It's just a rumor. DICE said that it's not possible to do 32 players on consoles because of the bandwidth limits and stuff like that on consoles.
But I'm fine with 24 players, I don't like grenades and tank shells flying everywhere constantly, I like more strategic and slower-paced action :D
Although I will probably pick up Battlefield 3 for the PC aswell because it would be nice now and then to be able to get into squads and teams with tighter communication where the majority of people actually have mics and don't sound like 8 year olds.
You people don't understand Battlefield. This isn't Bad Company, this is Battlefield... the successor to Battlefield 2. Maps are large and 64 player battles are extremely intense and fun. And DICE doesn't know what they're talking about having dedicated
servers that can't support more than 24 people. I see them all the time and run them, they're lying to save money on server hosting and that's it.