Battlefield 1943 (cancelled) News

PC Battlefield Onslaught, 1943 cancelled

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.

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No release date for BF 1943 on PC

No release date for BF 1943 on PC

EA issuing refunds for pre-orders.

EA has admitted that there's still no sign of a release date for the PC version of DICE's hit downloadable shooter Battlefield 1943 and is issuing refunds to anyone who cancels a pre-order for the game.

Examiner reports that a reader, contacting EA's customer service about the game, was told that there was no information on its eventual release and it would be easier to offer a refund.

EA subsequently told VG247: "All pre-orders can be canceled with refund at anytime and we do not have any further information at this time about a release date for the PC version of Battlefield 1943."

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No public beta for Battlefield 1943

No public beta for Battlefield 1943

Only a trial. PC version in September.

EA DICE producer Gordon Van Dyke has said a trial version of Battlefield 1943 will be offered to compensate for the lack of a public beta - an inevitability on Xbox Live Arcade, but not always so on PlayStation Network. So that's good news.

"No beta, but we have a trial version that lets you confirm what you already thought - that this game is the best USD 15 I will ever spend!" Van Dyke told Eurogamer readers during a Live Text Q&A.

He wouldn't budge on the "summer" date for Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network versions of Battlefield 1943, but the overseeing PR announced that the PC version will arrive later, in September.

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BF1943 gets fourth unlockable map

Accessed by 43 million kills.

EA has announced that Battlefield 1943 comes with four maps, not three, but players will have to register 43 million kills to unlock the fourth.

DICE "feels good" under Riccitiello's EA

"It's definitely the right direction."

Working for Electronic Arts since John Riccitiello returned "feels good", according to DICE creative director Lars Gustavsson, and the chief executive's focus on quality over quantity is "definitely the right direction".