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Brink dev's free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb renamed Extraction

It "will not be pay-to-win," Splash Damage pledges.

Brink developer Splash Damage has retitled its upcoming free-to-play PC shooter Dirty Bomb. It will now be released under the name Extraction.

Splash Damage has also announced a publishing deal for the title: Extraction has been picked up by free-to-play specialist Nexon for launch in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Extraction is set in a post-terrorist attack London, ravaged by a radiological strike.

It'll be an on-going service, Splash Damage described in a new blog post, with regular updates, new features and content added long after launch.

Splash Damage has yet to reveal exactly how the game will be monetised, but has promised that it will not include "pay-to-win" elements.

"Extraction will not be pay-to-win," the blog post states. "We've always believed that multiplayer battles should be won through superior skill, and not the amount of money spent.

"You need to always be able to understand why you won or lost, with a welcoming community helping you improve your game and become a better player. That's what Extraction is for us, and Nexon is backing this vision all the way."

Extraction was the original name for Dirty Bomb before its closed alpha test earlier this year - it was changed as Splash Damage was originally unsure it could secure a trademark for it.

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