The PC Beta for Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has been pushed back to 'early next year'. DICE says that it needs more time to put the final touches on the PC Beta, causing the delay. Some of the features DICE is enhancing on the PC version include support for up to 32 players in multiplayer (compared to 24 players in the console version) and support for dedicated servers to ensure a smooth gameplay experience. In the meantime PC players can feel good knowing that DICE has confirmed that Bad Company 2 will support DirectX 9, 10 and 11 although DirectX 10 and 11 will be available for Windows Vista and Windows 7 only. It is expected the beta will release early next year and all signs point to a January launch; as the saying goes: "quality takes time".