Bethesda Calls Its Splash Damage Shooter A "Genre-Breaker" Killer App

Bethesda Softworks is growing, adding titles like Wet and Rogue Warrior to its role-playing game heavy portfolio. It's also expanding on its hype, touting the Splash Damage-developed first-person shooter it's publishing in a big way.

We're going to get our first taste of the game at this year's E3, but Bethesda's European managing director Sean Brennan has already stoked the hype engines for the unannounced title.

"We're not announcing the name yet, but it's a first-person shooter," Brennan tells GamesIndustry.biz in a new interview. "That's a product that we believe is a genre-breaker, it's a real killer app. From a quality perspective we're pitching that along the same lines as Fallout 3."

Why the secrecy?

"We've kept it under lock and key, there are so many innovative features in there we don't want to reveal them too soon," Brennan explains. "We've spent significant resources developing the title. And that's a great example of our European work."

Splash Damage is best known for its work on Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory. While I wouldn't rule out Fallout: Enemy Territory, Bethesda's expansion into a wider range of products—and personal hopes for something new and truly killer app description worthy—would lead me to believe that the developer has something more interesting up its collective sleeve.

Bethesda's Sean Brennan Part One [GamesIndustry.biz]