Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb becomes Extraction, due 2014

Free-to-play publisher has picked up Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb, and announced plans to release it on PC in 2014 under the name Extraction. It's the first we've heard in a while from the Brink and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory developer's F2P FPS, which is set in a terrorism-trashed near-future London.

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Free-to-play publisher has picked up Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb, and announced plans to release it on PC in 2014 under the name Extraction. It's the first we've heard in a while from the Brink and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory developer's F2P FPS, which is set in a terrorism-trashed near-future London. As you'd expect from Splash Damage, Extraction is a team-based, objective-driven affair. Players will hack, escort, build and destroy various things, all the while shooting the enemy team in the face. And this time you can choose to be a lady, which is welcome. Nexon swears blind that there's "no pressure to pay to stay competitive," and "it's teamwork and skill that bring the kill," but neglected to mention how exactly it will be monetised. Dirty Bomb has been in closed alpha testing for a fair while, which people can buy their way into if they're feeling particularly flush. For the rest of us, look, new screenshots:

Gunfights around London Bridge will presumably keep away tourists who confuse it with Tower Bridge

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    August 27, 2013 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb becomes Extraction, due 2014.

    Free-to-play publisher has picked up Splash Damage's Dirty Bomb, and announced plans to release it on PC in 2014 under the name Extraction. It's the first we've heard in a while from the Brink and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory developer's F2P FPS, which is set in a terrorism-trashed near-future London.

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      August 27, 2013 7:46 AM

      From what I've seen it seems they're just recreating ET, again, for like the 4th time. I love that game, but it just hasn't been that popular, so... I wonder if it'll work out this time around.

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        August 27, 2013 8:12 AM

        At least this time it won't cost $60 to find out that the game has only 2 worthwhile maps and needs a ton of community love to sustain itself (only to have that community fizzle with ennui). That neans they better make the free stuff at least a little interesting, otherwise they're betting on donors and whales.

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        August 27, 2013 1:06 PM

        They are pretty obsessed with class-based shooters.

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      August 27, 2013 7:52 AM

      A Sponge, will this game be better than Brink?

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      August 27, 2013 8:05 AM

      Didn't enjoy quake wars, certainly did not enjoy brink, and I know I am alone but I did not enjoy ET. Have no reason to think this will be any different.

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      August 27, 2013 8:10 AM

      splash damage dirty bum extraction