Electronic Arts has just announced that Battlefield 1943
will go on sale for around £10 GBP on consoles when it is launched this June. A PC price point and specific release date has not yet been announced, with EA only confirming that the PC release has been pushed back until September.
When the game goes on sale for consoles in June it will be a download-only game and will sell for 1200 Microsoft Points on the Xbox Live Arcade, $15 USD on the PlayStation Network. In both cases that equates to around a tenner in the UK, or just shy of 15 Euros.
EA's DICE studio is able to release the game as a download-only title thanks mainly to the condensed size of the game, which will offer just three maps at launch. Players will be able to play in Wake Island, Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima, dividing teams into either US Marins or Imperial Japanese Navy. Battles will be fought over land and sea equally.
EA has just released a new trailer for the game to help ramp up awareness. It shows explosions and camoflage a'plenty, so check it out
if you're into that kind of thing.
The development team hasn't yet offered up any particular reason for why the game has been delayed so heavily on the PC, but RockPaperShotgun
mentions that complications may have arisen in the process of porting to the PC.
Will you wait for the PC release like a good soldier, or are you just going to grab the console release as soon as possible? Let us know your battle plan in the forums