DICE Defends Later PC Release of Battlefield 1943, Could Up Player Count and Drop Regeneration

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Following last week's revelation that the download-only Battlefield 1943 would hit consoles a few months before PC, developer DICE has spoken out to make sure that everyone knows "this is in no means an intentional ploy to punish our PC fans."

"You might feel disappointed about the PC release being in September rather than June, but you should be very happy to know this is to give us the proper development time to create a proper PC version of Battlefield 1943 and not a console port," producer Gordon Van Dyke wrote of the $15 download, as noticed by Blue's News.

"We want to make the best damn PC version we can for our PC fans," he continued. "This will be first PC game ever released using Frostbite! 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 even though we knew we'd catch some flak for it."

Meanwhile, Planet Battlefield notes that a PCGamer.se preview suggested that the PC release could up the player count beyond the 24-person limit of the console editions, and might pack "alternatives" to unlimited ammo and regenerating health.

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    April 27, 2009 11:34 AM

    Awesome if they bring enhancement to the PC version. That's the version I am getting anyways even though I own both a ps3 and a 360.

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      April 27, 2009 11:35 AM

      I don't see why you'd play it on anything but PC if your rig can handle it.

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        April 27, 2009 11:37 AM

        noob friends who game on consoles.

        for that reason I might be double dipping here :/

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          April 27, 2009 12:56 PM

          i stopped talking to friends who only console. It's like being 30 and trying to date an 18yr old

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      April 27, 2009 11:35 AM

      At $15 I may just buy 360 for one set of friends and PC for the other.

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        April 27, 2009 12:16 PM

        I have way too many games to play already to buy a game twice.

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          April 27, 2009 1:47 PM

          I've been steadily working down my list. Plus, if I have several months in between...

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        April 27, 2009 1:52 PM

        This is my plan. Best of both worlds.

        It's like having a cake and pie and eating them!

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          April 27, 2009 4:38 PM

          Hi five my double-dessert brother!

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