Focusing all its efforts on the eminent release of Battlefield 3, DICE has decided to cancel its other two PC Battlefield project: Battlefield 1943 and the Onslaught add-on for Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Both projects have already been released on consoles and were on their on their way to PC before they got cancelled. Battlefield 1943 was released on XBLA and PSN in July 2009 and was scheduled for release on PC during the same year but it was delayed repeatedly since then. The Onslaught co-op DLC was released in June 2010 for both console versions.
"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," DICE general manager Karl Magnus Troedsson wrote on the Battlefield blog. "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."
"We know some of you eagerly have been awaiting Battlefield 1943 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught on PC. I'm sad to say that these two titles are now officially cancelled. Instead, our talented teams will focus on delivering the greatest possible gaming experience in our next behemoth release. We're confident this will lead to an even better experience in Battlefield 3, not only on PC, but on all platforms."
Troedsson promised "some exciting news" to make up for the cancellations, though he didn't make it clear if those news will be specifically pleasing to PC gamers.