CCP's kicking off the new year with a closed beta for its upcoming PS3 exclusive 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 said that registrants will be tossed into a "pool of participants", with not everyone guaranteed entry. We're assuming that those players with a greater investment in Eve Online will be more likely to get access — similarly to the way Lightbox Interactive rewarded frequent Warhawk players with access to the Starhawk beta late last year.

The freemium PS3 shooter is due out in the Spring of this year, with a PS Vita release also in the pipeline.