While it may not come as that big of a surprise considering all the delays, it still stings a bit to hear developer DICE finally confirm that the PC versions of Battlefield 1943 and the Onslaught Mode DLC for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 have been axed.
Karl Magnus Troedsson, general Manager of DICE, said the cancellation was “to balance work on the new against the already shipped, prioritizing the amount of energy spent on the known franchises and the time spent on developing something entirely new.”
He continued, “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. 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.”
While I’m slightly upset about these cancellations, I guess it’s for a good cause. I mean, if Battlefield 3 is everything people are saying it’s going to be, I guess I could care less about Onslaught Mode or 1943. On the other hand, I’ve been waiting a long time for Onslaught in particular because the prospect of playing co-op BC2 with my brother would be a sure fire recipe for fun. I guess at this point what’s done is done, so there’s no use in crying over it. Let’s just hope that Battlefield 3 is everything it’s cracked up to be.
What do you guys think about this? Are you PC gamers upset about not getting 1943 or the Onslaught DLC? For those console gamers who jumped on these titles when they were released, were they actually worth playing or were they just a mere distraction? Let us know what you think with a comment below.