Battlefield 1943 And Bad Company 2: Connected Somehow?
That's understandable, but did you realize that EA and DICE may be tying the two games together in a certain way? It's difficult to interpret the exact meaning of a recent Tweet on the OfficialBF1943 Twitter page, but it may indicate some sort of future connectivity between the titles in question. Here's the message that has turned a few heads:
"Think you're a Bad Ass with BF1943 weapons? What if I said you'll be able to use your Semi-Auto Rifle, Sniper Rifle, or SMG in BFBC2!"
Now, this may only be a little incentive to play BF1943 because you'll see the same weapons in Bad Company 2, but it certainly begs the question: might there be actual gameplay tie-ins? If you perform well enough in one, might you receive a small reward or bonus of some kind in the other? It's kinda weird, as one uses a completely different setting (we're talking about two different wars, here), but leave it to EA to make a connection to entice gamers. Battlefield 1943 really is good, and now we're wondering if we should play it a little more to "prepare" for Bad Company 2...or something like that. Oh, those sneaky PR guys...
7/21/2009 Ben Dutka