Post by Dan @ 11:32am 28/08/13 | 1 Comments
Tokyo-based publisher Nexon has announced a partnership with UK developer Splash Damage on their forthcoming PC first person shooter Extraction, the free-to-play geared title formerly known as Dirty Bomb.
A detailed blog over on the official Splash Damage website explains the publisher choice, and reaffirms the developer's promise of no pay-to-win elements:
Unlike our previous games, Extraction is going to be an on-going service, with regular game updates, new features and functionality, and new content well after release. We want to make sure that you’re able to get the best possible quality of service near you, and we’re partnering with operators around the world to make this happen. Enter Nexon.The blog also goes on to explain the reasoning behind the name change:
In short, the game's the same. Fun fact: Extraction was Dirty Bomb’s original name and the reason we didn’t stick with it for the Closed Alpha was that we weren’t sure if we could secure the worldwide trademark for it. We're confident we can achieve this with Nexon's help, so we’ve decided to go with the name we’ve always wanted for the game.There's no word on a release date target, but the announcement does confirm plans to launch in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and the game will be debuted with its new name at this weekend's PAX Prime event in Seattle.
There's a handful of new screenshots and concept art, which you can peruse by clicking the thumbnails below, and a new official teaser website featuring some very basic information about the game.