New title to be shown off at PAX Prime this weekend.
Nexon has teamed up with Splash Damage to unveil an new multiplayer online shooter called Extraction, scheduled for release some time in 2014.
Formerly known as Dirty Bomb, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic London where bands of mercenaries hunt for information they can sell.
Here's the official PR jargon about the game:
Extraction combines tactical gameplay, fast-paced action and an ever-expanding roster of playable characters to create a highly competitive team-oriented shooter. Players can choose from dozens of unique roles with different playing styles and abilities, and fight in teams to defeat their opponents by defending or attacking key objectives. ... Extraction offers a fair and balanced playing field, achieved through ECHO, a powerful analytics and telemetry system.
While no details have been released on how many players will be supported online, Splash Damage is known for solid PC games. It has developed Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, created multiplayer maps for DOOM 3, and then expanded into multiplatform game development with Brink.
"We spent a long time finding the right partner for us on Extraction. Nexon America's vast experience and the fact that they're a true trailblazer in the F2P PC game arena ultimately made the decision super easy for us," said Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage. "Extraction is a title we love making and playing, and hope that the collaborative nature of the game delivers a dynamic and fun experience for players."
Wedgwood makes the game sound like it will be F2P for the PC at least. But we will find out more this weekend when the game is shown off in Seattle at PAX Prime. I doubt it will be in the vein of a Planetside 2, as the game is listed as an MOFPS. The M for Massively is missing.