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Post by Steve Farrelly @ 11:13am 04/02/11 | 33 Comments
Blues News (via Gamer's Hell) have brought news a lot of people might not have wanted to hear; DICE have canned at least two Battlefield options, though many of us saw this coming.

"This is one of those cross roads where I need to make a hard decision," wrote Karl Magnus Troedsson, General Manager of DICE one the EA forums. While we’ll continue supporting Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and previous games, it’s time to look ahead to the next giant leap for DICE – the release of Battlefield 3, powered by the mighty Frostbite 2 engine. Our goal is crystal clear: we’re going to build the best Battlefield game ever, and we’ll do whatever it takes to make this the biggest launch in DICE’s history."

He then went on to say that both games were "officially cancelled", but that the team were focusing on the company's next "behemoth release", which we're sure is Battlefield 3 ;).



battlefield 1943diceeacancelledbad company onslaught





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trog
Posted 11:22am 04/2/11
All those hours I spent organising servers for this game sure seem wasted now! SAD FACE.
`ViPER`
Posted 11:31am 04/2/11
I dont understand, wasnt battlefield 1943 realy just battlefield 3 anyway?
Martz
Posted 11:37am 04/2/11
this is fine with me, go BF3!!
Midda
Posted 11:50am 04/2/11
I dont understand, wasnt battlefield 1943 realy just battlefield 3 anyway?

No, 1943 came out ages ago on PS3 and 360. It's set in WWII, and is a bit more arcady than other Battlefield games.

It's a shame. I got it on PS3, and it's pretty fun, but I was hoping to play it with a keyboard and mouse.
ravn0s
Posted 12:41pm 04/2/11
i thought 1943 was just a free updated version of 1942.
Midda
Posted 01:00pm 04/2/11
It wasn't free, and it wasn't really like 1942. It has destructible environments like BC2, and arcady things like regenerating ammo and stuff like that.
ravn0s
Posted 01:07pm 04/2/11
battlefield 3 in the next gameinformer mag

Eorl
Posted 04:48pm 04/2/11
Just please don't let it be like BC2. We need maps as big as BF2, and in-game vehicle music like 1942. I want to be able to play some rocking ACDC while hammering down a road towards my enemies. I want to be able to prone, and before ya start going "omg you f***** sniper c*** you'll just prone and not move forever, or dolphin dive", no, I want to just be able to hit the ground when I'm getting hammered by enemy fire, instead of just crouching a bit lower.

Controls need to be quicker to key input, and not slow moving like BFBC2. And for Gods sake, please please please put in bloody strafe.
Eorl
Posted 05:19pm 04/2/11
Also, with that title underneath on gameinformer, the "DICE sets its sights on call of duty". Please, don't do that DICE. COD is a arcade shooter. You are not.
kappa
Posted 05:22pm 04/2/11
BF can keep their laggy controls. I'll stick to CoD.
ravn0s
Posted 05:26pm 04/2/11
Also, with that title underneath on gameinformer, the "DICE sets its sights on call of duty". Please, don't do that DICE. COD is a arcade shooter. You are not.


Dice would be doing what EA tells them to do since EA owns Dice and they want to take down COD.
Midda
Posted 05:34pm 04/2/11
Just please don't let it be like BC2. We need maps as big as BF2, and in-game vehicle music like 1942. I want to be able to play some rocking ACDC while hammering down a road towards my enemies. I want to be able to prone, and before ya start going "omg you f***** sniper c*** you'll just prone and not move forever, or dolphin dive", no, I want to just be able to hit the ground when I'm getting hammered by enemy fire, instead of just crouching a bit lower.

Controls need to be quicker to key input, and not slow moving like BFBC2. And for Gods sake, please please please put in bloody strafe.

I feel BC2 has the least frustrating controls of any Battlefield game to date. Also, I have no interest in larger maps. I know it's odd, but one of my biggest annoyances with Battlefield is vehicles. They're a major pain in the arse, and mainly just serve as a source of frustration.

I agree about laying prone though. It was pretty stupid to remove that. I wouldn't have been playing the game for 60 seconds before I was looking through the keybindings for prone.

I don't know what you mean about strafing. I strafe no worries.
ctd
Posted 05:37pm 04/2/11
Keep prone out. Sprint+Strafe back in plz.
Tim
Posted 06:00pm 04/2/11
All those poor people who preordered it for PC....
FSCB
Posted 06:49pm 04/2/11
lol
BF can keep their laggy controls. I'll stick to CoD.

those laggy controls are called "realistic movement"...in comparison to the nade spam, glitch fest, snap shooting competition that is CoD.
Eorl
Posted 07:17pm 04/2/11
No, they aren't "realistic" in anyway what so ever. ARMA 1 and 2 are realistic. BC2's controls are just plain laggy and bad. When I go to press and hold WASD, I want to actually feel like it's moving my character the way I would walk with a gun and satchels etc. Hell, look at real life soldiers, they're walking and running perfectly.
ravn0s
Posted 08:16pm 04/2/11
bf3 teaser trailer is out at gameinformer

also prone is back

Most of the hard information is being kept under wraps for the cover story, but here's some declassified intel for you: Several standout features that defined Battlefield 2 return to the fold, including 64-player multiplayer on PC, jets, and the ability to go prone. What other features do you hope to see in Battlefield 3?



new theme song sounds like it will rock.

last edited by ravn0s at 20:16:01 04/Feb/11
Shaexen
Posted 08:15pm 04/2/11
64 players? YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

Best news ever, sick of these 8v8 fight in broomcloset fps games.
Midda
Posted 08:18pm 04/2/11
That trailer is just a waste of time. Why even bother making that?
WetWired
Posted 08:22pm 04/2/11
well I'm not terribly upset just a bit disappointed, I would have purchased 1943 day one since it's basically 1942 with a graphics overhall, that said that's the main reason I'm not terribly upset.
FSCB
Posted 08:31pm 04/2/11
"in comparison to"
ctd
Posted 08:38pm 04/2/11
It's a teaser... not a trailer. But yeah waste of time. We all know what BF3 is gunna be like so no need to tease us.
blaze0041
Posted 09:53pm 04/2/11
Battlefield 3 is also already available for preorder from the EA Online Store.
$79.99 AU.
Expected release date: Fall 2011, whenever that is.
http://eastore.ea.com/DRHM/store?Action=DisplayProductDetailsPage&SiteID=eaapac&Locale=en_AU&ThemeID=850400&productID=224766400
kirkoswald
Posted 03:15am 05/2/11
Bring back maps like in battlefield 2
Bring back the commander
Bring back prone
Bring back awesome urban maps!
bring back 64 player!
Boki
Posted 04:51am 05/2/11
Battlefield 2 with frostbite 2 engine and I'm sold, don't need much more than that.
Shaexen
Posted 05:13am 05/2/11
Essentially if they're making the game 64 player compatible it means they will be developing for the PC primarily over the conslolz which means hopefully there is a better chance of the making a better game.
infi
Posted 05:24am 05/2/11
yeah need the BIG maps. BC2 was pretty good like that. not playing any FPS at the moment though.

STRIKE AT KARKAND
DeadlyButters
Posted 06:45pm 05/2/11
when does tht issue of gameinformer come out iv gotta get a copy!! :) but yea i hope tht they keep the core game components tht made bf2 so awsume fun to play!!
Infidel
Posted 09:30pm 05/2/11
I will probably buy a PC again for this
ravn0s
Posted 09:58pm 05/2/11
when does tht issue of gameinformer come out iv gotta get a copy!! :) but yea i hope tht they keep the core game components tht made bf2 so awsume fun to play!!


feb 16
DeadlyButters
Posted 11:03pm 05/2/11
feb 16


awsume thx ravnos!!!
Horizon
Posted 02:12pm 07/2/11
I will only buy this if they give us the option to turn the radio voice spamming off!
SidewindeR14K
Posted 08:20pm 08/2/11
didn't really play bf2 but i hope prone is not like gay CoD where once u see someone first one to prone and shoot wins. if they are gonna being in prone back shouldn't be able to have almost full control of the gun when going prone/jump prone. battlefield
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