We'll see. It's all speculation at this point. WE DON'T KNOW what their plans are and they might not either.
You're assuming that DICE still has an interest in making games for the PC. Even if they do, money is law and no publisher with a choice will choose to reduce potential profits. In this case, EA owns DICE so DICE doesn't really have any say in the matter.
While having EA axe an admittedly inefficient way of making games seems the most likely choice normally, they may just let them have their way.
All platforms are developed equally! That's why we use 360 for all the trailers, screenshots and presentations! Cocksuckers.To me that speaks to the lunacy of modern marketing, that they would pick a lesser platform with a lesser control system to promote a game. The X360 has a lower resolution, lower texture detail, lower AA/AF, lower view distances, less accurate controls and simply doesn't compare to a decent spec PC running the game on high details. It's like Valve demonstrating L4D2 on the X360... WTF is that about? Same with Far Cry 2 during the run up to its launch. The irony is that many console exclusive games - Halo 3, Killzone 2, Halo Wars - used high resolution renders not possible on the actual consoles to promote the games.
But midway and guadalcanal, bad maps? You're off your rocker, they have it all; air, land and sea.So does Wake Island. The difference is that Wake Island doesn't suck ass. Having just a whole bunch of water doesn't actually take map design skills. Designing land does and that's where Midway and Guadalcanal fail, they're horribly designed. There's a reason they were the least played maps in clan wars and it had nothing to do with the availability of ships.
After playing 73 Eastings, Midway, Iwo Jima, and Battle of Britain in 42/DCSeriously, I can't believe you mentioned Midway and Battle of Britain as good maps. All you're missing here is Guadalcanal and Coral Sea to list the absolute worst maps for BF1942. Then again there always was an overwhelming amount of plane-tards on moron-servers so I guess the odds always were high to see something like that. It's still baffling though.
They're probably thinking that the mere existence of BF3 will excite PC gamers, even if the game is being designed for consoles. Oh wait, that's right, there is no lead SKU. That seems to be the popular line these days. All platforms are developed equally! That's why we use 360 for all the trailers, screenshots and presentations! Cocksuckers.
DICE has said that PC gamers would be excited about their next announcement.