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Wedgwood: Brink will make multiplayer with strangers fun

Wednesday, 16th March 2011 23:12 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Splash Damage co-founder Paul Wedgwood has said Brink aims to be more fun than other multiplayer shooters, which apparently consist of being shot, sexually assaulted, and verbally abused.

“At present, the experience of playing FPS games online consists of being head shot five times, tea bagged five times and someone comes over the VOIP service and makes some racist comment,” Wedgwood told Spong.

“This is not how it should be; we are trying to create that buzz of playing cooperatively with other people who are strangers.”

Wedgwood said Brink’s automatic mission generating feature – which takes into account teammates actions and class balance, and awards XP generously to those who pursue goals – is Splash Damage’s solution.

“The overall aim of Brink is to make it fun to play multiplayer FPS games with each other,” he explained.

Brink is due for release on PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May.

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  1. xino

    hope so and hope it happens!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    What’s wrong with teabagging?

    I really think that has something to do with being british, and not wanting your national drink associated with getting someones balls rubbed in your face. To the rest of us it’s just good, unclean fun.

    The problem with coop is that no one who plays multiplayer really feels responsible for anything they do. Even though we’re trying to win, we don’t actually give a rats ass about the team beyond the win.

    That’s where Left 4 Dead did good by creating some relateable characters. Even if you were playing with some ordinary chump, what you physically saw was still the same character in a zombie movie.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Bloodyghost

    This game is full of win.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. M. K.

    Wait, this game is made by splash damage? The same guys behind ETQW?! Shit, than I’ll have to cancel my 360 preorder and start watching out for the pc specs… damn :(

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Lounds

    So there aiming for Tf2′s audience, because when I play that game it don’t matter how many times I die, its just fun to play

    #5 3 years ago