Still waiting for the PC version of Battlefield 1943? You’re going to be waiting quite a bit longer, I’m afraid—which is to say you’re going to be waiting forever as the game has been cancelled. Dice says it wants to focus on making Battlefield 3, the next game in the popular series, “the best Battlefield ever,” hence the cancellation. No use diverting resources to what amounts to a noisy distraction, right?
In a post on the company’s official blog, Dice General Manager “King” Karl Magnus Troedsson (note: I made up the “King” nickname) said that the decision to cancel Battlefield 1943 and Onslaught, an expansion for Battlefield: Bad Company 2, was a “hard” one, but one taken with the best interests of the Battlefield franchise in mind.
Our goal is crystal clear: we’re going to build the best Battlefield game ever, and we’ll do whatever it takes to make this the biggest launch in DICE’s history…. 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.
Let’s not forget that Dice delivered the generally well-received Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam expansion pack a few months ago.
Battlefield 3 doesn’t have a release date, but I’d be shocked if it’s not released later this year. Along with Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad, it’ll be among the biggest PC releases of the year. Word.