two pc products and put the teams on a multiplat product. We care because Multi platform games are always skewed towards consoles in terms of quality. I have the same sense of worth as a console gamer, I'm just used to getting the leftovers when it comes to PC Ports and thats why I'd complain. It's not because pc gamers are superior its because we're treated as inferior (and I suppose as a market we ARE inferior; thats what the industry is about these days... money :( ...)
Posted by gbrading

Doesn't surprise me. Afterall, there's always Battlefield 1942... It's still around. Any they should be focusing on Battlefield 3.
Posted by Azteck
@Th3_James said:
" BF3 should be PC only..... We need another BF game that is the same quality as BF2 "
I'm not really a PC gamer, but I agree with you. Battlefield has always felt like a PC game to me, and I couldn't see myself playing it on console. Aiming purely for PC would only help the game reinvent what Battlefield 2 was back in the day.
Posted by Aetheldod
@yinstarrunner said:
" Except for the ones working on Mirror's Edge 2.... that's coming, right guys?  Right?! ;_; "
Please dude lets not go there T_T .... Fate were are thee???
Posted by Silock
That is really gay, I suppose if we wanna play some world war 2 we are gonna have to stick on BF1942. I'm sure BF3 will be sweet though, its for the best : ) 
Posted by Statutory_Grape

This game should be consol only.  That way DICE can stop wasting useful talent trying to keep an archaic gaming system alive.   Seriously..PC gamers, join us in the 21st century and get off your fucking pedestals.

Posted by Korwin
@Statutory_Grape:  ....what?
Posted by Khann
@Statutory_Grape said:
" This game should be consol only.  That way DICE can stop wasting useful talent trying to keep an archaic gaming system alive.   Seriously..PC gamers, join us in the 21st century and get off your fucking pedestals. "
Have fun with your archaic graphics, imprecise controls and matchmaking. 
 
 
See, I can be elitist too.
Posted by rface

I can deal with the 1943 port being cancelled, but cancelling the BC2 DLC is a stupid, stupid idea that they should really reconsider.

Posted by ZeroCast
@Th3_James said:

" BF3 should be PC only..... We need another BF game that is the same quality as BF2 "

I am certainly not against what you said but you can't expect the developers to stay on one platform as they have to expand and reach to a broader base of players as we have seen in the direction of Bad Company 1. It's a win-win situation really.

Of course this is not to say that they should undermine or neglect their PC fanbase as they do form quite a few, I just think that they should think creatively and make good use of PC features when it comes to the Battlefield series as we have seen in BC2 PC and as we will see in Battlefield 3. 
Posted by amir90

Not a big loss

Posted by lacke

I don't get why so many BF vets are hating BC2. It's is clearly an offshot and is branded as such. Maybe I have too much faith in DICE but if DICE wanted to make BC3 I think they would have named it BC3. 
 
Honestly, I don't mind if they add life-regen in BF3 and unlimited sprint as long as they use BF2 as template to build on.

Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

"We’re confident this will lead to an even better experience in Battlefield 3, not only on PC, but on all platforms."
 
I'm not confident. Having played the clone of BF:BC2 that is MoH's multiplayer I'm even less confident in DICE's integrity. Console is lead platform. I can't even see that being debateable anymore. And as such the PC version will suffer. It's pretty laughable when a +5 year old PC game is still a superior Battlefield game than anything they've churned out recently.
 

Posted by GozerTC

All I have to say is Battlefield 3 better be an awesome game.  Or I'm done with DICE.  

Posted by Karn
Posted by ch13696

Of course. This is what happens when you keep pulling DICE to do other people's games. However, if this means so they can put all their efforts into making Battlefield 3 perfect on the PC, then I'm all for it.

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