Hey! You there! That's right, you - there's free stuff coming your way if you play Dirty Bomb after Tuesday 15th January. The catch is active development will be ending along with this.
Splash Damage has announced that it will no longer be actively developing or updating its free-to-play multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb, saying that it "can't financially justify continuing to work on the game".
UK developer Splash Damage is working on multiplayer games for World of Tanks maker Wargaming.
Splash Damage, the maker of Dirty Bomb and Gears of War 4's multiplayer, has an unlikely new owner: a Chinese chicken meat supplier called Leyou.
2011's Brink was supposed to be Splash Damage's magnum opus. Stepping away from their lauded Enemy Territory series, Brink was a radical new title bursting with ideas. SMART movement! Context-sensitive objectives! Dynamic maps! Multiplayer narrative! It was a tantalising prospect. Yet for all its ambition, Brink proved a misfire, simply because it wasn't much fun to play. It was too slow, too lightweight, and its map design seemed to funnel players into irresolvable battles of attrition that rendered many of its ideas impotent.
At Splash Damage, the studio famed for its long line of competitive, collaborative shooters, there's always been an odd and irresistible blend of cockiness and nerdishness. When its founder and CEO Paul Wedgwood takes a group of journalists on a tour of its new studio, located within a newly gentrified area of the Bromley borders it's for so many years called home - "They've cobbled the streets and put in cast iron street lamps and made it harder to park," he says - he stops for a prolonged moment to bask in the glory of the company's vast banks of servers. Through all the jargon he spouts, you sense a great amount of pride in a developer that takes having fun very seriously.
Dirty Bomb - or Extraction - oh, no, wait... Dirty Bomb is a new objective based multiplayer shooter from Bromley-based developer Splash Damage, them wot did the Enemy Territory games as well as Brink, and having played it recently I can say it's quite the thing. A PC exclusive, it doesn't have some of the technical problems that blighted the console versions of Brink, and it's something of a return to the hardcore, much-loved roots of Splash Damage's Enemy Territory games, with a sharp focus on team work and hard-edged competitive play that's as involved as you can get with an online shooter.
Last year Brink developer Splash Damage renamed its upcoming free-to-play FPS Dirty Bomb to Extraction. Now it's back to being called Dirty Bomb.
Brink developer Splash Damage has retitled its upcoming free-to-play PC shooter Dirty Bomb. It will now be released under the name Extraction.
PC multiplayer shooter Dirty Bomb enters closed alpha today, Splash Damage has announced.
The London studio is mailing closed alpha keys to members of the game's Founder's Club. You can sign up at the official site.
To coincide with the announcement, Splash Damage has released a new video of Dirty Bomb showing new gameplay footage and Echo, Splash Damage's gameplay telemetry and analytics system.
Splash Damage has released the first gameplay footage of Dirty Bomb, its free-to-play online PC exclusive shooter.
The Enemy Territory and Brink developer announced the game last month with the launch of a website.
This new video shows pre-alpha footage with lots of run and gun, objective-based gameplay. There's a near-future tank and what looks to be some sort of barricade building.