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Old 12-14-2012, 10:07 AM   #1
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Default Dirty Bomb FTP shooter from Splash Damage

Splash Damage, the developers of Wolfenstein Enemy Territory, Enemy Territory Quake Wars, and Brink, are developing a new Free To Play, multiplayer shooter called Dirty Bomb.

First video of Alpha Gameplay

As usual with Splash Damage, gameplay looks mission based, rather than simple deathmatch.

Anyway, check it out if you are interested. And if you want to influence the future direction of the game, you can pay to be a "founding member".

We believe competitive multiplayer team-play is more thrilling than single-player. We believe in fulfilling players by advancing their actual skill. We believe in long-term player engagement, developing games that are played for months and years. We believe in competitive games as a service, and we’re dedicated to the perfection of team-play.

We have a decade of critically acclaimed multiplayer releases and commercial successes, but we must learn from our big mistakes too. We have titles that were played for years, and some with player bases that decayed in months. We’ve demonstrated our dedication to multiplayer team-play, and proven our focus on engaging our fans, but not every title was the perfect team game. We have achieved a loyal, influential and engaged fan base, and they’re not afraid to tell us what they think, and we’re committed to do better, for them. For Dirty Bomb on PC, we have complete control: we’re the financier, developer, publisher, distributor, and retailer.

Dirty Bomb must provide a balanced playing field and a fair contest, challenging players, against or alongside real people. Players should only succeed by competing in battles where skill and tactics alone determine the winners, be it as an individual, group of friends, or team. Players should always understand why they won or lost, or by being part of a social community that shares knowledge, continually learn from other player’s skills, and achieve status and recognition for their own credible successes and contributions.

Some of our established community members are already in our Inner Circle playing Dirty Bomb nightly with the development team. We’ll soon start a Closed Alpha, and when ready, a Closed Beta. Players who sign-up will have a voice, help sculpt what the game becomes, and ensure our focus on areas important to them.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:18 AM   #2
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Hopefully it's better than Brink.
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Old 12-14-2012, 10:46 AM   #3
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Looks like a faster paced BF3 might not be a bad thing.
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:00 AM   #4
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What makes this one different from other MP Shooters?
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Old 12-14-2012, 11:35 AM   #5
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Looks like Brink without the weirdness. I don't think they'll be able to recapture the magic of Wolf ET. This will be their 3rd attempt at that.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:52 PM   #6
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I think the important part of that statement is

we have complete control: we’re the financier, developer, publisher, distributor, and retailer.
Wolfenstein Enemy Territory was slated as a free release, made by community mod makers (who became Splash Damage). If they can design a game with the mindset they had during W:ET, without the influence of ID or publishers, then this new game just might be great.

We need a non-deathmatch shooter; a team play shooter that does not degenerate into deathmatch (BF3)...hopefully they deliver.
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