Last night's E3 extravaganza was full of Move news, but one game that immediately stands out is Dust 514, a new shooter that links to the world of PC MMO EVE Online.
The Move-enabled shooter connects to the persistent universe of EVE Online, with the actions of PS3 players affecting the game's notoriously expansive economy, political factions and more. PC players will be able to team up with PS3 owners to engage in huge firefights, aerial combat and more, with full PlayStation Move and Sharp Shooter support in the PS3 version.
Dust 514 is down for a release in 2012, so stay tuned for plenty more PlayStation Move news.
CCP's REVOLUTIONARY PERSISTENT SHOOTER DUST 514 TO PREMIERE EXCLUSIVELY ON SONY PlayStation®3
DUST 514 Players on PS3 Can Topple Empires in CCP's Epic PC Game, EVE Online
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND and LOS ANGELES, CALIF., JUNE 6, 2011 - CCP and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced an agreement to bring the groundbreaking persistent shooter DUST 514® exclusively to PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system in Summer 2012. DUST 514 is the first console game to link players in real time with a multiplayer universe on the PC, CCP’s award winning sci-fi MMO EVE Online.
“The ability for Sony Computer Entertainment to partner with a developer like CCP, known for pushing the boundaries of creativity and innovation in the MMO genre, holds tremendous potential for the PlayStation 3 community,” said Rob Dyer, Senior Vice President, Sony Computer Entertainment of America. “We anticipate that DUST 514 will transform the landscape across PlayStation 3 and the PC, ushering in a new era of shared cross platform gaming.”
Currently in development and to be published by CCP, DUST 514 is a game of brutal ground combat and planetary conquest in which the actions of players on the PlayStation 3 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.
“When we set out to build a true persistent shooter for consoles, it was evident that Sony's dedication to providing a flexible and MMO-friendly platform
alongside a robust virtual goods business modelmade the PlayStation 3 the natural home for DUST 514," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "CCP's ambition is to bring a level of truly meaningful, persistent gameplay to the PlayStation 3 never before seen."
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.
In a departure from the traditional subscription or one-time purchase model, DUST 514 will be supported by revenues from the in-game sale of virtual goods, allowing players to purchase advanced weaponry, battle gear and vehicles using both earned virtual currency and real money from their PlayStation wallet.
Both Sony and CCP are participating in this year’s E3 Expo. Visit Sony at booths #4144 and #4532. CCP is available by appointment in meeting room #8105.
About DUST 514
DUST 514 is a persistent shooter from CCP Games, available exclusively for the Sony PlayStation 3. The first title to truly bridge the PC and console platforms, DUST 514 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. Learn more at www.dust514.com.