Battlefield 1943 has launched on the Xbox 360, now available for download from the Xbox Live Arcade. Unfortunately however, they're having trouble keeping up with the game's popularity, trying to get enough servers running for everyone to play on.
Over on the game's official forums
, DICE's Gordon Van Dyke writes:
Good News, the game is incredibly successful beyond even my expectations. We have reached server capacity, but the bad news about this now some people can't join unless someone leaves. But don't worry, we are adding more servers ASAP to Xbox and in preparation PS3 that should start going up ASAP with priority on Xbox 360.
It's difficult to sympathise when this problem could be solved simply by letting third parties host servers like they do for their PC games. It would also mean that Aussie players wouldn't have to play on US and European located servers. But oh well, at least they're not using peer to peer connections for 1943 multiplayer.
PS3 users should be able to download and play tomorrow but PC users will have to wait until September 09. Check out the new launch trailer right here