It seems that the recent release of EA‘s Battlefield 1943 has caused more of a frenzy than was originally anticipated. The new game, which can be downloaded for both the Xbox 360 and the PS3, is quickly gaining popularity, rendering the amount of available servers insufficient. Gordon Van Dyke, producer of Battlefield 1943, recently posted in the official EA forums, informing the gaming community that they “…have full support of EA to add as many servers as takes and then some so that everyone can play. This work has already started and servers will be added around the clock with teams working to cover this 24 hours a day so not a moment is wasted. You will be able to play this game and play it lag free!”
Although this is great news, lag wasn’t the only problem players experienced yesterday: it seems many were having a hard time just joining games (I read quite a few Tweets confirming this).
I hope everything gets worked out quickly. Battlefield 1943 looks like an outstanding achievement on DICE‘s part, and I think its success will do great things for downloadable gaming.
Battlefiend 1943 is now available on Xbox LIVE Arcade (1200 MS Points) and the PlayStation Store ($14.99).
The original article comes via Joystiq.