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On PC Battlefield 1943

Message to the PC Gamer(s) Following BF1943's Development on the EA Forums follows-up on the reaction to news that the PC edition of Battlefield 1943 will trail the console versions by a couple of months. The post by DICE's Gordon Van Dyke reassures PC gamers that "this is to give us the proper development time to create a proper PC version of Battlefield 1943 and not a console port. To the contrary of some less informed fans out there this is in no means an intentional ploy to punish our PC fans. And is in fact quite the opposite, we want to make the best damn PC version we can for our PC fans!" He refers to PCs "requiring additional features, support, technical consideration, and can't just be thrown out there using copy/paste." On that topic, Planet Battlefield (thanks Ant) relates a translation of a Swedish interview revealing that DICE is considering dropping some console features for the PC editions, taking a hard look at regenerating health, regenerating ammo, and the 24-player limit for multiplayer games.

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60. Re: On PC Battlefield 1943 Apr 28, 2009, 07:38 vrok
 
Too many people either pirate games or are too demanding on the PC platform these days, sorry no more exclusives.

How does this apply to the BF franchise? It doesn't. BF2142 cost less to develop and as such it's only fair that it sold less. Piracy had nothing to do with it, people just stuck with BF2. Every other BF game was a success without any doubt, even BFV. Then for no reason DICE turned casual/console and hasn't come back since.

Other developers like Crytek getting their SP focused games heavily pirated has nothing at all to do with the BF franchise as the BF franchise is pretty much infinitely more value for your money. Not to mention that it's harder to pirate with cracked servers and the like, and even then will never reach the potential of legitimate servers using features such as stats, mods, clanwars, etc. There's no comparison. I can tell you right now that CoD4 fucking up with the way they handled levels (stats) directly resulted in more pirated copies used to play online than there would've been if it had all been tracked in a manner closer to BF2.

This comment was edited on Apr 28, 2009, 07:44.
 
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