Initially appearing to be a bit more official than the standard placeholder
date, a Brink sweepstakes
page on GameStop's website declares the first-person shooter's release date as September 7, 2010. Publisher Bethesda Softworks tells Joystiq that the date should be "considered speculative." A representative for the company explained, "Often times retailers will assign a release date for a game that falls within the game's announced launch window. While we have announced that Brink
is due out in Fall 2010
, we have yet to announce an official release date for the game."
GameStop now notes on its Brink
page: "Official pricing and release dates have not been announced by the publisher. These are estimates only and subject to change."