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.
Update: EA has not released Battlefield 1943 on PC. The EA Store listing was an "error".
An Ultimate Edition of shooter Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will be released in the UK on 3rd September, according to online retailers.
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."
Eat, Sleep, Play boss and God of War veteran David Jaffe has implored publishers to start putting proper games on digital download services.
DICE has pushed the PC release of Battlefield 1943 to early next year, after previously promising a September launch.
DICE has promised that a handful of Battlefield 1943 weapons will return in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 early next year.
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.
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 has announced a price for forthcoming arcade title Battlefield 1943.
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".
EA has officially unveiled Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Battlefield 1943 for PC, Xbox 360 and PS3.