DUST 514 News

Dust 514 moves to faster update schedule in bid to improve game

Dust 514 moves to faster update schedule in bid to improve game

"We listen to your feedback, as well as to feedback from the media."

Dust 514 developer CCP Games has announced it will shift to a more regular, near-monthly update cycle for its PlayStation 3-exclusive EVE Online spin-off.

The game's recent Uprising 1.1 version added a string of improvements to the release build, yet version 1.2 is not far behind, CCP said in a new blog post.

"We listen to your feedback, as well as to feedback from the media. As a result, we have decided to move into a faster, more iterative update cycle. We will be pushing out point releases (Update 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, etc.) on a near-monthly basis," Dust 514 creative director Atli Mar wrote.

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PlayStation 3 F2P shooter Dust 514 finally has a release date

PlayStation 3 free-to-play shooter Dust 514 launches on 14th May 2013, developer CCP Games has announced.

Dust 514 is a free download that connects to Eve Online, the space trading PC MMO also made by CCP Games.

The studio said players can expect an "ever-progressing" game that will be updated with new features and upgrades for years to come.

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What will Dust 514 do about PlayStation 4?

"Like Eve, we believe Dust is going to be a long-term service."

What does free-to-play online PS3 shooter Dust 514 do about PlayStation 4? The game lives on the PlayStation Network and connects to the nearly 10-year-old universe of Eve Online. Dust 514 isn't even out yet: it's in open beta. It can't have been built to simply end when PS4 takes over, can it?

PS3-exclusive FPS Dust 514 goes into open beta on 22nd January

The Dust 514 open beta begins on 22nd January 2013, CCP Games has announced.

All will be able to download the PlayStation 3-exclusive first-person shooter and play for free from that day. The news comes a few days after CCP merged Dust 514 with its PC space opera MMO Eve Online on the Tranquility server hosting the Eve universe.

"The launch of the Dust 514 Open Beta is another step towards our long-term vision for CCP and Eve," said CCP boss Hilmar Veigar Pétursson.

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Dust 514 to remain in closed beta until 2013

Dust 514 to remain in closed beta until 2013

"We want to make it as accessible as Call of Duty and Battlefield."

PlayStation 3-exclusive shooter Dust 514 will remain in closed beta for the rest of the year, developer CCP Games has told Eurogamer.

Early invites to try the EVE Online spin-off were sent out this summer - but a full launch (or even a move to open beta) won't happen until 2013.

"Things are going well," CCP Games exec David Reid said. "We'll be in closed beta through the end of 2012, but it won't take much longer. With a bet this big you want to get things right."

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Dust 514 beta opens to PlayStation Plus members tomorrow

The closed beta for free-to-play MMO shooter Dust 514 is going to be open to all PlayStation Plus members this week, Sony has announced.

In North America, it's going up today. For Europe, it'll be up tomorrow.

The beta lasts until 5th September, and those who partake in it will get a 50 per cent off discount on the Mercenary Pack DLC, making it €9 / £7 instead of €17.99 / £13.99.

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Dust 514 beta ready for move to Eve Online servers

Dust 514 beta ready for move to Eve Online servers

PC MMO and PS3 shooter about to collide.

PlayStation 3 sci-fi shooter Dust 514 is finally ready to merge with its parent game, hardcore spaceship MMO Eve Online.

Dust 514, currently in closed beta, is about to be moved from a standalone test server to developer CCP's live Eve Online matrix.

The move, due 21st August, will coincide with the release of Dust 514's new "Precursor" build. Players of both games will then be able to chat in real time and exchange in-game mail.

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Second Dust 514 PS3 beta goes live today

Second Dust 514 PS3 beta goes live today

As an Indie Pedants Day celebration or something.

The second PS3 Dust 514 beta event starts a day early as an Independence Day celebration, which means it's live right now!

It runs until Sunday, 8th July.

Sign up - or sing up - for it on the official Dust 514 website.

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Dust 514 purchasable Mercenary Pack guarantees beta access

Dust 514 purchasable Mercenary Pack guarantees beta access

Gives £30 of extra game content for £13.99.

PlayStation 3 online shooter Dust 514 will be free to play and free to download. But there's also the option of buying it.

Specifically, you'll be able to buy the Mercenary Pack, for £13.99, from tomorrow in Europe.

It's effectively a booster pack stuffed with around $50 of content ranging from exclusive armour and weapons, to items and ability boosters. The Mercenary Pack contents are listed below.

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How exactly will Dust 514 and Eve Online work together?

CCP beams about its four-and-a-half-year roadmap.

Dust 514, the free PS3 online shooter, will share the same universe (server cluster) as spaceship MMO Eve Online. And the two games will interact. That's been the big selling point of Dust 514 since it was announced.

Dust 514 beta release date revealed

Dust 514 beta release date revealed

Vita companion app, PlayStation Home integration.

The first beta event for online PlayStation 3 shooter Dust 514 will launch on Friday June 29th, developer CCP has announced.

You'll need to sign up at www.Dust514.com/beta to be in with a chance of participating. Entrants will be chosen at random to test the game throughout the weekend.

More beta events will follow throughout the summer.

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First batch of Dust 514 closed beta keys to be sent to Eve Online players tomorrow

CCP Games will send out the first batch of Dust 514 closed beta keys tomorrow, Friday, 17th May.

They will only be sent to Eve Online players who registered for the closed beta. CCP promised a special event this weekend for players of the F2P PlayStation Network FPS.

Last month CCP told Eurogamer those who attended the Eve Online FanFest event in Reykjavik, Iceland in March would be the first invited to participate in the Dust 514 beta.

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CCP: Eve Online FanFest attendees will be first to join Dust 514 beta

CCP: Eve Online FanFest attendees will be first to join Dust 514 beta

Dev explains why beta is currently limited to Sony's elite testers.

Those who attended the Eve Online FanFest event in Reykjavik, Iceland in March will be the first invited to participate in the Dust 514 beta, CCP Games has confirmed.

There had been confusion over the status of the closed beta, which is currently running, with some Eve Online fans complaining about apparent preferential treatment to PlayStation Network users.

But CCP told Eurogamer those playing the downloadable first-person shooter right now are Sony's elite team of testers - not members of the general public.

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New PSN boss: "we're doing what's right for the gamer"

How Sony plans to edge out Xbox Live Arcade.

Sony hopes to lure developers away from Steam, smartphones and Xbox Live Arcade by embracing new business models and offering greater freedom, so says incoming PlayStation Digital Platforms boss Jack Buser.

Big shake-up at Eve Online dev CCP

World of Darkness worst hit.

Eve Online developer CCP has admitted making "mistakes" due to biting off more than it can chew. Eve Online subscriber numbers have fallen since their peak this summer.

Will PS3 exclusive Dust 514 head to Xbox?

Will PS3 exclusive Dust 514 head to Xbox?

CCP remains quiet, bigs up PSN.

Will Xbox 360 owners ever get to play eye-catching MMO FPS Dust 514, announced this week as a downloadable PlayStation 3-exclusive?

"Let's just say that with Sony at least they have policies that allow us to build the game the way we want," CCP CTO Halldor Fannar said during an E3 presentation attended by Eurogamer.

"That is one of the reasons why we've gone with PSN."

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Dust 514 confirmed as PS3 exclusive

Dust 514 confirmed as PS3 exclusive

Joins EVE Online on one giant server.

EVE Online developer CCP has announced console game Dust 514 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive.

A closed beta will happen at the end of the year. A full PlayStation Network release will happen in spring 2012.

The Dust 514 "experience" will also be "extended" to NGP - now officially called PlayStation Vita.

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CCP shows vision for EVE and DUST 514

"You have constantly challenged us."

CCP's global CEO, Hilmar Pétursson, has used the CCP Presents session of the company's Fanfest convention in Reykjavik, Iceland, to showcase an audacious video outlining the developer's vision for the future of EVE Online.

DUST 514 to use micro-transations

No subscription for EVE's sister FPS.

CCP has revealed that DUST 514 - the strategic FPS for consoles that will link with the sci-fi MMO EVE Online - will not require a subscription to play, but will charge real money for in-game items at a "virtual items marketplace".

EVE social network site detailed

Renamed New Eden, out early 2010.

CCP has revealed ambitious plans for its EVE Online web portal and social network, which will open in the first quarter of 2010, at the EVE Fanfest.

EVE: Walking In Stations before Dust 514

CCP "expects" so, anyway.

EVE Online's senior producer Torfi Frans Olafsson told press today that CCP expects to release the Walking In Stations expansion to its space MMO EVE Online before the console shooter spin-off, Dust 514.

More details on EVE FPS Dust 514

More details on EVE FPS Dust 514

How CCP's online worlds fit together.

Although details were sparse on last week's announcement of the EVE Online console FPS spin-off, Dust 514, there's been a trickle of information since that does a little to clarify how CCP's two MMOs will interact.

The best summaries are to be found in a video interview with CCP head Hilmar Petursson by German site Gamona, and Massively's article on what we know and speculation on what it might mean.

Petursson explained that Dust 514 will be an online shooter, for consoles only, with elements of real-time strategy - deployment of installations by commanders throughout Dust 514's battlefields will change the flow of the fight - and persistent MMO character advancement. Player characters in Dust 514 will be able to own things, including customisable vehicles and weapons.

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EVE-maker reveals console MMO/FPS

Dust 514 interacts with PC game.

CCP has ended speculation and unveiled Dust 514, an MMO/FPS hybrid for consoles that will interact "directly" with flagship PC title EVE Online.