The related press release explains that switching the name back to Dirty Bomb was done to "better fit the game's unique personality." That's sort of fair if you consider that its firefights take place in a post-disaster London, rife with Private Military Companies fighting over the radioactive area's abandoned goods.
Dirty Bomb is currently in closed beta on PC, but you can apply to get in on that if your interest is piqued. A release window for the public version has yet to be offered, but when Dirty Bomb does invite everyone to battle over territory and riches, it will offer dedicated servers in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Upcoming F2P Shooter Gets a New Name
LOS ANGELES and LONDON – 22nd May, 2014 – Nexon America and Splash Damage have changed the name of their upcoming online shooter from Extraction to Dirty Bomb, to better fit the game's unique personality. The company promises this will "almost definitely" be the last name change before launch. Nexon also has announced it will run dedicated servers for Dirty Bomb in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Developed by UK-based Splash Damage, Dirty Bomb is a competitive multiplayer online first-person shooter, and the first in a new generation of games published by Nexon America. Free-to-play, and more importantly, free-to-win, Dirty Bomb is a unique team-based game in which players will select from a diverse group of mercenaries, each with their own very different personalities, talents and weapons, to create specialized squads to take into the fray on a quest for riches and bragging rights.
Through Splash Damage's founder's program, player feedback has shaped the game from day one, and will continue to do so through open beta later this year.
Dirty Bomb is currently in a limited closed beta and will be ramping up in the coming months. Visit dirtybombgame.com to sign up for the chance to join the closed beta or for more information on Dirty Bomb.
About Dirty Bomb
It is 2020 and the once great city of London stands abandoned after a mysterious disaster, a dilapidated shell of its former self. After the initial evacuation, the International Crisis and Disaster Agency stepped in to clean up the mess and decontaminate the city. They failed... badly.
Now the streets of London are the playground of Private Military Companies (PMCs) who battle to control the city's abandoned riches. After all, what's a little radiation sickness when there's money to be made?
Say goodbye to London, say hello to the Merc Capital of the World. Say hello to Dirty Bomb.
About Nexon America, Inc.
Nexon America Inc. is the North American publishing arm of Nexon Group, a pioneer of interactive entertainment software and the world's leader in free-to-play massively multiplayer online games. Based in Los Angeles, Nexon America was founded in 2005 to bring the best of online entertainment to the North American audience. The company's growing library of titles includes the world-famous franchise MapleStory, the fantasy life Mabinogi, the fast-paced, first-person shooter Combat Arms and the physics-based action game, Vindictus.
About Splash Damage
Based in London, England, Splash Damage® Ltd is an independently-owned developer dedicated to AAA multiplayer experiences. The studio most recently released the #1 hit Batman: Arkham Origins® Multiplayer, and is currently working on Dirty Bomb, a brand new free-to-play multiplayer shooter. Other recent Splash Damage titles include the acclaimed worldwide #1 hit RAD Soldiers® for iPhone and iPad, and the worldwide #1 best-seller BRINK® for Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 and PC. Splash Damage is best known for having developed the popular Enemy Territory franchise for id Software, including the world's first free-to-play shooter Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory® and its PC sequel, the UK and US #1 hit Enemy Territory: QUAKE Wars®.