Splash Damage today announced Dirty Bomb, a new free-to-play multiplayer shooter in development for PC from the U.K. studio.
Warchest was founded by former Splash Damage CEO Paul Wedgwood and current board advisor for the studio Richard Jolly in April of this year. Both Warchest and Splash Damage will bring new multiplayer titles to the table for iOS, PC and consoles. The first of these is RAD Soldiers for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, said by the publisher to be coming soon.
Dirty Bomb will be powered by Fireteam, a single back-end service designed to easily integrate online features into games across Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Mac, iOS and Android platforms. The system also offers developers the ability to include in-game microtransaction tools and provides an analytics tool for developers to receive statistics regarding player activities, according to the service's site. Fireteam is headed by Splash Damage studio director Stephen Gaffney, while Splash Damage co-founder Arnout van Meer is the chief technical officer.
Little information is known about the upcoming game beyond its short teaser video; However, it appears to take place in London, England and features recognizable attractions such as the famed Gherkin skyscraper in London's financial district.
Users can now reserve their player name on the game's official website.