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Breaking: Brink Releasing a Week Early!


We're very excited to announce that Brink's release date is moving up a whole week - the game is now set to be released on May 10 in the US, and May 13 in Europe and Australia. What's the occasion? Well, let's have the press release do the talking, shall we?

"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."

Great stuff! Check out the full press release here.

95 Comments

Total awesomeness!!!:D
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:34
What!!!!!!!! hell yes.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:34
Holy Goodness!! If that isn't proof of God i don't know what is!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:37
Seriously? Bloody Awesome!!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:39
that is all
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:42
Badman, does this mean that Brink is gone Gold?
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:45
Checks date,... no, April 11th,... not April 1st! Woot!!!1!! Do you guys think my wife would like it as a late mother's day gift???
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:46
Thank god, same day as La noir was murder!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:50
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Bethesda just send me an email saying that Brink will release one-week earlier than planned. New dates: North America: May 10, Europe May 13
:D http://twitter.com/#!/brinkgame/statuses/57463663828803585
Brink release date moved up by one week!! Now releasing on May 10th in North America and May 13th in Europe
Holy crap YES beaten, haha AWESOME
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:52
nice! On less week of anticipation :)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:53
This sure was something :)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 16:56
Can´t still believe it, but it seems its true! So GREAT!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:01
thats good news for once also its most likely they just decided to release it as is,and then do a 0 day patch or a week delayed patch if they released it same day as witcher 2 and La Noire, the sales would have been a lot lower.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:05
That's a relief, each day I'm waiting this game seems to last a month :eek:
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:12
YEAH!! cant wait!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:26
WOOOO :stroggtapir: :stroggtapir: :stroggtapir: [size="20"]Awesomeness[/size]
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:31
thats good news for once also its most likely they just decided to release it as is,and then do a 0 day patch or a week delayed patch if they released it same day as witcher 2 and La Noire, the sales would have been a lot lower.
I will be surprised if there is a patch that soon. Brink has been in testing for close to six months now. Maybe at the end of the first week, after it has been thrown out into the wild.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:35
First time ever I heard that a game will be released EARLIER lol
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:37
Awesome stuff is awesome. Now looking for an image to post here... Edit:
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:46
Awesome stuff is awesome. Now looking for an image to post here...
Here is one: http://static.zenimax.com/bethblog/upload/2011/04/brinkdatechange.jpg I can't get imageshack to host it for some reason.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:49
:cool: [SIZE="5"]cool[/SIZE] So instead of AFTER finals it's DURING finals. :eek: I guess I'll be a week behind everyone
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:49
there ya go
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:51
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! Why tho? :P I thought there wasn't even time to finish the 16 character + xp transaction thingy. :D PS: The site with a news has a huge banner... with the old date. :D http://www.splashdamage.com/node/778
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:54
This is probably some of the best news ever.. well regarding games anyways.. but i have one concern. i live in denmark. and i have checked the gamestop web page, and it still says 20th of may. anyone have the same problem?
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:54
Great news, not a bad way to start the week at all. :D @ John_Doe Retailers will take a day or two to update their sites normally (at least), every major US retailer still has the old date as well. That is normal, they don't have people scouring game news sites for stuff like this. The distributor will call them and they will update their street dates then.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:55
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHH! Why tho? :P I thought there wasn't even time to finish the 16 character + xp transaction thingy. :D
Haha, good one :D I hope they take one week off now, so they can be all fresh and motivated when it comes to patching stuff asap ;)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:55
Awesomeness!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:58
13 is my lucky number :D, finally something good to talk about. GL&HF
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 17:58
Gosh darn it! Now i gotta rebook my vacation.........................
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:00
Thanks Maawdawg. i was worried there for a bit...
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:04
the news was posted here and at Bethesda forum before an Official post, not everyone has that twitter feed, it's likely some of the SD people are just as surprised as us
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:06
Excellent news but I'm going to be an unashamedly selfish dick here and ask how it's going to affect the PC release? I'm guessing the early release is a result of the console certification going perfectly, that certification period of course was also the PC tweaking window. Of course if we'll see some rolling patches on the PC version over the first few months (rather than synchronised patches with consoles) or the PC version is also complete in SDs eyes then this is largely moot.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:07
it's obvious bethesda did this because of LA noir and the witcher2 ;)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:09
Excellent news but I'm going to be an unashamedly selfish dick here and ask how it's going to affect the PC release? I'm guessing the early release is a result of the console certification going perfectly, that certification period of course was also the PC tweaking window. Of course if we'll see some rolling patches on the PC version over the first few months (rather than synchronised patches with consoles) or the PC version is also complete in SDs eyes then this is largely moot.
I had so wanted to post that Badman meant to say that the release date had been pushed up for the console versions only, but figured I would be lynched most certainly and decided against it...
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:12
it's obvious bethesda did this because of LA noir and the witcher2 ;)
More like cos of DNF delay
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:14
Kinjal, I was wondering that myself.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:16
A reverse delay? Hells freakin yeah. Of course, now this pushes up my 'Build a computer' time but I'm not mad.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:22
I had so wanted to post that Badman meant to say that the release date had been pushed up for the console versions only, but figured I would be lynched most certainly and decided against it...
We don't know the full details so I see no need for drama but it's a fair question given what we've already been told about how the PC stuff is coming last*. *I understand this doesn't mean ALL PC stuff was coming last, just the stuff that made no sense to develop when working on 3 platforms.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:24
w00t! :D This is great news. :)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:58
Awesome! Now to readjust my countdown clock settings.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 18:58
best news i've heard days!!! god bless splash damage!!!
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:26
Awesome! Now to readjust my countdown clock settings.
Hah, it's even better in GIF form. :D
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:29
This needs to be an easter egg that pops up on monitors in the game.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:31
aaaawwwweeeeeessssssooooommmmmmeeeeeee!!!!!!!! Now I gotta hurry on my website a bit more :<
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:35
Does anyone know what time of day the game will get released on steam? I don't want to take the day off just for the game to be released at 5pm...
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:36
Does anyone know what time of day the game will get released on steam? I don't want to take the day off just for the game to be released at 5pm...
AMEN BROTHA preach it! But serious business.... when should we leave work?
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:40
Awesome! :stroggbanana: That is one less week of anguish to endure.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:45
Hey Double D, you and I have the same plan about a vacation day! I got mine on D2D though, so not only do I have to see how busy those servers get and how long it'll take to download, but then I guess I still need to activate it with Steam after I get it anyway. You know us ETQW players have been waiting a long time for Brink and it's great news to have it a little earlier than expected. Poor Cankor will probably explode when release finally gets here! :) =GzR=Zarlor
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:51
Y (<@_@<) e (^@_@^) s (>@_@>) :oppressor: :eek:
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:56
Bethesda did not want to release simultaneously with LA Noire, that`s what it is. You say you`re excited and ****, but anybody with half an ear can hear splashers gnashing their teeth. More stress, crunch mode now cranked up to 11, no sleep for the wicked.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 19:59
Hey Double D, you and I have the same plan about a vacation day! I got mine on D2D though, so not only do I have to see how busy those servers get and how long it'll take to download, but then I guess I still need to activate it with Steam after I get it anyway. You know us ETQW players have been waiting a long time for Brink and it's great news to have it a little earlier than expected. Poor Cankor will probably explode when release finally gets here! :) =GzR=Zarlor
Hey Zarlor, Lazorr, Lorzar and all those nifty names, D2D? Whats that? What day exactly are you taking off?
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 20:00
Wow...a whole week earlier makes the world of difference for me, just as soon as the Gears of War 3 Beta closes, soon enough after I'll be able to get my hands on BRINK...fantastic, May is gonna be one hell of a month...
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 20:13
Awesome stuff is awesome. Now looking for an image to post here... Edit:
hahaha I am so happy for the great news this is what fps are, Splashdamage you are fuc*ing awesome i love ya guys :stroggbanana::stroggbanana::stroggbanana:
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 20:19
Awesome! Now to readjust my countdown clock settings.
^^ :D I just installed a new graphic Card AMD Radeon HD 6870 1024MB should do the job? one thing im missing ;D its to preorder the game dvd any suggestion for a better deal place to buy it ? (im in canada)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 20:19
Does anyone who preorded through steam have a timer until release as that might clear up the release time?
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 20:31
Hey Zarlor, Lazorr, Lorzar and all those nifty names, D2D? Whats that? What day exactly are you taking off?
Just rearrange the letters in Zarlor and you have my smurf names: RazorL, Lazorr, Rolraz :cool: D2D is Direct2Drive and they had a 20% off all FPS games the other week, so Brink only cost me $40. Since Brink is a Steamworks game I think either I download it from D2D and then activate it in Steam, or someone else said I might get an activation code from D2D which I use to download it in Steam? I'm not quite sure, but I would like to know what time it'll go live in Steam too.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 20:47
Just rearrange the letters in Zarlor and you have my smurf names: RazorL, Lazorr, Rolraz :cool: D2D is Direct2Drive and they had a 20% off all FPS games the other week, so Brink only cost me $40. Since Brink is a Steamworks game I think either I download it from D2D and then activate it in Steam, or someone else said I might get an activation code from D2D which I use to download it in Steam? I'm not quite sure, but I would like to know what time it'll go live in Steam too.
Do you think that the downloadable forms of brink be available earlier? So that on release they are activated and playable.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 21:06
So certain things were cut due to time and now it's bumped up a week? Seems rather odd to me but hey I guess I can't complain. Better then a delay :)
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 21:31
I imagine things that were cut were not a matter of one week of work.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 21:42
This has just made my day. Thank you, Splash Damage and Bethesda.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 21:45
[DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!!] But wait, what about Paul's Dad?! May 17th is his birthday, right?! Also, whydmer won't be geting his midnight launch game.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 21:52
I bet it's finished and it's just a matter of production at the moment. And infrastructure.
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 22:22
Congratulations people at Splash Damage. These last weeks are going be very excisting/hectic for all of us and you offcourse :D
Posted on 11 April, 2011 - 22:36
In heat of the moment, I was excited enough to start a petition thanking SD for moving up the game, I know it was uber nerdy to do it but in case anyone wants to sign it: http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/New-Brink-Release-Date/
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 00:10
YYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!:stroggbanana::stroggbanana:
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 00:15
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 00:51
[DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!!] But wait, what about Paul's Dad?! May 17th is his birthday, right?! Also, whydmer won't be geting his midnight launch game.
Well Paul will have to make amends with his Dad, I on the other hand will most definitely be playing at 0030 on the 17th now... (never doubt me Herandar!).
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 01:07
What a Monday. =D
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 01:13
... Poor Cankor will probably explode when release finally gets here! :) =GzR=Zarlor
..anndddddd I'm spent.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 02:48
[quote=beute;277302]it's obvious bethesda did this because of LA noir and the witcher2 ;)
More like cos of DNF delay Well, ye to both, probably. Definitely think it's advantages despite the confusion.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 02:58
Well Paul will have to make amends with his Dad, I on the other hand will most definitely be playing at 0030 on the 17th now... (never doubt me Herandar!).
I scheduled the 17th off, so it's a date. I'll see you then.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 03:24
So now that you're gold (I assume you're gold?)... What were the celebrations at SD Towers? Plenty of alcoholic shennanigans??
First time ever I heard that a game will be released EARLIER lol
LoL technically it was delayed twice so..... heh... I guess this means hopefully we'll stop seeing any more "Request for feature" threads?! DOUBT IT!!
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 04:25
So certain things were cut due to time and now it's bumped up a week? Seems rather odd to me but hey I guess I can't complain. Better then a delay :)
what was cut due to time?
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 05:55
they're probably afraid of Witcher 2, which is released on 17th :D
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 06:37
This is really really annoying to me. Now I have to drive home, give my mom the receipt, and have her get the game while I'm 2 hours away waiting for my last final at the end of the week. And how am I going to make sure that she gets the code? There is a chance it that it could be for the wrong console or that she mistakes it for something else. There is no defined look for Steam codes unlike Xbox codes, which are 5 parts 5 digits. Oh in other unrelated, uplifting news, I got into Digipen Institute of Technology, so it all balances itself out.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 06:57
You guys are nuts. Releasing early. What is this ****? Releasing early. *scoffs*
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 07:25
Great news SD. As a console player my pesimism alarms are now going off, after seeing what a rushed release date did to GG with KZ3. Since its delayed already and U guys are the only dev to release 'when its ready'. I guess 'ITS READY' :D Thankyou.. Time to adjust my leave dates. :stroggbanana:
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 07:48
OMG, how many times did they change the release date now!? Seriously!
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 09:41
You can start to play it on the 20th if that fits you more :D
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 09:52
Don't worry.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 12:43
OMG, how many times did they change the release date now!? Seriously!
Lol, better not be waiting for DukeNukem, right tok ;)
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 12:48
Man this sucks. Serenade and Retsy organised a party. I got my tux ,Catering, OCB Special Haggis,Irn Bru,beer,Cheesy wotsis,Strippers(Gee666) and a few barrels of Red Bull all organised.:mad: Damn you guys Retsy and Nady are going to be pissed.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 14:00
we need like a countdown timer ont he website
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 14:01
That's raw.
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 14:24
Man this sucks. Serenade and Retsy organised a party. I got my tux ,Catering, OCB Special Haggis,Irn Bru,beer,Cheesy wotsis,Strippers(Gee666) and a few barrels of Red Bull all organised.:mad: Damn you guys Retsy and Nady are going to be pissed.
Oh yes, the launch party. What's up with that Retsy?
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 14:37
You mixed up the links, but thanks !
Posted on 12 April, 2011 - 17:41
Man this sucks. Serenade and Retsy organised a party. I got my tux ,Catering, OCB Special Haggis,Irn Bru,beer,Cheesy wotsis,Strippers(Gee666) and a few barrels of Red Bull all organised.:mad: Damn you guys Retsy and Nady are going to be pissed.
ffs that really sux. I have planned my holiday specially in such way that I return on 19th :( Now I will miss the 1st week. SD, if you set a date, PLEASE stick to it, damn it! In BOTH directions.
Posted on 15 April, 2011 - 14:21
i am not cancelling gee666's sausage show on account of the earlier release date... the party is still on the 21st i am so mad that i am not even adding a tapir to the end of my post. *points accusingly at badman*
Posted on 15 April, 2011 - 18:23
i am not cancelling gee666's sausage show on account of the earlier release date... the party is still on the 21st i am so mad that i am not even adding a tapir to the end of my post. *points accusingly at badman*
......sorry what?
Posted on 15 April, 2011 - 18:27
Man this sucks. Serenade and Retsy organised a party. I got my tux ,Catering, OCB Special Haggis,Irn Bru,beer,Cheesy wotsis,Strippers(Gee666) and a few barrels of Red Bull all organised.:mad: Damn you guys Retsy and Nady are going to be pissed.
:stroggbanana:oh you're shakin' your money maker on the 21st:stroggbanana:
Posted on 16 April, 2011 - 15:53
You can start to play it on the 20th if that fits you more :D
tokamak booked holiday from 20th, you didn't know?
Posted on 16 April, 2011 - 20:11
:stroggbanana:oh you're shakin' your money maker on the 21st:stroggbanana:
Sorry so it's not bad enough that I hve people looking to get photos of me in a dress, I am now to be stripping and god knows what a sausage show is ....Am...Am I the forum slut? :rolleyes:
Posted on 17 April, 2011 - 16:23
tokamak booked holiday from 20th, you didn't know?
No he didn't. He's mad and not getting the game.
Posted on 17 April, 2011 - 20:47
Hence the holiday.
Posted on 17 April, 2011 - 20:58