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F2P shooter Dirty Bomb is now Extraction

The free-to-play PC formerly known as Dirty Bomb has resurfaced as Extraction, a retitled effort from the developers of Brink and Enemy Territory: Quake Wars. Splash Damage's latest project will now be published by Nexon America.

A dirty bomb by any other name is just as sweet, and what we already knew about the title still applies: two teams face off across the empty streets of London, evacuated following "a mysterious radiological attack." An expanding roster of characters gives players their pick from dozens of roles and weapons to wield in the hunt for valuable intel.

Extraction is being developed with the ECHO analytics system: a datamining suite that visually displays each map's hotspots and no-man's-lands based on player data collected in real time. With ECHO in hand, Splash Damage hopes to build a better online shooter.

The game is set to debut this weekend at PAX Prime in Seattle.

Connor Sheridan
Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.