Splash Damage, developers of Brink, can’t seem to make their mind up about the name of their latest game, the F2P shooter, Dirty Bomb. It was called Dirty Bomb, but last year Splash Damage decided to rename it Extraction. This also happened to be the first thing they wanted to call it before settling on Dirty Bomb. And now it’s back to Dirty Bomb again. Yes, it's confusing.
This will ”almost definitely” be the last name change, they say. Apparently this has been done to “better fit the game’s unique personality,” says the developer.
The now renamed Dirty Bomb is a competitive multiplayer F2P first-person shooter that allows squad members to play as one of a diverse cast of mercenaries with varying skills and personalities. It’s “free-to-play, and more importantly, free-to-win,” says Splash Damage.
Set in 2020 in London after a nuclear disaster, the city has become the mercenary capital of the world.
“Now the streets of London are the playground of Private Military Companies (PMCs) who battle to control the city’s abandoned riches,” Splash Damage says. “After all, what’s a little radiation sickness when there’s money to be made?”
An open beta is being planned for later this year, but prospective players can sign up for a limited closed beta right now.