Dust 514 announced as PS3 exclusive

EVE Online developer CCP has announced the persistent world shooter Dust 514 will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3.

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EVE Online developer CCP has announced that its upcoming persistent shooter entitled Dust 514 will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3. The game will share the same world as CCP's cult-hit MMO EVE Online.

The MMO-FPS was first announced in 2009. The PlayStation 3 version of Dust 514 will feature support for Move and a dedicated Home space, along with unnamed support for Sony's upcoming NGP device.

Dust 514 will have a closed beta later this year and a "full release" in 2012. It's still unclear if the game is specifically exclusive on console only, or will also come to the PC.

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    June 6, 2011 6:12 PM

    Xav de Matos posted a new article, Dust 514 announced for PS3 from EVE Online dev.

    EVE Online developer CCP has announced an exclusive, persistent world shooter for the PlayStation 3 entitled Dust 514.

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      June 6, 2011 6:21 PM

      Edited this post to focus on exclusivity.

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      June 6, 2011 6:44 PM

      *record scratch*

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      June 6, 2011 6:45 PM

      This is a major fucking disappointment to me. I guess there are reasons for it, but it's now just a game I won't play.

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      June 6, 2011 6:45 PM

      How about just showing us some World of Darkness mmo footage? >[

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      June 6, 2011 6:47 PM

      What the hell is the point of putting it only on PS3? They really thought that one through.

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        June 6, 2011 7:37 PM

        I'm sure there was a push from MS to not be on their network. Just like all those other mmos it has on its network.. oh right, its just ffxi isn't it. Funny that.

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      June 6, 2011 6:52 PM

      WHAT THE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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      June 6, 2011 6:53 PM

      This is so sad. I mean really. I was totally looking forward to this 100%, now there's very little chance of me playing this. Biggest letdown so far. MS conference is number two.

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      June 6, 2011 6:54 PM

      O_O WHAT THE FUCK

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      June 6, 2011 7:02 PM

      Whelp ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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      June 6, 2011 7:08 PM

      good luck having psn stay online for it >:(

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        June 6, 2011 7:38 PM

        if it goes down again I'm blaming you for jinxing it

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      June 6, 2011 7:15 PM

      I need to get back into eve. It's been so long I forget how to play, I do remember leaving with a megathron in my possession.

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      June 6, 2011 7:29 PM

      That sucks. Why wouldn't you have this on PC?

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        June 6, 2011 7:38 PM

        New playerbase to grow. If you want to join the EVE experience, then there is spaceship combat on pc while dust will get the console fps crowd. Most people have both in their homes anyway.

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        June 6, 2011 7:39 PM

        This was a console game from the start (as far as we know)

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      June 6, 2011 7:39 PM

      btw, their first devblog on the game has arrived. Its mostly a thank you letter to the EVE players for their years to help them come to this point: http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=918
      Basically what Hilmar couldn't stand there on stage saying due to limited time.

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        June 6, 2011 9:25 PM

        for those that checked the 514 site, it has launched with a bit more info than what was announced including a more focused devblog compared to the thank you letter of the one linked above:
        http://www.dust514.com/en/news/article/1980/beginnings

        Basically, there is a new currency that is about to enter the game in EVE Online with the next expansion (Incarna) called aurum. CCP had been a little mum on the whys of this currency being created other than that it'll be used to by the various microtransaction stuff that'll be coming available. Things like clothes, ship paint jobs, corp logos on ships, etc (not weapons or anything like that). This item will also be used in Dust so having the economy already flowing in EVE Online where they will be sharing market, it'll make sense. With that much connection, this also explains the serious need to move to a 64bit item ID system.

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      June 6, 2011 7:42 PM

      Is there split screen so I can play with my SO? If not, it kinda makes it pointless since I don't like playing MMOs with random players, but at least we'll have spaceships to play together.

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      June 6, 2011 7:52 PM

      What? What?!

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      June 6, 2011 8:41 PM

      Shit. PC port please. This thing is going to die on the vine if it's stuck on PSN.

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        June 6, 2011 9:02 PM

        "CCP Shadow:

        Thanks Kyuss. And our goal is really to extend the EVE universe to a whole new group of gamers, and of course we’re hoping a great number of EVE Online players also get in on the action in DUST 514."

        http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1523672&page=2#58

        So don't expect it. It was intended from the start to be a console game.

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          June 7, 2011 6:36 AM

          when it bombs because its only on ps3, they will change thier tune pretty quickly.

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            June 7, 2011 7:12 AM

            so you want a 360 version?

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              June 7, 2011 8:09 AM

              I want a pc version. I have a 360, ps3, and a pc.

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                June 7, 2011 8:17 AM

                then you'll just bitch that it's a console port and not a true PC game

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                  June 7, 2011 8:59 AM

                  yes we will! they won't get off that easily. We'll make them remember their initial decision!

                  kidding

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        June 7, 2011 7:05 AM

        Really? The network went down for a month in 5 years and the PSN network is shit?

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          June 7, 2011 8:40 AM

          He didn't say that.

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            June 7, 2011 9:25 AM

            ''This thing is going to die on the vine if it's stuck on PSN' Pretty apparent that he's pointing the fingure at a well run, free to use network that obviously is no good. huh?

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              June 7, 2011 10:12 AM

              Well run! That's funny. You don't have to hate their network to realize that what happened was a catastrophic failure in the mind of that network. Just the network being down alone was bad enough, not even including the data leak.

              I would be furious if my XBL did not work for an entire month. Free or not. It would be one of those events that makes me reconsider using their products with future purchases, because I don't want the random chance that my product will stop working for an entire month. Now if they leaked all my personal info? I would be very concerned with giving it back to them again.

              I have to imagine others have considered the same thing. That is a pretty large failure.

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                June 7, 2011 10:40 AM

                Agreed, But i think being an intentional target to select hacking groups probably didnt help their cause.

                If microsoft was throwing law suits at people and generally being a super cunt to people trying homebrew there console im pretty sure they would be getting a bashing. (but on the other hand you would have to be a fool to try considering its microsoft.)

                With regards to Sony yes i can except that they did fail the users (myself included) with regards to personal info. But like i said in my previous post its been up for roughly 5 years with no trouble, and if i have to go through the annoyance of changing my card then let it be so.

                If we are going to start picking faults then why would you release your first console game (from being a big PC developer) on the xbox considering the amount of red rings and general hardware issues its had all these years?

                You dont because its in the past and these company's have learn't their lesson ( I hope) But its easy to see why its going to be a PS3 exclusive from my perspective.


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              June 7, 2011 10:26 AM

              He didn't say the PSN network is shit. He said it would die if it was just on PSN. I don't think that's so nuanced that you can't figure out the difference.

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                June 7, 2011 10:42 AM

                It would die? i.e the PSN network is not good enough? which would equate to me thinking that he thinks it shit?

                How would it not die on Live then?

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          June 7, 2011 9:56 AM

          That is a pretty goddamn big failure.

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      June 6, 2011 9:12 PM

      Am I crazy or didn't CCP say it was going to be a console game from the start? For some reason, this headline didn't seem like news to me...

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        June 6, 2011 9:16 PM

        I think the disappointment stems more from it being PS3 exclusive than anything. I have a 360 and I was planning on playing Dust but I'm not going to buy a PS3 for it.

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          June 6, 2011 9:19 PM

          sadly, if you look back at the dev stories, it makes complete sense after the initial rage is over. Patching would be a nightmare as MS charges for it. MS wants it to be on their servers which don't work when you are trying to tie it to an existing MMO. Generally, MS is just hostile to MMOs on their consoles for some reason.

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            June 6, 2011 9:30 PM

            Yeah. I was wondering how they were going to get around the patching nightmare on Live and the general fact that the 360 and Live is much more closed and tightly controlled. Guess there was no way around it. Lots of luck to them because I think CCP is a godsend for building truly persistent MMOs that have real cost and danger to them. They're server tech and carbon character creation technology is bleeding edge and more games need to support that stuff but I am not buying a PS3 just to play Dust and I really doubt the PS3 player base will warm up to this type of game in large numbers. No word on a subscription, right? I wonder if Keyboard+Mouse is supported.

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              June 6, 2011 9:32 PM

              Their

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              June 6, 2011 9:57 PM

              Couple of things I'm seeing that may change your view. This will be a f2p game. It'll be supported by micro like any f2p mmo. So you have that. I've also seen replies saying they are optimizing the game to work with that sharpshooter peripheral. Also, they aren't sharing data with sony, and if they did, they would have to tell people for legal reasons. Especially if it crossed national borders which is sort of likely when your corp is based in a low population country (relative to the subscriber base).

              Will have to wait for more info from interviews being conducted all week with CCP people related to the game. But will have to wait through the months to get a better view on how this will be. It might rock everyone's socks. Or it could just as easily flop around dead.

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            June 6, 2011 9:37 PM

            I think mmos have special rules on XBL or something, but even if this was never going to work out, I'm still sad. It's like when you flirt with a hot chick, there's a chance until you get turned down.

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          June 6, 2011 9:26 PM

          Was wondering what your response would be to this, and I agree. It's a shame, but I'll be in space anyway decking out my Captains Quarters with stripper poles and boozing it up before my next mission or lowsec run ;)

          To hell with planetary action. *stares lovingly at his Drake holo on coffee table*

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      June 6, 2011 9:32 PM

      Makes sense, Microsoft probably wouldn't allow the microtransactions online. In any case, this will probably be the game that gets me to get a PS3.

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      June 6, 2011 9:41 PM

      I was interested in this because I like EVE and have a 360 but not anymore as it's PS3 exclusive. Really really lame.

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      June 6, 2011 9:58 PM

      PC running EVE with PS3 Dust 514 riding shotgun. Got two PC's ....wait don't err actually answer that?

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      June 7, 2011 12:18 AM

      I'm sorry EVE Players. Now your going to have all these console players crowding your game. I couldn't imagine if they made WOW playable on a PS3.

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        June 7, 2011 12:39 AM

        No one is complaining about console players, they're complaining because they (including me) won't have a chance to play this and were looking forward to it.

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        June 7, 2011 9:15 AM

        the console players and eve players won't be inhabiting the same space, they'll be cannon fodder for us on planets. bring it on

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        June 7, 2011 10:46 AM

        Wow players are a lot like the console crowd already anyways.

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      June 7, 2011 12:21 AM

      Let's relax a bit. Honestly, I think they'll probably do this PS3 exclusive release to build momentum among a new player-base at launch, then quietly continue working on bringing it to PC. Console games, MMOs especially, have a pretty short lifespan compared to PC games, and I think they know it has to come out on PC within a year or two for it to be a worthwhile investment for their huge franchise, especially with a next-gen Playstation looming on the horizon.

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        June 7, 2011 12:34 AM

        Yeah. I'll go with this. This is their attempt to establish a presence in the console market but the short attention span, fickle console gamer (especially when it comes to online play) will eventually force a PC version. Plus, like you say, the next round of console hardware is probably coming sooner rather than later.

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      June 7, 2011 12:36 AM

      Good. One less on my list. Don't have time and money for all the new awesome games coming out for my beloved PC.

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      June 7, 2011 3:30 AM

      I am sad about this. I really hoped and believed that CCP would make xbox360 and ps2 owners finally play agains each other.

      They have the balls to do the single shard stuff and make it work.

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      June 7, 2011 3:39 AM

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      June 7, 2011 6:27 AM

      YESYESYESYESYESYES

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      June 7, 2011 6:35 AM

      ha HA! I can literally nuke console players from orbit!! I hope

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        June 7, 2011 8:19 AM

        apparently they can fight back too...no matter, they can't hit an entire blob at once >:-}~

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      June 7, 2011 8:32 AM

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      June 7, 2011 9:06 AM

      this is stupid

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      June 7, 2011 10:04 AM

      after thinking about it, as long as the FPS side of the gameplay isn't just disguised dice-rolls, and more like killzone or something, i'm looking forward to it

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      June 7, 2011 10:25 AM

      This is such a horrible decision. I have a PS3 and I still doubt I'll get this game. All of my console friends are on 360. Some of them even have PS3s and we haven't even added each other as friends on PSN. The PS3 just isn't an MP console for a lot of gamers. I play things like MGS4, UC2, GoW series, etc. on PS3. All MP happens on the PC or 360 for me. (Not to mention the huge PC audience they just lost as well... my guess is that the typical EVE player is not big on consoles.)

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        June 7, 2011 10:26 AM

        360 isnt friendly to MMOs, and it was a console game from the beginning

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        June 7, 2011 10:43 AM

        It's all down to what your friends play, me and my friends are all on the PS3. We don't even have to own an xbox.

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      June 7, 2011 10:59 AM

      What are the odds that most of the top iOS game apps come to the sUper Wii? People love rebuying Angry Birds and Peggle.

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      June 7, 2011 2:58 PM

      "EVE Online developer CCP has announced that its upcoming persistent shooter entitled Dust 514 will be exclusive to the PlayStation 3"

      Seems odd that a game based on a game exclusive to PC, would be a PS3 exclusive...

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      June 7, 2011 6:18 PM

      Very cool, hope it comes to 360.

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