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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.


  1. DICE and Epic Games owe the PC for their sucess.

    Battlefield 1942 and Unreal Tournament – ’nuff said. It’s a shame to see DICE do this, and in turn, Epic Games cancel the Bulletstorm PC demo. You know at least Epic Games has enough cash from Gears of War to at least act like they’re supporting the PC.

  2. avatar Jonspach

    Onslaught Mode was fun for a day or two, and then I never touched it again. No big loss for PC gamers there.

  3. avatar Suryat

    Battlefield 1943 is really fun. The only problem with it is that the rifle class probably gets 100X more kills than the other 2, and nobody really uses squads/squad spawn. I still play it every so often since it’s installed on my Xbox and takes about 5 seconds to load, so if I ever get in the mood to fly a plane around I’m immediately satisfied.

  4. avatar Arttemis

    There is definitely a disturbing trend with PC gaming. BioWare showering its high-fantasy BG-successor (Dragon Age) with console-centric additions. Ubisoft creating the most ridiculous DRM in existence. EA and Activision making $60 the norm for PC games, when Steam has shown repeatedly that lower pricetags more-than-compensate for a greater profit margin with much larger than rational sales.

    As for these two games, frankly, I’m not too disappointed. I played 30 minutes of the BF194THREE demo, and while it is assuredly great by console standards, it made me desperately want to get back to the original. BF194TWO was far more complex, with a much greater sense of control and immersion. Then again, I’m likely very biased as I just can’t get into first person shooters on consoles.

    Tribes 2, BF1942, and CoD1&2, and DoD:Source are the the only online shooters I can ever see myself playing. I’d really like to see a new FPS come out that catch me as well as those have.

  5. Regarding my last comment – maybe I don’t want to find a new FPS as good as those… too much of my time is already taken up by games! That’s the same reason I had to quit WoW three or four years ago.

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