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Battlefield 1943 Still Headed Towards PC Gamers

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Even though Battlefield 1943 hit consoles in summer of last year, EA says it's still coming for PC faithful.

Battlefield 1942 was one of the first PC action war games to take things online in a massive scale. Battlefield 1943, however, took flight on the Xbox 360 and PS3 last summer, without much word on the PC version. Those of you who have been holding out for the DICE game on PC will soon get what you want.

EA updated its Battlefield blog saying, "Soon our PC fans will also be able to get in on the action that Xbox 360 and PS3 users have been enjoying since July 2009."

EA posted the update along with the announcement that Battlefield 1943 is the fastest selling title on Xbox Live Arcade to reach the 1 million units sold. 

Of course, for PC fans it still stings that the PC version has been held back for such a long time. If you can't wait any longer, and you have a console, it can be downloaded from Xbox Live Arcade for 1200 MS Points and from the PlayStation Network for $15.

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    rbarone69 , March 30, 2010 10:55 PM
    If this is anything like Battlefield Bad Company 2 it'll be a blast. I know it's developed on the Frostbite engine.

    Since I couldnt seem to find any more information on *when* the expected release date in this article (would have been nice) I did a quick Google search:

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    ScoobyJooby-Jew , March 30, 2010 11:05 PM
    bf 1943 was the best game I ever bought on the playstation. I have spent more time playing that than COD 6. I wish I could just download a copy onto my pc for free, since i already paid for the game last year. Sigh, i suppose its like buying vhs, and then rebuying on dvd, and then on bluray
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    brizzelsprout , March 30, 2010 11:17 PM

    Sure they have made console ports out of BF1943 and BFBC2 (kind of) but other than that Dice and EA have put out great games for the PC. Not only was BF1942 a trend setter. BF2 and the expantions were one of the best muliplayer FPS on the PC for their time. They carried on with BF2142 and its expantions and delivered again. Just because they made BF1943 and BFBC2 for consoles first dosen't mean much. BFBC2 is a fantastic game, different than other PC BF games but fantastic none the less.
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    cappster , March 30, 2010 11:26 PM
    As long as its cheap I will pick it up and check it out. It kind of seems like EA will be competing with itself (BC2) when they release this title. I will wait and see what they want to try and get me for before I decide whether or not I will purchase this game. I already get to play with the M1 so hopefully that pick it full of weapons.
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    yamagiru , March 30, 2010 11:28 PM
    Over the years consoles have changed, only PCs have remained constant.

    Just another same-ole-same-old from a has been, EA...........
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    Anonymous , March 30, 2010 11:34 PM
    hope its on bfbc2's engine
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    spoofedpacket , March 30, 2010 11:42 PM
    I'll definitely be getting this. I enjoyed Wake so much in bf1942, it would be worth $15 alone to play it with fancy, modern graphics.
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    brizzelsprout , March 30, 2010 11:44 PM
    shadow-maxhope its on bfbc2's engine

    They both use the frostbite engine.
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    Brent_NC , March 30, 2010 11:45 PM
    Why the hell would I want to buy a one year old console port? It's bad enough DICE/EA pulled the Bad Company crap, now this?
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    welshmousepk , March 31, 2010 12:25 AM
    seems pointless now that BC2 is out.
    I would have bought it 6 months ago, but this is like releasing COD 3 after COD 4. you are talking about an older, and inferior title.
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    ALANMAN , March 31, 2010 1:13 AM
    I'll believe it when I see it. It would have been nice if they had released it in SEPTEMBER as they had planned to.
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    eddieroolz , March 31, 2010 1:56 AM
    It would be interesting, I'll consider this!
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    Anonymous , March 31, 2010 2:36 AM
    If they released it free to people who owned BCBC2 then im sure they're sales would skyrocket.
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    JohnnyLucky , March 31, 2010 3:05 AM
    Sometimes I feel like pc gamers are being neglected.
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    Bluescreendeath , March 31, 2010 3:30 AM
    Knowing EA, it'll probably be:
    1. a poorly coded console port
    2. invasive DRM/invasive security software
    3. requires a constant-connection to the internet to play
    4. Glitchy and buggy when first released
    5. Charge $15 for a map DLC a month after the game is released
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    Lutfij , March 31, 2010 4:51 AM
    correction - if this is anything like Bad Company 2 - then we're in whole load of s*** , patch after patch after patch still CTD's.
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    blackmancer , March 31, 2010 5:19 AM
    TO HELL WITH CONSOLE PRIORITY!!! just proves PC's are the better platform.
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    falchard , March 31, 2010 10:40 AM
    Why would you want to play this garbage shooter? As a PC shooter its rather subpar. It doesn't have many positive traits over a shooter released 8 years ago. Even the graphics are subpar considering its a console port. They could atleast add more players into a match, but that also hasn't changed much.
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    hihiman1 , March 31, 2010 11:39 AM
    I'm not going to get this game just for the purpose to teach the developers to stay loyal to their PC fans. PC gamers is what made Battlefield big.
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    raised_fist , March 31, 2010 12:59 PM
    Battlefield Bad Company 2 look really good but still asking 60$ for it's a joke. 30$ should be the max since the game is Half a battlefield. Small maps, 32 players ,no planes, no general, artillery and "UAV" for every recon, respawn on any squad member, no stamina, auto health and so on.

    I would have skipped BBC2 ans 1943 for a real Bf3.
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