Following what appears to be the standard method of news delivery for video game developers these days, DICE announced via Twitter today that Battlefield 1943 for PC will support a 32 player multiplayer limit.
While this is still short of the usual 64 players that Battlefield franchise players are used to, it's an improvement on the 24 player limit imposed on consoles, and the 18 player PC limit of COD:MW2.
http://twitter.com/Demize99 - "@AinEstonia 32 players for 1943 on PC."
With the upcoming release of Battlefield Bad Company 2 for PC, and the yet-to-be-announced (although confirmed) Battlefield 3 also on the horizon, it appears that Battlefield 1943 is just the tip of the massive Battlefield iceberg that DICE apparently plans to crash into some kind of metaphorical bad gaming Titanic (thereby destroying it with any luck). This level of commitment to their PC fanbase, even for a game that is as relatively minor as BF1943 is a great sign!