From the EA Community Lounge at gamescom in Cologne, Germany, DICE community manager and representative "zh1nt0" responded to fan questions on imperative topics pertaining to the Battlefield series, live tweeting them as the event progressed. Based on that, we've got some pretty interesting news and developments.
First up is that despite the rumors, Battlefield 1943 is still going ahead on PC, so players will have something else to tide them over until the big one -- Battlefield 3. It appears the team has been having a bit of trouble with this version but will "release more information on it when they are 110% ready." In any case, you can still look forward to a myriad of exclusive features for a low asking price.
As for Bad Company 2, if you haven't been paying attention, DICE is still planning to support the game and is currently working on a new patch, with quite possibly more to follow. They're still looking at getting SPECACT kits into the PC version -- as you may recall, they were causing crashes and had to be rolled back to get the last patch out. Also, despite what forum goers might say, they don't see the PC version of the game as a console port.
Those still banging away at 2142 (or waiting to): your patch will be released in the coming weeks -- it's currently in testing.
On the topic of the highly anticipated Battlefield 3, they aren't ready to talk much about it yet, but it was noted Battlerecorder isn't yet ready for the Frostbite engine, implying they're working on it and this is a feature we can expect in the next iteration, and hence, Battlefield 3.
That's all for now -- we'll be sure to keep you up to date on all Battlefield developments.