Battlefield 1943 Gets Aussie PS3 Servers, 360 Incoming

DICE has confirmed that Australian servers for Battlefield 1943 are now live. At least, the PS3 ones are.

But not to worry, the Xbox 360 servers are coming “soon”.

After the unexpected success of the multiplayer shooter caught EA short of server space, DICE quickly promised action. They’re now delivering on that.

DICE producer (and now honourary Australian) Gordon Van Dyke posted on the official forum over the weekend:

“So we have PS3 Servers running right now in Sydney. Xbox 360 ones will come online, but may take a few days to happen. Sales are going up and I have placed an order to increase the initial capacity to try and do my best to keep you playing local. Thanks for sticking by me guys and like I said, I’ll always fight for my community!”

He followed up on Monday with a 360 update:

“These are still coming for Xbox 360, first amount is small because that stock was quick to get. We use insane spec hardware and have extra orders coming in, just takes a bit to get these Down Under!”

A further update on Tuesday used the word “soon”.

Van Dyke also confirmed that the game supports local matchmaking so that Aussie servers will be prioritised for Aussie players.

Battlefield 1943 was the best-selling Xbox Live Arcade game in Australia last week. Looks like that faith is about to pay off.

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