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Neocrisis: Bethesda Softworks Announces Earlier Release Date for Brink

Neocrisis: Bethesda Softworks, a ZeniMax Media company, today announced that its acclaimed first-person shooter, Brink, will be available one week EARLIER than originally scheduled.Brink will now first be available for purchase in North America on May 10th instead of May 17th, and in Europe on May 13th instead of May 20th.

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Smacktard2597d ago

Earlier? They have no excuse if it's plagued with dozens upon dozens of bugs when it ships, then.

bananasNmonkeys2597d ago

They've already had the beta ;)

TreMillz2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

sweet looking forward to this game with all the customization and all the running and jumping. Plus im pretty sure they did it because of L.A. Noire. Take notes Remedy...

antz11042597d ago

Wow, people will b%tch about anything. You should be happy.

Smacktard2597d ago

Beg pardon? I think that a game should be playable when it ships. Is that so much to ask? Today's gamers and gaming companies seem to think it's fine to substitute quality for fast creation and shipment.

Sorry if I prefer to buy my games "done" rather than "mostly done".

MidnytRain2597d ago

I don't think he's complaining. It seems to me that all Smacktard was trying to say was that if the release date has been moved up, there should be little to no issues with it. Only a publisher really confident in their product would move the release date up.

antz11042596d ago (Edited 2596d ago )

@ Smack
When it comes down to it what could they possibly do with that extra week, technically speaking? How would they fix the thousands of copies that would already be on the way to the retailer if it was glitched? Think man, they're ready to go at that point. If they cut it that close chances are the game wouldn't be shipping on the 17th anyway.They originally gave themselves extra time after delaying the April release and realized they didn't need all the time. Good on them for delivering to us earlier.

Sorry if I see your comment as trollish and negative, after following this game for quite a while I have faith in Splash Damage. Hence moving it up is great, 7 less days I have to wait.

jazzking20012597d ago

early is good... if theres no bugs lol

taokaka132596d ago

It's a bloody week, the game is sitting in the back's of trucks or even in the back part's of Gamestop by now.

BShea2597d ago (Edited 2597d ago )

My guess is this is to avoid sharing a date with L.A. Noire. I can't wait to try this game though!

palaeomerus2597d ago

Could be. Late May is pretty crowded with games and it is a new IP so launching a week early may be a good move.

bananasNmonkeys2597d ago

I think this is going to be a giant hit for bethesda/splash damage, with the right advertising. ie. A demo.

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