Newly updated and destructible environment goodness will have to wait for PC gamers as Battlefield 1943 for the platform has been delayed until Q1 2010, DICE producer Gordon Van Dyke has told G4. “We haven’t released a Frostbite [DICE’s game engine] built game on PC, so going into this project we lacked a starting foundation we had on Console. There are also many different and unique only challenges to the PC that has lead to us pushing the release even further to Q1 CY 2010 [early next year]. This was a hard pill to swallow, but it was absolutely needed to ensure the features and functionality that PC Players have come to expect from Battlefield on PC are not missing.” The confirmed player count at the moment is 32, he also confirms.
The game, once touted by Van Dyke in a letter to PC gamers as the first game to be released on PC that used the Frostbite engine, now shares a similar quarter of release as Battlefield: Bad Company 2. Whether or not 1943 will remain the first Frostbite game to be released on the platform has yet to be confirmed.