Brink To Launch A Week Early

Finally, some good news regarding release dates.

Bethesda have today announced that their upcoming parkour-flavoured first person shooter Brink will hit retail a week earlier than planned.

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EU gamers will be able to grab a copy as soon as May 13th, launching three days earlier on May 10th as usual across the pond. The reason? Bethesda marketing rep, Pete Hines, explains:

Production wrapped on Brink earlier than we planned and we didn’t see any reason to keep gamers from getting their hands on this highly anticipated game as soon as it was ready…

It’s apparent from the tremendous reaction so far that people are eager to jump online and play, and if we can make that happen earlier – we’re going to.

Be sure to check out our recent interview with Ed Stern from Splash Damage.

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18 Comments

  1. Not making the same mistake Apocalypse then? Aha.

  2. I reckon they’re trying to avoid LA Noire on the same day, and DiRT 3 on the following Tuesday…
    Happy it’s forwards and not backwards though!

    • Yeah, gotta agree with it being to get in ahead of L.A Noire.

    • Isn’t it backwards. In a timeline, the launch jumped backwards. If it had been delayed, it would go forward in the timeline and be forwards. ARGH, too confusing!!!!!

      • The whole time/space continuem is in jeopardy!

  3. good stuff :)
    however, the Q remainss for me personally, brink or rage.
    im leaning more to brink atm, especially as no mp details released for rage as yet.
    (mp has been confirmed for rage, but that is all)

  4. I think the same day as LA Noire would be a mistake so good move.

  5. Had just plonked for the Brink and P11 bundle on Zavvi and now read this. 1 month is still too long to wait. I guess I need to be taking that Friday off work.

  6. Had just plonked for the Brink and P11 bundle on Zavvi and now read this. 1 month is still too long to wait. I guess I need to be taking that Friday off work.

  7. Ahhhh, the inFamous move, eh. Infamous did it in 09 to avoid Prototype, Alan Wake did it last year to avoid RDR, and now Brink is doing it.

  8. Wish Nintendo can do this with the web browser and maybe.., store, like come on… why May, there’s nothing else about it and I”m off for a week because of Easter.

    Please more release date hope!…

  9. The sooner I get my hands on this thing, the better. No multiplayer FPS has captured my imagination like Brink.

    • Same here, I have high hopes and expectations for Brink being amazing!

  10. Coolio – Gadget Show Live for me tomorrow! YESSSSSSSSSSSS

    • Be sure to check out the Duke! :D

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