The last time we saw Splash Damage’s upcoming team-based FPS Extraction was at 2013’s PAX Prime. At that point in time Extraction had already undergone one name change after the devs teamed up with Nexon for publishing purposes, but at its core the game remained the same. A fun, relatively fast-paced shooter with Splash Damage’s signature focus on team-play. Now, after nearly 9 months of silence since its public debut at PAX, the FPS has reemerged once again, not as Extraction, but as Dirty Bomb.
What does this change mean for those interested? Not much really. According to Nexon, the team decided to revert the name change because they felt it fit the game’s unique personality better adding, players should “almost definitely” expect no further name changes before release. This makes sense seeing as Dirty Bomb takes place in the contaminated ruins of London after a mysterious disaster has forced most of its inhabitants to evacuate leaving rogue mercenary groups to fight for what remains inside.
Dirt Bomb is currently in a limited closed beta which is said to be ramping up in the coming months. The FPS is scheduled to launch into open beta later this year with Nexon running dedicated servers for Dirty Bomb in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
More info including how to sign up for the closed beta can be found on the official site here.