This was an unexpected yet amazing turn of events for me during Sony’s Press Conference tonight. Dust 514, originally announced back in 2009 by CCP Games is coming exclusively to the Playstation 3.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with what Dust 514 is, and why you should care about it, let me break it down.
- Fight in the same universe as CCP’s renowned MMO EVE Online. When I say same I don’t mean 2 separate games within the same universe like sequels, I mean 2 games affecting change upon the other in real time within one universe.
- CCP is known for pushing boundaries of ingenuity, trying things that other companies might not be willing to try.
- Constant attention to the game. There is no reason Dust will not be handled in the same fashion as EVE. What I am getting at here is that EVE was launched 8 years ago and the game has seen regular work done on it, 2 expansions a year free of charge, discussion and integration with the huge community that has arisen around their game and more.
I’m sure there is more, but beyond this it is just speculation, and some of this borders on it already.
Needless to say, I will be buying a PS3 for this game, and I hope to see you dirt side.