Hey, PC users. Sorry if you thought Battlefield 1943 would be out on PC sometime in 2009. Really sorry. Because it won't be.
Instead, the game has been delayed into 2010, DICE's Gordon Van Dyke telling G4TV:
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. Things like support for DirectX 9 and 10, higher player count (up to 32-player matches), wide peripheral support i.e. Joysticks for flying, VoIP, and ranked server provider hosting. So it was and still is the absolutely right decision, for quality sake, to not release until it is ready.
Sad reading that a console game is having trouble being ported to the PC, but everything he says makes sense. Better to wait and have them do it right than have them do it...not right.
Battlefield 1943 [G4TV]