Battlefield 1943 dies in server meltdown

If you were one of the thousands of people to purchase Battlefield 1943 from developer DICE yesterday on XBLA, you may well have experienced server meltdown. Like other EA published games, BF1943 runs on machines not hosted or maintained by Microsoft.

DICE, underestimating just how popular this title would be, failed to put in enough grunt for the game’s release and as a result many gamers were left with only the short tutorial to play.

To rectify the problem, the technicians are working hard to double the current capacity. DICE commented on the situation at hand, “We have reached server capacity, but the bad news about this now some people can’t join unless someone leaves. But don’t worry, we are adding more servers ASAP to Xbox and in preparation PS3 that should start going up ASAP with priority on Xbox 360.”

Did you have problems getting in to a BF1943 game? Let us know your server setback experiences.

Marty Greenwell

Marty has been gaming since the heady years of the ZX-81 and still owns most of the gaming systems purchased since those days, including the Atari 2600, ZX Spectrum, SNES, Jaguar, Dreamcast and GameCube. Being a collection junkie (or more accurately, hoarder), he buys more games than he can possibly play, far too many of which are still sealed in their packaging. Marty favours RPGs and Driving games when it comes to genres, and is possibly a little bit too addicted to Disgaea. When not gaming he’s out frightening OAPs on his motorcycle, clad in black leather.

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