PC Battlefield Onslaught, 1943 cancelled

DICE doing "whatever it takes" for BF3.

The long-awaited PC versions of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 - Onslaught and Battlefield 1943 have been cancelled, developer DICE has announced.

Simply, they took too many resources away from the golden egg: Battlefield 3.

"There comes a time when we as a studio have to choose where to best put our efforts," wrote DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson.

"In my day to day work, I look at our release schedule and the studio's capacity, weighing them against our wild ambitions to create awesomeness. This is one of those crossroads where I need to make a hard decision.

"It's time to look ahead to the next giant leap for DICE – the release of Battlefield 3.

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

Troedsson said that with Battlefield 3, the goal is "crystal clear": "build the best Battlefield game ever" and "do whatever it takes to make this the biggest launch in DICE's history".

Battlefield 3 will be built on what Troedsson described as "the mighty Frosbite 2 engine". And that's about all we know. We haven't seen Battlefield 3 and we don't know when it will be released.

Battlefield 1943 was released summer, 2009 on PS3 and Xbox 360. PC owners had to twiddle their thumbs. An error on the EA Store made it look like the game had finally been released in September. But, excruciatingly, it wasn't so.

Onslaught, a fantastic addition to Battlefield: Bad Company 2, came out last summer. Eurogamer gave it a gigantic 9/10.

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