Dust 514

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: CCP
Developer: CCP
Release Date: May 14, 2013

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'DUST 514' (ALL) Now Accepting Beta Sign-ups

by Rainier on May 21, 2012 @ 1:12 a.m. PDT

Dust 514 is a console-based hybrid MMO/FPS set within the Eve universe featuring first-person shooter and RTS-style gameplay, and will interact with CCP’s MMO EVE Online.

DUST 514 is a persistent shooter that delivers an immersive experience of brutal ground combat and strategic planetary conquest set in the thriving universe of CCP’s science-fiction MMO for PC and Mac, EVE Online. In DUST 514, mercenaries on the ground wage war to acquire territory, resources and notoriety, forging and breaking agreements with the starship pilots of EVE Online as they work together in real-time to control vast regions of deep space. Players in EVE Online and DUST 514 share a realistic, player-driven economy. Every action in DUST 514 has real consequences that ripple across a persistent universe spanning thousands of star systems. In DUST 514, unlike in any other game, your actions can topple empires.

Players can register for beta access to its upcoming free-to-play first person shooter DUST 514.

If accepted, beta registrants will be notified with an email invitation and instructions on how to access the beta. Thousands of players have already been able to experience DUST 514 during its closed beta, and CCP is beginning to let limited numbers of players join the action. Select players from CCP's MMO EVE Online will gain entry into the DUST 514 beta this week, as well as all those who attended the EVE Fanfest convention in Iceland this past March. The beta will continue to expand throughout the summer, and CCP will discuss more details at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

DUST 514 is a game of brutal ground combat and planetary conquest in which the actions of players on the PS3 will have a profound and mutual effect on the fates of hundreds of thousands of PC gamers in the vast interstellar reaches of EVE Online.

With DUST 514, EVE's starship pilots can forge alliances with DUST 514 mercenaries to engage in fierce surface firefights to conquer territories on the planets of New Eden, which are common to both games. The actions of ground troops and orbiting attack fleets are tightly interwoven, with the real time actions of players in one game directly affecting the other. A single bullet fired on the planet below can pivot the balance of power in EVE Online. Every action has consequences, and every reaction has the potential to topple empires.

DUST 514 has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the unique capabilities of the PlayStation platform. Digitally distributed, the full game download will be available through the PlayStation Network (PSN). It will feature full support for PlayStation Move controller and PlayStation Move Sharp Shooter accessory, and over time will extend the game experience across the full PlayStation ecosystem to PlayStation Home and PS Vita.


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