EA promised PS3 owners a free copy of Battlefield 1943 when they picked up Battlefield 3. When they didn't come through, they upset a lot of gamers, both for the bait-and-yank and for the shoddy manner with which it was announced.
If you were somehow still holding out hope that the long delayed Battlefield 1943 for the PC would ever become more than a promise, give up now. Developer DICE has finally officially canceled that game (and another Battlefield project).
Companies rarely, if ever, release sales figures for digital game sales. Makes compiling charts, and applauding records, difficult! We do know one thing, however: EA's Battlefield 1943 is apparently the most popular console downloadable title ever made.
Electronic Arts today boasted that Battlefield 1943 sold a million copies over Xbox Live, the fastest game ever to do so. But for those wondering when this game will release for PC, there's still no info more specific than "soon."
Electronic Arts plans to grow its digital game business to become one-third of their total revenue over the next few years and that includes starting to charge for what one analyst described as very long game demos.