EVE Dev Unveils Console MMO-FPS 'DUST 514'

By Alice O'Connor, Aug 18, 2009 3:56am PDT The universe of EVE Online will spread to consoles in an MMO-FPS hybrid named DUST 514, developer CCP announced today at the Game Developers Conference Europe.

DUST 514 will take place on the surface of planets from EVE with a blend of FPS and RTS gameplay, "Giving commanders and ground infantry real-time configurable weapons and modular vehicles to manage dynamic battlefield conditions."

Teased in 2008, DUST has been in development at CCP Shanghai for three years and is headed to "The current generation of consoles"--read "Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3."

CCP says DUST 514 "Will interact directly with EVE Online," and "gives [console players] a chance to become part of one of the most massive cooperative play and social experiences ever," though gives no details on quite how the two will interact.

One possible connection is EVE Online's future 'Ambulation Project' update, which will grant players avatar form to roam space stations, visit space bars and space gamble.

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  • Eve Online should carry the same health warnings as Viagra. There is just something ridiculously mentally addictive about it to me. I think my subconscious is starting to look exactly like EveMon, except with some extra tabs for other real life activities.

    I think a lot of it has to do with Eve's nature. It's like the MMO that plays hard to get, where other MMO's are like a needy girl or guy. Instead of forcing you to constantly coddle it (grinding xp or renown) to get anywhere, it lets you see it only when you want and have a life outside of it. THIS JUST MAKES ME WANT IT MOOOOOORREEEEE :D