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News: CCP Games Deploys DUST 514 Open Beta on 22nd January

CCP Games Deploys DUST 514 Open Beta on 22nd January

Just the beginning

CCP Games’ ambitious free-to-play first-person shooter DUST 514 will fire into open beta on 22nd January, the developer has announced. The news comes just weeks after the PlayStation 3 exclusive merged servers with its companion PC MMO, Eve Online. It’s all rather exciting stuff. "The launch of the Dust 514 open beta is...

News: DUST 514 Staying in Closed Beta Until 2013

DUST 514 Staying in Closed Beta Until 2013

Fermenting like a fine wine

Jack Tretton must have got his dates muddled up. CCP Games’ ambitious free-to-play first-person shooter DUST 514 will not launch later this month like the executive stated in an interview in September – instead it will stay in closed beta throughout the rest of 2012. "We'll be in closed beta for the rest of the...

News: Follow the Way of the Mercenary with DUST 514

Follow the Way of the Mercenary with DUST 514

Complex combat

Free-to-play might mean “social games” to some developers – but not CCP Games. The upcoming DUST 514 is easily one of the most complex releases in the pipeline for PlayStation 3, and it won’t cost you a penny to play. This brand new trailer talks you through the process of getting set-up and prepared for battle. The level of...

News: CCP Games: DUST 514 Took Guts on Sony's Part

CCP Games: DUST 514 Took Guts on Sony's Part

Uncharted territory

Few titles are as ambitious as CCP Games’ upcoming DUST 514. The PlayStation 3 exclusive intends to merge the universe between two disparate games – a feat which the Icelandic developer believes took real “guts on Sony’s part”. Asked what drew the studio to the PS3 in the first place, CCP’s Jon Lander told us: “It...

News: DUST 514 Deploying Next Month According to Sony Executive

DUST 514 Deploying Next Month According to Sony Executive

Reload

CCP Games’ ambitious free-to-play PS3 shooter DUST 514 is almost ready to emerge from its year-long multiplayer beta. According to SCEA president Jack Tretton, the ambitious title is set to attack the PlayStation Store next month. The executive was speaking on FOX Business as part of an interview about Sony’s PS3 and Vita strategy...

News: Pledge Your Corporate Allegiance in DUST 514

Pledge Your Corporate Allegiance in DUST 514

Social politics

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...

News: DUST 514: Neocom Details Enter the Atmosphere

DUST 514: Neocom Details Enter the Atmosphere

Never stop playing

DUST 514: Neocom is not a PlayStation Vita version of CCP Games’ upcoming free-to-play shooter – but it is an interesting idea nonetheless. The application will allow you to interact with various elements of the PS3 game, including load-outs, messages and more. While the download won’t necessarily feature any gameplay, it...

News: DUST 514 Beta Clashes with Eve Online This Month

DUST 514 Beta Clashes with Eve Online This Month

Boom

CCP Games will be hoping nothing explodes when it moves the DUST 514 beta onto a standalone test server with hardcore PC MMO EVE Online later this month. The move – pencilled in for 21st August – will coincide with the beta’s latest update, allowing players of both games to communicate in real-time and exchange messages with each other...

News: DUST 514's Mercenary Pack Guarantees Early Beta Access

DUST 514's Mercenary Pack Guarantees Early Beta Access

Pay to play

If you simply can’t wait to get your hands on CCP’s upcoming free-to-play PSN shooter DUST 514, then the Icelandic developer has a rather tantalising proposition for you. Stump up the cash for the title’s impending Mercenary Pack and you’ll be guaranteed early access to the game’s closed beta. You’ll also score a wealth of...

News: CCP Giving Away 10,000 Beta Keys for DUST 514

CCP Giving Away 10,000 Beta Keys for DUST 514

No place like Home

Those of you that are eager to check out CCP Games' upcoming PS3 exclusive DUST 514 might want to boot up PlayStation Home at some point soon. To celebrate the launch of its brand new hub within Sony's virtual world, CCP is handing out “All Access” beta passes to the first 10,000 users who visit the space. Meanwhile, the...

News: DUST 514 Diary Details Cross-Platform Compatibility

DUST 514 Diary Details Cross-Platform Compatibility

Breaking barriers

DUST 514 is probably the most ambitious game announced for PlayStation 3 right now. The free-to-play title – which ties directly into hardcore PC MMO EVE Online – sees you forming allegiances with other players and fighting over meaningful locations in the game's universe. The title's ambition is so great that it’s hard to...

News: CCP Opens Beta Registrations for DUST 514

CCP Opens Beta Registrations for DUST 514

Can you Adam and Eve it?

CCP Games has kicked off the beta registration process for its upcoming PS3 exclusive DUST 514. The title – which ambitiously ties into PC MMO Eve Online – is set to get a free PSN release this summer, but the developer needs help finalising its code. Eve Online members will be given first priority, followed by attendees...

News: Eve Online FanFest Attendees to Scoop DUST 514 Beta Access

Eve Online FanFest Attendees to Scoop DUST 514 Beta Access

Front of the queue

Those that attended the recent Eve Online FanFest event in Iceland will be amongst the first external players to get beta access to CCP’s uber-ambitious free-to-play downloadable shooter DUST 514. Currently the only people with access to the title are internal Sony testers. FanFest attendees are set to be invited soon, with an...

News: CCP Teases Vita Controller Support for DUST 514

CCP Teases Vita Controller Support for DUST 514

Wii too

CCP’s free-to-play PSN exclusive DUST 514 is already aiming to reinvent cross-platform compatibility with its hooks into PC MMO Eve Online, but it appears its list of innovative features will not end there. Chatting on the latest episode of the PlayStation Blogcast, CCP’s David Reid teased that the game may take advantage of the Vita as...

News: Feast Your Eyes on 30 Minutes of DUST 514

Feast Your Eyes on 30 Minutes of DUST 514

The future

Developer CCP debuted 30 minutes of DUST 514 footage as part of a keynote at its EVE Fanfest event last night. The footage shows off everything from the game’s lobby system right through to its interaction with PC MMO Eve Online. While the gunplay looks decent, it’s the cross-platform integration that’s really the star of the...

News: Sony Considering Microtransactions, Item Trading For DUST 514

Sony Considering Microtransactions, Item Trading For DUST 514

CCP Games' upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter, DUST 514, is so ambitious that nobody really knows how to promote it

The freemium EVE Online crossover sounds amazing in theory, but we're worried it's going to take a college course on the subject to communicate just why the shooter is so special. It's unsurprising, then, that developer CCP Games feels that it's "breaking new ground"..

News: CCP Opens Closed Beta Registrations For DUST 514

CCP Opens Closed Beta Registrations For DUST 514

CCP's announced that it has opened closed beta sign-ups for its upcoming, uber-ambitious PlayStation 3 exclusive persistent shooter MMO, DUST 514

Current registrations are exclusive to subscribers of the developer's PC MMO, Eve Online — which makes sense given the two title's promised interoperability. If you are an Eve Online subscriber though, don't assume that you're guaranteed access; CCP's..