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No PC Battlefield 1943 until 2010

Battlefield 1943 was a major downloadable hit for the Xbox 360 and PS3 earlier this summer but PC gamers were promised by developer Digital Illusions and publisher Electronic Arts that the graphical remake of a portion of Battlefield 1942 would be released in September. Well, get used to disappointment.'s web site has posted word that the PC version won't be released this year at all.

According to the game's producer Gordon Van Dyke the game will now be released sometime in the first quarter of 2010 for the PC. He states, "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." That still doesn't take the sting out of this latest PC game delay.

Download: Battlefield 1943 Guadalcanal Trailer

Electronic Arts has released a new gameplay trailer showing the Guadalcanal level of Battlefield 1943, the upcoming downloadable multiplayer shooter from developer Digital Illusions. The PC version of the game is due to be released in September following the console versions which will be available to download next week

Download the Battlefield 1943 Guadalcanal trailer (121 MB) at Big Download

Trial version of Battlefield 1943 planned

If you have been wondering if Digital Illusions has any plans to release an open beta for their upcoming downloadable multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1943 the bad news is that there is no such beta planned. It's not all bad news, however as a Eurogamer chat brings word on an upcoming free version.

The game's producer Gordon Van Dyke stated during the chat, "No beta, but we have a trial version that lets you confirm what you already thought - that this game is the best USD 15 I will ever spend!" The game, which is basically a remake of several maps from Battlefield 1942 but using DICE's new Frostbite graphics engine, will be released for the PC in September following a console release this summer.

EA COO: Battlefield 3 confirmed and is "looking very good"

Fans of the Battlefield shooter franchise already have three upcoming games that will be released for the PC; the web browser-based free-to-play game Battlefield Heroes (currently in beta), the downloadable title Battlefield 1943 (due out in September and shown above) and the single-player themed shooter Battlefield Bad Company 2 (due out in the first quarter of 2010)

But fans of the franchise need not worry; all of these side projects doesn't mean that developer Digital Illusions and publisher EA haven't forgotten about the core series. In a presentation today at the William Blair 29th Annual Growth Stock Conference (a repeat can be heard on the EA Investors web site), EA's chief operating officer John Pleasants stated, "I've had the luxury of looking at Battlefield 3 over at DICE in Sweden and was highly impressed by the way the team is working on that product." Yep, Battlefield 3 is in development. While the game is not coming out soon, Pleasants added, " . . that is a product that is looking very good."

E3 2009: E3's big game banners are BACK!

We have arrived safe and sound in Los Angeles and have gotten our media badges for E3 2009. And it was a great pleasure to see that this year's expo has the return of the big game banners that were the staples of previous E3 trade shows. Massive outdoor banners for games like Assassin's Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2 and indoor banners for titles like Battlefield 1943 and Need For Speed Shift (actually a lot of Need For Speed Shift banners) are all over the convention center.

Obviously things are still in the preparation stage at the convention center but we expect to see a lot more cool banners and exhibits when E3 2009 officially opens its doors on Tuesday at noon PT (3 pm ET). In the meantime we are very excited that this year's show is looking like it will be a true return to the great E3's of old.

Battlefield 1943 trailer fights over the Coral Sea

Players will unlock the Coral Sea map after achieving 43,000,000 community kills in Battlefield 1943. That means players will have to all come together and shoot each other in an effort to unlock this airplane only map for everyone. So, people better get going when the game releases for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 consoles in June. With a little luck and hard work, maybe the map will already be unlocked for PC players when it releases for the platform in September. That's right, take advantage of the console people.

Download HD Battlefield 1943 'Coral Reef' Trailer (84 MB)
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New Battlefield 1943 map revealed; to be unlocked by players

PC Gamers may have to wait until September to download and play Battlefield 1943 but the developers of the downloadable multiplayer shooter at Digital Illusions and EA are making the wait a little less painful with the announcement today that a fourth map will be added to the game when it's launched.

There's a twist, however. The fourth map, Coral Sea, won't be made available to players immediately but will be unlocked when the community reaches 43 million kills in the game. This will be an airplanes-only map, by the way. The game is scheduled to be shown in full at next week's E3 2009.

Battlefield 1943 trailer orders an air strike on Iwo Jima

In Battlefield 1943, players will be able to square off against each other in muliplayer combat. The map featured in this video is Iwo Jima, the island where the famous Battle of Iwo Jimo was fought, ultimately leading to the iconic statue, Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima. The game is scheduled to release on consoles in June and for the PC in September.

Download HD Battlefield 1943 'Iwo Jima' Trailer (75 MB)
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So why is Battlefield 1943 not coming out until September for the PC?

This morning Electronic Arts announced that while Xbox 360 and PS3 owners will be able to download and play the upcoming multiplayer shooter Battlefield 1943 in June, PC gamers will have to wait three months later to get their port of the game. So why are PC gamers waiting until September?

The game's producer at Digital Illusions Gordon Van Dyke made a statement on the Battlefield message boards where he tried to quell the horde of angry PC gamers. He states, "PCs are an open platform requiring additional features, support, technical consideration, and can't just be thrown out there using copy/paste. We have thought very carefully about this decision and in the long run felt it was the right choice." He added that they knew the decision would not be popular with fans but added, " . . . we feel once you play the first Frostbite PC game ever from DICE you'll see why we put this extra time and care in on the development making all right again in the universe."

Battlefield 1943 trailer bombs Wake Island

This trailer shows off some of the gameplay and units for Battlefield 1943, the WWII-themed game that will support up to 24 players. The game also uses the same Frostbyte graphics technology that is used in developing Battlefield Bad Company 2. Battlefield 1943 will release for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in June and for the PC in September.

Download Battlefield 1943 'Wake Island' Trailer (62 MB)

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