Dust 514 Mercenary Pack packs beta access

If you want to be certain you get into the closed beta test for CCP's free-to-play PS3 FPS Dust 514, you can now pony up $20 to get guaranteed beta access and a pack of in-game goodies. The EVE Online tie-in's first beta weekend event will kick off on June 28.

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If you want to be certain you get into the closed beta test for CCP's free-to-play PS3 FPS Dust 514, you can now pony up $20 to get guaranteed beta access and a pack of in-game goodies. The EVE Online tie-in's first beta weekend event will kick off on June 28.

The $20 'Mercenary Pack' launches today in the PlayStation Store, packing $20 worth of in-game currency and hundreds of items. Most gear in Dust is single-use, bought with in-game currency or real money but lost when you die--CCP says it'll cost around 24 cents for a top-end loadout--but the pack includes an unlimited use submachine gun and suit of armour. You also get 50 shotguns, 50 spawn point beacons, 50 grenades, 50 melee boosts, and a 30-day skill point booster.

It offers access to every beta event, plus "exclusive access to the game on off-weekends."

Dust 514 is slated to launch exclusively on PS3 later this year. Shame there's no PC edition. If you don't fancy paying $20 to play the beta, you can always sign up and hope you're picked.

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    June 26, 2012 7:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Dust 514 Mercenary Pack packs beta access.

    If you want to be certain you get into the closed beta test for CCP's free-to-play PS3 FPS Dust 514, you can now pony up $20 to get guaranteed beta access and a pack of in-game goodies. The EVE Online tie-in's first beta weekend event will kick off on June 28.

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      June 26, 2012 7:34 AM

      Put it on the 360 and I'm in :/ I don't own a PS3.

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        June 26, 2012 7:41 AM

        you should! it's a great blu-ray player and has really good exclusives too

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          June 26, 2012 7:54 AM

          I already buy more games than I get to play on my PC/360 alone. I have Steam games that have never even been loaded up. I have a Wii that hasn't even been turned on in like 3 years.

          It's not that I have anything against the console... there just isn't enough time in the day to play more games.

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        June 26, 2012 8:33 AM

        They can't due to Microsoft restrictions.

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        June 26, 2012 8:37 AM

        it can never hit 360. MS detests micro.

        The possibility of it being on the pc is still high though. It will either flop and make a last ditch stand on the pc, or it'll still move to the pc to expand the playerbase. They've already said that mouse controls are being left in. EVE's playerbase has been pretty vocal enough about it being a ps3 exclusive that not coming out at some point on the pc would be silly.

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      June 26, 2012 8:05 AM

      Does anyone think this will eventually be on PC at some point, also Shacknews has the 360 listed under available platforms? (near the non-existent box-shot)

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        June 26, 2012 8:24 AM

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        June 26, 2012 8:32 AM

        Too early to guess.

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        June 26, 2012 8:34 AM

        It will have to when the PS3 crowd abandons it for the next shiny shooter. I'm in the beta and it should launch either before or way after the next CoD.

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        June 26, 2012 8:45 AM

        The 360 listing is an error. The only way for it to be on the 360 is if MS dissolves Xbox-live's policies and restrictions. One of the ideas of Dust 514 is to branch out to new platforms. The PC isn't a new platform for EVE. But if it doesn't do to well on the PS3 or fails to move to the next PlayStation PC is a likely choice CCP would move to.

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        June 26, 2012 9:40 AM

        Unlikely, it's just not fair to put console FPS players and PC players in the same game... the PC players have a totally unfair advantage with the mouse/keyboard controls. Unfortunate. It would be awesome to have this on the PC.

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          June 26, 2012 10:12 AM

          You know, they could support mouse/keyboard on the ps3

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            June 26, 2012 10:27 AM

            They are in Dust, its the default controls.

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      June 26, 2012 1:12 PM

      Is the game worth playing? Is there more than team death match?

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      June 26, 2012 11:47 PM

      Game will last 2 months, then die horribly

      If I'm wrong, who cares I still get to post on teh internetz!

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      January 14, 2013 2:19 PM

      I'm sure the cash shop will work flawlessly and everything else will be laggy and bugged to hell.

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