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Thu, Jul 23, 2009 | 14:48 BST
EA said today that Battlefield 1943 is the fastest-selling day one and week one Live title of all time. Bonzer.
The game is also the quickest-selling day one and week one PSN game in North America.
Between the two versions, the DICE shooter’s moved over 600,000 units since its launch on July 8.
Tue, Jul 21, 2009 | 11:04 BST
The official Battlefield 1943 twitter page has updated to reveal that you can use the semi-auto rifle, sniper rifle, or SMG from Battlefield 1943 in the forthcoming Battlefield Bad Company 2.
If you don’t believe us, check here. It says:
“Think you’re a Bad Ass with BF1943 weapons? What if I said you’ll be able to use your Semi-Auto Rifle, Sniper Rifle, or SMG in BFBC2!”
See? We weren’t lying.
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is out for PC and high def console in Q1 2010.
Mon, Jul 20, 2009 | 13:47 BST
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 | 23:17 BST
Looks like Xbox Live players were the first to open the Coral Sea Map Pack for Battlefield 1943 by reaching 43 million kills.
The Air Superiority game mode was also unlocked.
So far, PS3 users have clocked in at 22,868,004 kills.
Looks like it didn’t take as long as we thought it would, folks. Grats.
Tue, Jul 14, 2009 | 18:31 BST
Looks like Halo 3 is still the top dog over on Xbox Live. Call of Duty: World at War is not doing too shabby though, as it’s still number two.
Battlefield 1943 is the winner over on the Arcade side, as everyone knew it would be. Currently, the kill status to open the Coral Sea map pack has XBL members pulling in 41087976 kills and PS3 users accumulating 21474448 notches on their belts
Top Live Titles
- Halo 3
- Call of Duty: WaW
- Call of Duty 4
- Gears of War 2
- Battlefield 1943
- GTA IV
- FIFA 09
- Left 4 Dead
- UFC 2009 Undisputed
- Fallout 3
Top Arcade Titles
- Battlefield 1943
- Worms 2: Armageddon
- Magic: The Gathering – Duels of the Planeswalkers
- Castle Crashers
- HASBRO FAMILY GAME NIGHT
- Sonic The Hedgehog 3
- THE KING OF FIGHTERS’98 ULTIMATE MATCH
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1989 Classic Arcade
Original and community titles are listed after the break courtesy of the Major.
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 | 07:14 BST
EA’s confirmed that more than 5 million kills occurred in Battlefield 1943′s first day, despite the fact the company had to rush a huge amount of servers online to cope with demand.
This is just on 360. Also, there were 29.45 years of gameplay completed on Live in the game’s first live day.
You lot should probably go outside, or something.
Sat, Jul 11, 2009 | 22:32 BST
Players logging into Battlefield 1943 will notice that their rank has been reset to zero.
This is so DICE can perform maintenance on the soldier profiles.
All kills will still contribute to the Coral Sea challenge, but no word yet on whether they will count towards your rank.
After maintenance is finished, ranks will be back to normal along with badges, which should be in just a few days.
In other words, don’t fret just yet.
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 | 21:57 BST
DICE’s community challenge to unlock the Coral Sea map for Battlefield 1943 appears to be going well, for those who can get in the game.
In case you don’t recall, the goal is for communities on PSN and Xbox Live to log 43 million kills.
As of this post, Xbox has 1,127,225 and PS3 739,612 per the official website.
Looks like it should only be a week or so before Coral Sea is unlocked, once everyone gets to play it.
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 | 18:34 BST
Patrick Liu, lead producer for Battlefield 1943, has said that the franchise is not going “kiddy” as some assumed with Battlefield Heroes, and will instead swing more towards the “core” crowd with upcoming titles.
“I wouldn’t say it’s a certain future, to go broad – maybe it’ll be the other way around actually, to focus down again to the core,” he told Kikizo. “We have plans, definitely, but I can’t go into them now. A concern that a lot of fans have is that we’re going “kiddy” with Battlefield, which isn’t true. It’s a segment right now, but it’s in no way a certain future for the franchise.”
Liu also told the site that single-player campaigns will receive more focus in future games, starting with Bad Company 2.
“Bad Company 2 is going to be even more focused, I think, on single player than Bad Company 1 was. Bad Company 1 was really our first try at making a single player campaign, DICE haven’t made that before. So we learned a lot of things making that game, and all that learning is going into Bad Company 2.
“So we will definitely try to improve and expand on the single player part of Battlefield.”
More through the link.
Fri, Jul 10, 2009 | 08:14 BST
Gamerbytes is reporting that Battlefield 1943′s leaderboards now have more than 80,000 names on them, which is propbably why the game’s been groaning under the strain. This is just for the XBLA version.
If you’ve been following the EA feeds on Twitter, you’ll know how hard the publisher’s been working to meet demand.
EA and DICE said in a statement yesterday that they’re working “non-stop” to ease lag and get more servers online.
Props to the DICE massive. This has to be a benchmark moment for a console-based, download-only game.
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 | 22:10 BST
Holy hell, the European PlayStation Store update this week is not bad in the least.
Somewhere, down below, Satan is contemplating a new winter coat.
Battlefield 1943 arrived, along with excellent demos for Fuel and Ghostbusters. MotorStrom: Pacific Rift and Skate 2 got add-ons, and PSP has some Little Britain mini-games for you.
Full thing over on the EU PS Blog since we already gave away the good stuff.
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 | 16:22 BST
Got $1,124.55 just sitting in your wallet? Sure ya do, and the best way to spend it is to purchase Battlefield 1943 on Xbox Live for 90000 MS Points.
Granted this is some sort of snafu on Microsoft’s part, it will actually run you 1200 MS Points ($14.99).
Still it’s rather funny, and we just had to share it with you.
Via MTV Multiplayer.
Thu, Jul 09, 2009 | 08:18 BST
DICE had a fun day yesterday, launching the Xbox 360 version of Battlefield 1943 only to watch the game turn into from lag-fest into a game where it was impossible to connect to anything as the hours drew on.
Today should be a laugh: EA’s launching the PS3 version later.
Wed, Jul 08, 2009 | 10:43 BST
Battlefield 1943 is now up on Live, priced 1,200MSP.
There’s a free trial, if you want to try before you buy.
Remember – it’s multiplayer-only. Go fetch!
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 14:49 BST
EA’s put out a launch trailer for Battlefield 1943, having now announced the game for release next week.
Is shows the game’s Guadalcanal island, and has to be the best argument for digital distribution we’ve ever seen. It looks fantastic.
If you like shooting and bombing things, this has to be a no-brainer: Battlefield 1943 is yours for £10/1200MSP.
Thu, Jul 02, 2009 | 14:16 BST
EA’s confirmed that Battlefield 1943 will release on July 8 for 360 and the day after for PS3.
The shooter – rated at 9/10 in the latest Edge – will set you back £10/1200MSP.
Which is probably great news. PR after the break.
Fri, Jun 19, 2009 | 11:12 BST
Battlefield 1943 won’t have a beta, EA DICE producer Gordon Van Dyke has said in a live interview on Eurogamer, but there’ll be a demo to make up for it.
Said the developer: “No beta, but we have a trial version that lets you confirm what you already thought – that this game is the best $15 I will ever spend!”
It’s out this summer, download-only. Full thing through there.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 14:29 BST
Battlefield 1943 players can get a bonus map for the game via EA’s community challenge, which will unlock when the muliplayer community reaches 43 million kills on PSN and Xbox Live.
The WWII Coral Sea map will be included along with three other maps, Iwo Jima, Guadalcanal, and Wake Island for 1200 MS Points ($14.99) when it releases this summer, and in September on PC.
Coral Sea showcases air battles in the all-new Air Superiority game mode, and it’s an “airplanes-only map.”
More details on all of this are posted in the press release below.
Thu, May 14, 2009 | 15:03 BST
Thu, Apr 30, 2009 | 20:39 BST
A new trailer hits PSN today for Battlefield 1943, and to get you excited over it, DICE has released not-so-brand-new screens for it over on the US PS Blog.
Nice looking for a WWII shooter, and it looks loaded with aerial bombing – from the plane and at the plane.
Gotta love bombing stuff in games.
The multiplayer shooter comes out for PS3 and Xbox 360 this June.
Go have a look.