More lofty claims from developer Splash Damage, as the latest developer diary for Brink boasts that the game blurs the lines of genre beyond definition.

The game certainly blurs the line between single-player and multiplayer at least. As a bad online shooter player, I appreciate being able to advance offline as well as online. It gives players without mad skills a chance to experience the whole of the game, unlike some shooters where the weapon and equipment unlocks achieved only through online play will forever remain out of reach.

But completely doing away with genre as we know it? It's still a shooter, isn't it?