Brink coming a little earlier than expected

by: John -
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Here's news you rarely hear: a game being released earlier than originally stated. Bethesda announced today that Brink will be coming out on May 10th, a week earlier, in the US and on May 13th instead of May 20th for Europe.

Brink's one of those titles which I think is either going to be a massive hit or a massive failure. It does look alright from what I've seen and it's has been in development for a while. They've put out some really good videos though so I hope it plays as well as it looks.

Now that the game's coming out a little earlier, let's hope there's no zero day patch or major issues that will keep people from enjoying this game.
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.

"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," said Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda Softworks. "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."

Brink, an immersive first-person shooter under development at Splash Damage, a studio celebrated for its multi-player expertise, was named as the ‘Game of Show’ at Eurogamer Expo 2010, while declared “Brink takes shooters to a whole new level” and proclaimed “it’s going to be one of the standout shooters of the year.” Blending single-player, co-op, and multiplayer action into one seamless experience, Brink features dynamic battlefields, extensive customization options, and an innovative control system. Brink will be released for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Games for Windows.