Nexon, developers behind hugely popular titles such as Vindictus and Mabinogi, have announced the closed beta date for their highly anticipated free MMOFPS title, Extraction. Originally developed by Splash Damage and named Dirty Bomb, Extraction represents a new era of MMOFPS gaming with balance and community involvement as the founding principles.
The developers are using a custom built statistics gathering engine, Echo. This system records every single aspect of game play across all maps, with all gear and weapon loadouts. This powerful tool gives developers complete transparency in regards to balance issues and certain problems with the maps.
The community have been highly involved thus far. Posting problems and ideas on the forums on a regular basis. The developers can then compare these thoughts and ideas to the information gathered by Echo, a system that has already seen huge improvements and fixes across the game.