MIA Battlefield PC games officially canceled

DICE confirms Battlefield 1943, Bad Company 2 Onslaught co-op mode scrapped as studio focus shifts to upcoming Battlefield 3.

The Battlefield franchise racked up two more confirmed kills today, as DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson acknowledged something many gamers had long assumed. In a post on the official Battlefield blog, Troedsson confirmed that PC versions of 2009's Battlefield 1943 and last year's Onslaught add-on for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 had been canceled.

The PC Battlefield 1943 made the ultimate sacrifice for Battlefield 3.

"While we'll continue supporting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and previous games, it's time to look ahead to the next giant leap for DICE: the release of Battlefield 3, powered by the mighty Frostbite 2 engine," Troedsson wrote.

Battlefield 1943 launched on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in July of 2009. At the time, EA had expected to roll out the downloadable multiplayer shooter on PCs in September of that year.

The wait for Onslaught mode in the PC edition of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 hasn't been quite as long, with the add-on launching for consoles last June. The downloadable add-on lets up to four players engage in a variety of objective-based missions for the first-person shooter, with squad performance timed and tracked via co-op leaderboards.

For more on Battlefield 1943, check out GameSpot's review.

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86 comments
ARD3NT_GAMER
ARD3NT_GAMER

by looking at the comments i see many COD fans are here! i think both are going to be awesome!

Mengsk
Mengsk

Battlefield 3 had better be the game of the century to make up for this one. First they release Bad Company on consoles only, now they cancel games and expansions that many of their fans of the BF series have been waiting for. Typical move by EA to promise something to their fans then pull the rug right out from under them.

cobo_losey
cobo_losey

I pre-ordered bf1943 for pc... wha the hell am I going to do now?? I paid for it and I'm sure they havent given me my money back

TryDaBeardON
TryDaBeardON

@ sabas10 BFBC2 didn't have BF music. I live with it because it's damn good, and the sound effects are rock solid otherwise, but I was still disappointed. I don't want to be disappointed again, but BF3 teaser didn't quite da-dan-dan-da-dan-da, if you know what I mean.

sabas10
sabas10

This actually is, GOOD news. BF1943 sucked (I have it for PS3, it isnt worth it), and Onslaught mode is fun but not needed. Hell yeah to BF3. @TryDaBeardON if BF3 hasnt BF music, it isnt a BF game ;-)

Ladiesman17
Ladiesman17

1943 is a cheap made with lesser graphic. I've said trash should stay on lesser system(s).. PC still have tons of Great FPS Games. why cared about this news!! :roll:

TryDaBeardON
TryDaBeardON

If BF3 doesn't have the BF music theme I'm not buying it :O. And it blows 1943 PC version is canceled. What they should have done is cancel both console versions, keeping the PC one.

Assassin300
Assassin300

If you guys haven't heard from [Gamerspawn] the PC version and console versions uses different engines to maximize performance. Even though it's not PC exclusive, DICE has done some major tweaks and UI changes for the PC version. I also heard its going to be the Most Epic Dice launch in its history FALL 2011 (Hope So...). I hope DICE would comeback with 1943 and onslaught after Battlefield 3 :\. Check the Video "Battlefield 3 - What we know so far" video on youtube, its like a documentary on Battlefield 3

jonaadams
jonaadams

You it nice if they follow through on what they say they going to do. They look like Willy Nilly's with the way they change there mind on stuff. Ok fine, If BF3 has the prone position than I'm holding them to it. Bring it on EA!

seekerofkiwi
seekerofkiwi

@vote-quimby The truth is it is easier to design a game for consoles than for a computer. Additionally its hard pirating on the consoles isnt as rampant.

Henoch
Henoch

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PdPstyle
PdPstyle

As disappointing as that may be, BF3 is much more desirable to me.

siiixon
siiixon

i how ever call bad company 2 strait out BAD, i got bored of it faster then any other this type of game, character building capability maxes out very fast , after witch is nothing to do, what a waste of $25, im looking forward to bf3 with skepticism, after all EA/dice hasn't come up with anything decent since dice got buyed (aka MURDERED) by EA), 1943 had been just a quick money grab anyhow, surprised they scraped it as it would had been just a 1943 mod for bf3 = easy money

ersten
ersten

Looks like EA could not find a supplier who would do the cheap maintenance of their pathetic servers lol.

wip-speed
wip-speed

Hmm well I did kinda expect it to happen since I been waiting for bf1943 to come out for the PC since 2009. I know bf1943 is awesome I got it for both my Console platforms. If bf1943 Had released for the PC it would have been the ultimate PC arcade game. _ RIP Battlefield 1943 PC Version

ejstrup
ejstrup

@spOOoOOn: You do realize the game isn't devloped by EA, right? :p

collingtonuk
collingtonuk

Not too bothered about 1943, its BF3 that I want sorted. Lets hope we don't have the shocking bug-ridden mess that BF2 was on release. It ended up a great game but it took many patches to get it sorted, with the general feeling that EA forced its release before it was finished.

spOOoOOn
spOOoOOn

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vote-quimby
vote-quimby

@Henoch - It's a business. These companies don't care about respect. They only care about the all mighty dollar and their shareholders. When something comes out better than consoles, they'll happily neglect all the console gamers out there if it means more money in their pockets.

ehuman
ehuman

A proper sequel to battlefield 2? WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG. I wonder if they'll feature future weapons like those stuff they showed in Discovery Channel.

namdar
namdar

@Pete5506 Ya 1943 was crazy fun, I was totally looking forward to that game for pc, I still have bc2+vietnam so that will keep me busy until bf3 comes out, which is what end of this year? Not long in my books! Cheers!

namdar
namdar

@Pete5506 Ya 1943 was crazy fun, I was totally looking forward to that game for pc, I still have bc2+vietnam so that will keep me busy until bf3 comes out, which is what end of this year? Not long in my books! Cheers!

Pete5506
Pete5506

1943 was a ton of fun of the 360, but glad that they have moved to focus on BF3.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

@inaka_rob I wasn't calling Bad Company 2 bad, it's just not Battlefield. PC gamers want something like BF1942/2/2142.

Henoch
Henoch

@vote-quimby it's not that we don't realize it. It's that companies like Dice or Rockstar got big and popular thanks to us: pc gamers and we expect a little bit of respect and gratefulness.

vote-quimby
vote-quimby

PC Gamers need to realise that they are no longer priority one for these publishing companies. The simple reason being is that there is much more money in the console world now. And they tend to follow the money (see Kotick, B). You don't have to like it, but it's the unfortunate truth for the PC gamers out there.

herodotus2006
herodotus2006

I hope "BF3" is released in a better state than "BF2" - boy was that a nightmare. "BF:BC 2" wasn't a very smooth launch either, so I do hope by cancelling these promising (and promised) projects it means the quality of "BF 3" will be assured on release.

inaka_rob
inaka_rob

@madmanspike what ever dude. tell that to all the people playing MAG on the ps3. I guess when i play with 255 other people most of them are bots. @AuronAXE i get what you are saying but many hardcore console fps gamers like myself consider Bad compnay 2 the best FPS on the consoles. we dont see BC 2 as "#$"#$ing over pc gamers. When we have trash like black ops. Bad Company 2 is a breath of fresh air.

AuronAXE
AuronAXE

If the PC version of Battlefield 3 ends up a console port or a Bad Company like-title, Dice will regret this decision. I'm saying it now so everyone can read it, if Dice actually screws over the PC fans with a game series this legendary, they can kiss my a$$.

Brewer74
Brewer74

It is a pity that a game that was designed originally for PC has not come back to its roots. 1942 was a great game and to play it again in proper resolution and with an active player base would have been nice. I want to play this game the way it was intended, on PC, not on console. Come on EA!

blakeney
blakeney

@madmanspike Thats not true for ps3....look at Mag, i think its 128 a side.....

blakeney
blakeney

@WolfWatch I have full faith in Dice and Battlefield3 will be ported TO console! If it is'nt, then i whole heartedly agree that Dice shafted/is shafting PC BIGTIME! Imho Battlefield 3 should skip consoles alltogether! I game on my ps3 mostley nowerdays, but still atleast once a week play BF2. Consoles just cant cope with all that Battlefield 3 COULD be!

Liliroots
Liliroots

Dammit, i was waiting for pc version of 1943!

WolfWatch
WolfWatch

I wasn't looking forward to either of these, personally. But the message is all the same. PC games, bend over for Dice while they work it for the consoles. Is it just me or, even if Dice said they were making the PC version specifically for the PC, would you not be inclined to believe that the PC version of Battlefield 3 will just be another console port? Console gamers, please don't take offence. PC gamers just want their games formatted for their systems too.

helldew
helldew

1943 was decent but i dont see it being the type of game that would have lasted with PC fans.Its over simplistic and honestly not the best "redoing of 1942". While i did like 1943 enough to buy it on both consoles I dont see it working as well on PC BFBC2 onslaught is terrible anyways and is one of those DLC that i wouldn't recommend paying for.

brok
brok

This would have been crushing news if I hadn't already made up my mind that BF1943 wasn't coming. It's just the DICE way- They have NEVER, not ONCE finished a Battlefield game before releasing the next. It's just what they do.

73X
73X

Annoying but whatever. Battlefield 3 better be damn good.

madmanspike
madmanspike

@inaka_rob i'm IT Network Administator and consoles network drive will not allow it to push no more then 24 players per game per server but a pc network drive can push 700 but thats only if the games backend servers can hold it only one game has pushed that boundary warcraft did on sep 16 2009 when more then 8 million people were on at the same time and in hours pushed the servers to crash and made blizzard limit to 200 players per server to keep the headroom on the networks bandwith thats why pc will always dominate the games per person then any other console to date.

Jaybro7
Jaybro7

@Postal-1 - Dude, the problem is on your end - BC2 doesn't need a fix on 360. It's been lag free for millions since day one...

guitarist1980
guitarist1980

Whatever its no big deal. As long as Battlefield 3 is epic thats all I care about.

blakeney
blakeney

I lol at the people crying about this.... Battlefield3 is REAL battlefield....not a spin-off like 1943 or Bc1/2! The REAL deal! I bet half the people crying haven't even played Battlefield2.

DeviLBringeRRR
DeviLBringeRRR

More and more Idiots are laughing at PC gamers like me

Arghyeeho
Arghyeeho

Fine by me. I'd much rather see Battlefield 3 released than some ports.

Player__
Player__

This truly sucks since their excuse to not release Onslaught on PC was something like "Oh but the servers are problem, we would have to change our normal servers to Onslaught servers and those hold less players". Pretty weak excuse since PC gamers could have set up their own servers but I think giving this chance would be too nice or there was other reasons and they just made up excuses.

RupKumars
RupKumars

@vote-quimby Now after Battlefield 3 with all dlcs release.

Do you speak the same? lol

You have been trolled by EA and Dice Hard :P