In the run-up to E3
, CCP Games hinted repeatedly that news
about its upcoming MMOFPS DUST 514
was forthcoming. A big announcement was expected at E3, but few people expected it to be part of today's Sony
conference. CCP CEO Hilmar Pétursson
made an appearance at the conference to reveal that the console-only MMOFPS would be a PS3 exclusive. The Sony presenter then confirmed that the game is set for a spring 2012 release, with beta starting at the end of this year.
Hilmar ended the announcement with the showing of a new trailer for the game, highlighting the various character and battlefield upgrades available and their prices in ISK. This may indicate that EVE Online
players will be able to purchase supplies for DUST
marines as part of a mercenary contract. The video ended with a structure in DUST 514
launching what appeared to be a doomsday blast at an EVE
player's dreadnought in orbit. Bearing a similarity to a previous trailer
in which EVE
dreadnoughts delivered artillery support for ground troops, this may give some clues as to how CCP wants to have the two games interact.
[Update: CCP has released a new devblog all about DUST 514's PS3 exclusivity with links to more information and the E3 trailer.]
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