Dust 514 officially launches, adds new bundles

After spending months in beta, Dust 514 has officially launched on the PlayStation 3. With the new launch, CCP announced a few new price-tiered item bundles to give a head start for those who want to dive in.

The "Mercenary Pack" ($19.99) includes 40,000 aurum (in-game currency), a 30-day skill booster of +50%, and some exclusive gear. The "Veteran Pack" ($49.99) includes 100,000 aurum, dropsuits, boosters, a Blood Raider Acolyte vehicle, and a sniper rifle. Finally, the "Elite Pack" ($99.99) includes 200,000 aurum, four dropsuits, boosters, multiple weapons, a light attack vehicle, and various heavy assault vehicles. CCP promises that a major update is coming in June, and more updates are planned for throughout 2013.

"Dust 514 has been forged by the willpower and skills of the players who have joined us on the journey to launch, and the talent and determination of our development teams around the world,” said CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, in the press release. "We are now poised for the next phase of development of Dust 514 and the EVE Universe. We are off to a fantastic start, and ahead is the opportunity to expand even further what games can become."