Dirty Bomb Dev Splash Damage Teams With Wargaming For "Brand-New Projects"

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor July 18, 2017
Share:

Could infantry be marching into Wargaming's titles son? Maybe, if today's news is any indication. Splash Damage, developers of free-to-play shooter Dirty Bomb, as well as Brink, Gears of War 4, and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, today announced a partnership with Wargaming that will see the British company "enrich Wargaming’s portfolio with new gaming experiences."

The press release states that Splash Damage will be "applying their vast multiplayer expertise to brand-new projects for Wargaming's community," while CEO Paul Wedgwood seems to confirm that the projects will be set in Wargaming's WW1-2 milieu:

"The Wargaming universe gives our team a great creative canvas, allowing us to develop a game experience for a massive, loyal following, and we’re extremely excited to get started."

There are several job listings on the Splash Damage site for "Wargaming Partnership." The one for Environment Artist lists "Passion for military themes and history" as desirable.

Given its extensive history with infantry-based first- and third-person shooters, one would have to think that's what Splash Damage is being brought on to develop. It's something players have always asked about regarding Wargaming's titles, going all the way back to when World of Tanks launched and continuing as World of Warplanes and World of Warships shaped up: Will there be infantry in the game? Today's announcement re-ignites those issues, after years of mostly firm "no"s from Wargaming.

That said, given the press release's strong language regarding "new" games and projects, I don't think Splash Damage will be called upon to wedge infantry into Wargaming's existing titles. The best bet would be a World War II-era shooter, possibly with a combined-arms approach, and probably match-based -- think of a Wargaming version of Heroes & Generals. Or maybe -- if we're going to dream -- it'll be an ongoing war within a persistent universe, like PlanetSide 2. Let the speculation begin!

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (1)

Curst 5 years ago
What about the infantry shooter Wargaming already has in the works though? I'm talking about the F2P third-person 4v4 shooter "Caliber". Maybe they need some help with that game? Or alternatively, some help with bringing it to the western audience?

If it's a brand new game I'm definitely all for it. The aforementioned Caliber has too much of a WoT vibe to it for an infantry-based game.


You May Enjoy

Score One For Artists As Activision Removes Plagiarized "Loyal Samoyed" Cosmetics From Call Of Duty

Score One For Artists As Activision Removes Plagiarized "Loyal Samoyed" Cosmetics From Call Of Duty

Activision says it "erred in its process" this time...

By Michael Byrne - 2 days ago
Bungie Continues To Sue Video Game Harassers And Cheaters Because It Is "Right" And "Good Business"

Bungie Continues To Sue Video Game Harassers And Cheaters Because It Is "Right" And "Good Business"

An interview with Bungie's lawyer provides answers.

By Aspen Pash - 5 days ago
The Sci-Fi Action Game Tower Of Fantasy Launches Globally On August 10

The Sci-Fi Action Game Tower Of Fantasy Launches Globally On August 10

The acclaimed “Genshin Killer” is almost here.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
Diablo IV Devs Accuse Activision Blizzard Of Returning To Its "Union Busting" Tricks Just Like At Raven Software

Diablo IV Devs Accuse Activision Blizzard Of Returning To Its "Union Busting" Tricks Just Like At Raven Software

The company has rehired Reed Smith, an organization recognized for providing tactics to avoid unionization.

By Anthony Jones - 3 days ago
Forge Of Empires Begins Annual Fellowship Event Today, Switches Up This Year's Grand Prize

Forge Of Empires Begins Annual Fellowship Event Today, Switches Up This Year's Grand Prize

The event will run until August 18.

By Anthony Jones - 1 week ago
Aliens: Fireteam Elite Season 4 Has Arrived Along With Crossplay And New Game Mode

Aliens: Fireteam Elite Season 4 Has Arrived Along With Crossplay And New Game Mode

Work with friends to keep the Xenomorphs at bay.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago
See More
Live Giveaways