DUST 514 is supposed to offer an easy entry point for those intimidated by sister experience EVE Online – but we’ve got to be honest, we’re not sure it’s going to achieve its aims. We’ve sat pondering this article for over an hour, and we're still struggling to find an easy way to summarise the PS3 exclusive's next big update.
Alright, so we’re being a little bit facetious – but DUST 514 is still an incredibly complicated game. The first-person shooter is attempting some incredible things technologically, but we’re just not convinced the average gamer is going to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.
For those that do care, though, the game’s next big update will integrate Corporations from the PC MMO. Essentially, this will allow you to form clans or teams which exist in both DUST 514 and EVE Online – remember, the universes are seamlessly synchronised.
Corporations can include players from both games, regardless of platform. Whoever creates the clan, will instantly be promoted to the CEO of it. Unfortunately, not all of the Corporation tools will be accessible in DUST 514 immediately – however, you'll be able to recruit an EVE Online player as your right-hand man to essentially give you access to all the management features you need.
Of course, if we lost you at “facetious” then none of this is going to appeal to you – which is why DUST 514 needs to be an amazing game in addition to being an amazing experiment. We love what CCP Games is trying to achieve here, but even we’re struggling to understand the full extent of it...