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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.  

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== 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.