Bethesda pushes us to the Brink a little early

In a world where we are bombarded with delay notifications, postponed release dates and the constant threat of vapourware, it’s lovely that someone like Bethesda can buck the trend. Today, they’ve come out and confirmed that the eagerly-anticipated first-person shooter Brink will be released one week early, worldwide.

North America will get its hands on the game on May 10th (rather than May 17th), Australia on May 12th, and Europe and New Zealand on May 13th.

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…and the reason for the date being brought forward? I’ll let Pete Hines, VP of PR and Marketing for Bethesda explain that one:

“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.”

See, there are some nice people left in the industry after all!

Brink will be released on Xbox 360, PS3 and Games for Windows, from Splash Damage.

…if you wanted to take a slightly more cynical perspective, let’s look at the calendar. May 17th – Brink‘s original North American release date, already has another release pencilled in. That’s when Rockstar are bringing the long-overdue L.A. Noire to retail in that region. Coincidence?


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