I just found this on the official forum for Battlefield 3:
The post by the community manager was:
Apparently he also said on his twitter:
The devs are not going to post here and answer questions until we are ready to answer questions. Battlefield 3 is still a game under development and as an unfinished game, we are not ready to talk about it out in public yet.
We will talk about the game further down the road.
Why the 24 player limitation on consoles?
- Because consoles are five year old machines that don't match the strenght of a good pc 2011.
Why no commander?
I didn't see Patrick confirming anything in that article
Looking for a link to that now.
These suggestions for commander mode are great, keep them coming