Battlefield 1943 PC delayed until 2010

In an interview the G4, DICE's Gordon Van Dyke, producer of Battlefield 1943, announced that the PC version of the game would see another slight delay.

"We haven't released a Frostbite [DICE's game engine] built game on PC, so going into this project we lacked a starting foundation we had on Console. There are also many different and unique only challenges to the PC that has lead to us pushing the release even further to Q1 CY 2010 [early next year]. This was a hard pill to swallow, but it was absolutely needed to ensure the features and functionality that PC Players have come to expect from Battlefield on PC are not missing. Things like support for DirectX 9 and 10, higher player count (up to 32-player matches), wide peripheral support i.e. Joysticks for flying, VoIP, and ranked server provider hosting. So it was and still is the absolutely right decision, for quality sake, to not release until it is ready."

Battlefield 1943 is an online multiplayer first-person shooter set in the Pacific Theater of World War II. The game offers players the choice to play as the United States Marine Corps or the Imperial Japanese Navy. Additionally, the game features one multiplayer mode and three playable classes: Infantryman, Rifleman, and Scout.

For console gamers, the title is priced at 1200 Microsoft Points on LIVE, or $14.99 on the PlayStation Network.

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surely they realised support for the various hardware options on the pc were required when they coded up battlefield 1942. How this comes as a delay is beyond me. Usual DICE crap.

As i've lived through the entire lifecycle of battlefield PC i'm no longer phased by these announcements, infact I'd already pencilled in 2010 as the release date the day I heard september mentioned.

One more to the list of games pushed back to 2010/11.
What the heck is the go... If they don't want my money, then I won't give it to them.

Modern Warfare doesn't hold a candle to Battlefield (yeah I said it!) except with hit detection which Dice can't figure out to save their life.

Better be because they're working on Battlefield 3!!!!!!!!!!!

Once that comes out who the hell cares about: 1943, Bad Company 2, and Heroes.

It's not an updated 1942 like so many of us though when it was announced. Seeing the console version makes me care even less. Between BF Cartoon and 1943 I think Dice has lost their minds.

RIP Desert Combat... RIP

UnderLoK said,
It's not an updated 1942 like so many of us though when it was announced. Seeing the console version makes me care even less. Between BF Cartoon and 1943 I think Dice has lost their minds.

RIP Desert Combat... RIP

Exactly though I loved bf2 since then just snowballing rubbish down hill. They're not making games for people to play only for profit which ends up being a pile of crap game in the end like this looks to be.

It's unfortunate that it won't be released this year, but I agree with what they're saying. After all, they're only delaying it for quality's sake. I'm sure people would complain about lack of features and bugs if they released it this month or next month.