DICE's new download-only Battlefield will cost $15

DICE's new download-only Battlefield will cost $15
Michael French

By Michael French

April 23rd 2009 at 2:10PM

EA studio reveals game is built on same engine as traditional retail releases

Electronic Arts' Swedish studio DICE has this afternoon confirmed that its new game Battlefield 1943 will be sold for $15 when it launches later this year.

The game, one of EA's first download-only/digital distributed titles, is a sequel to DICE's famed Battlefield 1942 and is built with the same engine as more recent Battlefield titles.

It will be available for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC and will not be released as a boxed product.

EA and DICE are referring to the game as a 'premium download title'.

"Using the same Frostbite engine that we developed for Battlefield: Bad Company, we are able to take players back to WWII and return to the roots of the Battlefield franchise, but with a new twist - destruction," said Gordon Van Dyke, producer on Battlefield 1943.

"We want to offer gamers the most accessible online shooter experience and the best value found in any premium download title with Battlefield 1943."