Splash Damage Debunks Disney Marvel Game Rumours
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Yesterday, we ran a news story on Splash Damage's rumoured secret project following Brink, which pointed to the UK developer working with Disney on a new Marvel game. The speculation surrounding the project seemed to have an air of possibility about it, as it was said to be an "unannounced project for a major entertainment brand" and "based on one of the biggest American pop culture brands of the last 50 years".

That sounded like Disney and Marvel to us, but Splash Damage's Paul Wedgwood has nipped the rumours in the bud, replying to a tweet from VG247's News Ed, Johnny Cullen, asking whether the story was true or complete arse. Here's Wedgwood's response: "Yes. We're not working with Disney. We're not building a pop culture IP. We're only using BRINK tech for BRINK updates atm".

So, there'll be no Disney/Marvel game using the Brink engine, and Splash Damage isn't working with Disney or any kind of popular culture IP. Consider that rumour duly, resolutely debunked! Bam!

[Thanks, Brian]


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Comment #1 by Arron114
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:46:03 AM
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"Like the idea of a Brink engine Marvel title? "

No , not one bit.

Best news today.

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Comment #2 by Richie82 [STAFF]
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:47:39 AM
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@1 - Haha! Fair enough!

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Comment #3 by Akuza
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 08:58:34 AM
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Yay =D

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Comment #4 by aosiding
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:11:33 AM
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Rich that picture just makes me want the game even more

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Comment #5 by the action frampton
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:21:07 AM
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Yeah I agree with #1 - I don't want to see any other game EVER use the BRINK engine. What a terrible game.

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Comment #6 by Richie82 [STAFF]
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:30:30 AM
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@4 - It is an awesome picture! :)

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Comment #7 by Ashes in Fall
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:38:15 AM
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I don't understand the hate Brink gets. Sure, it had a very rocky start. But it seems like no one even bothered to play the actual multiplayer. Did everyone just play the "campaign" to get their 1000? The patch that came out 4-5 days after launch made the online work almost flawlessly.

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Comment #8 by Arron114
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 09:57:09 AM
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@7 let me help you understand

worst AI i have ever witnessed. At one point I thought my team was planning a coup because they sure as shit wasn’t helping me.

It’s boring

It looks pretty shit and everyone has weird shaped heads

the online is crap the match making is crap.

Did I mention the AI?

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Comment #9 by Ashes in Fall
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 10:01:44 AM
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Why do ypu have AI? Obviously you aren't playing multiplayer. The graphics are actually nice when the textures load, which a patch addressed and you're honestly graspig at straws when complaining about the art style.

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Comment #10 by Arron114
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 10:26:13 AM
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Why do I have AI? well like I stated the online and matchmaking is crap and secondly I don’t know 3 people that would play that crap never mind enough to fill a full team. Admit it , its shite. Noone will hate you for it.

Regardless of that . You're defending a game yet stating you have to subsidise for shit AI? Surely thats you admiting its flawed?

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Comment #11 by Glenster
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 10:34:31 AM
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I completely agree that the AI in Brink are broken. I got so frustrated in some matches. Made the Solo challenges even more frustrating. I called Zombie Bullshit so much on that game.

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Comment #12 by Terrin
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 11:41:17 AM
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I tried to like brink when the dlc came out I went online and could only find a few people actually playing the game so even though I attempted mp I still had to deal with crappy ai

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Comment #13 by Spanish Assault
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 11:52:00 AM
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Why all the hate for Brink...visually it was beautiful. Ai was weird at times but I enjoyed that game overall.

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Comment #14 by Ashes in Fall
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 12:07:24 PM
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I won't argue with the AI being bad, but the patches made the multiplayer very smooth. Agents of Change was a great DLC and there are still plenty of people playing it.

People are really fucking bad though so maybe that's why everyone hates it

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Comment #15 by Ashes in Fall
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 12:13:20 PM
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Every game has flaws. Brink just happens to have shit AI. However, playing online negates that and plenty of people play it. I can get into full games at 3 in the morning so either there are a decent amount of people playing it, or the matchmaking is really good.

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Comment #16 by Hydrocannon
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 01:51:39 PM
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Shouldv'e said "Bampf" instead of "Bam! " :-)

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Comment #17 by secretkaos187
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 03:08:17 PM
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I was sooo hoping that when I clicked on this link that I was gonna read that Marvel was gonna partake in some sorta FPSish MP new IP...*POP* went my bubble!!! :(

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Comment #18 by bigbear2face
Friday, November 18, 2011 @ 06:56:41 PM
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I'm always hoping for more good superhero games so hearing they AREN'T even attempting to make one is disappointing.

As far as Brink is concerned, I never played it. However, I have a couple friends who have terrible taste in games and even they didn't play it past the first day.

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Comment #20 by brokenaesthetic
Saturday, November 19, 2011 @ 05:40:39 AM
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Lol can of spam above!

On topic though, I totally understand about the broken to hell AI, and when I tried multiplayer I could only find games with very few people so still dealing with the broken AI, but as a game I really did like it. Though I can see exactly why people hate the game too. It could have been perfect had the AI been up to the task.

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Comment #21 by Ihazcandy4you
Tuesday, November 22, 2011 @ 11:38:15 PM
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A game having flaws hardly means it's shit. Use your brain.

MW3 has flaws.
Batman has flaws (yes I did)
Skyrim has flaws

Grow up. Hating a game because cool to hate is pathetic.

Brink tried to a lot of new things and what worked was good fun.

I NEVER Had an issue getting into full/semi full matches once I started playing free play..

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Comment #22 by LeafRaider
Thursday, February 02, 2012 @ 11:44:40 AM
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@21 The game is a flaw with a few good bits.

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