Extraction is the new FPS from Splash Damage which some of you may know from being previously called Dirty Bomb.
Back on 27 August Splash Damage announced they were hopping into bed with Nexon and at the same time decided to rename the game to Extraction. Prior to the announcement gamers could crowd fund Dirty Bomb directly with Splash Damage so the news came as a surprise to backers, myself included.
The transition over to Nexon has been completed and today they launched the closed beta test for Extraction with emails dropping into mailboxes of anyone who had backed the game. This phase of testing has started a little later than expected, it was supposed to kick off on 1 October.
Backers of the original Dirty Bomb can simply follow a series of steps in the email that was sent out to link up their Splash Damage WarChest account to a Nexon account. This takes a couple of minutes to complete and it’s a pretty painless procedure. Once all that’s complete the 4.8Gb game can be downloaded to your PC.
For anyone who hasn’t made it into this first phase of closes beta testing, there’s a sign-up form on the Extraction site, but you’ll have to sit and wait for the invite.
It’s going to be interesting to see how Extraction works out, Brink was an OK game but it did have problems, Quake Wars on the other hand was just superb. It’s been a bit of a mixed bag from Splash Damage in more recent times but let’s hope they can nail it again with Extraction.
I’ll be busy playing the game from today but due to reporting restrictions on the beta test you’ll have to hang on until we can talk more about it.