EA and developer DICE have been blindsided by the success of Battlefield 1943
to the point where it was effectively 'one in, one out' on the Xbox 360 servers for the multiplayer-only shooter yesterday.
went up in the EA forums from the game's producer, Gordon Van Dyke, stating, "Good News, the game is incredibly successful beyond even my expectations. 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."
The PS3 version goes live today.
Further updates followed to state that further servers had been added, mainly in Europe, and that DICE was working to double server capacity for the game. Despite that, later posts in the thread indicate that some players are still having problems getting into games.
Fingers crossed DICE's efforts with the PS3 servers don't go unrewarded...