Dust 514 Vita will be a companion app

Not an online FPS - yet.

Dust 514 won't be the same experience on PS3 as it is on Vita, detective Eurogamer has discovered.

On Vita, at least to begin with, Dust 514 will be a companion app for the PS3 game.

"On Vita we will have a companion app," clarified Dust 514 executive producer Brandon Laurino in an interview with Eurogamer.

"At the most basic level, you can do transactions on the market; equip and customise your character, your vehicles; set up strategies with your friends and Corporation members - all of these sort of companion functions on the go.

"We're also exploring all of the super fun exciting stuff - interesting gameplay opportunities and things like that. But we're not ready to talk about that."

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Dust might be faithfully replicated on Vita one day.

Dust 514 on Vita will be continually updated post-launch, just as Dust 514 will be on PS3.

"As we continue to explore what the possibilities are, between Vita and PS3, of which there are many, we'll keep updating the app with stuff like that over time."

But, no, you definitely won't be running around shooting people in Dust 514 Vita when the companion app launches.

When Dust 514 will launch on PS3 isn't set in stone yet. There's still testing to be done. But it will be a 2012 launch, Laurino confirmed.

"As we continue to explore what the possibilities are, between Vita and PS3, of which there are many, we'll keep updating the app with stuff like that over time."

Brandon Laurino

Will Dust 514 appear on Vita at the same time? "We haven't decided that yet."

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