'EVE Online' shooter 'Dust 514' revealed as PlayStation exclusive
Tuesday 07 June 2011
Dust 514, a planet-invading first person shooter that links in with the huge Mac and PC game
EVE Online, is to arrive on PlayStation 3 by May 2012 with an accompanying tie-in for the PlayStation Vita handheld.
Spaceship pilots playing EVE Online will be able to engage the mercenary footsoldiers of Dust 514, and battles in each game are capable of affecting the other.
"I come from Iceland, a place known for spilling volcanic dust, impacting your transatlantic flights," said Hilmar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, raising a laugh from the Electronic Entertainment Expo audience on June 6.
"I'm here to talk about a different type of dust release," he continued. "We're taking a console shooter and connecting it directly to a PC MMO. This is one universe, one war."
Dust 514 will receive various content expansions post-release but, unlike many other console games, those expansions will be free of charge.
Instead of relying on up-front payments or employing a monthly subscription, funding for extra content comes from in-game purchases made as players bolster their weapon and vehicle selections.
Set for a summer 2012 release (i.e., June - August), Dust 514 will avoid a direct clash with Mass Effect 3's March 6 debut, but Sony will need to juggle it with another offworld combat title, Starhawk.
The game's initial trailer can be seen at Dust514.com.
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