From previous podcasts we’ve come to the conclusion that a number of our readers/listeners are big fans of the galaxy-spanning MMO entitled EVE Online.
Dust 514 is a brand new PS3 exclusive that works in conjunction with EVE Online. Dust is a large scale first-person shooter which allows gamers to call upon players on EVE to bring in reinforcements and orbital bombardments.
Today the studio behind Dust 514/EVE, CCP Games, invites gamers to try Dust for themselves by entering the Open Beta. They’ve also released a brand new trailer for the occasion, which is embedded at the bottom of this post.
Check out the official site for more details. You can find the official statement below:
CCP Games is proud to announce that DUST 514 is officially in open beta, free to download and play for anyone with a PlayStation®3. Having recently connected DUST 514 with EVE Online, CCP has forged an unprecedented persistent single-shard universe of incredible depth and scale. Now EVE Online’s expansive New Eden Universe connects two different games across PC and console platforms in real time. This is the first time two games from different genres and different platforms, a PC space combat simulator and a console first-person shooter, have been linked together into one massive online gaming experience.Now that DUST 514 has entered open beta, mercenaries will begin to shape their careers in earnest as there are no further character resets planned and every shot, every battle and every contract counts. Going forward, all skill upgrades, weapon choices, dropsuit selections and vehicle fittings will shape the fighting strategies and the battles of all mercenaries in DUST 514.
The DUST 514 Open Beta is the next step towards CCP’s long-term vision for the EVE Universe. In the upcoming weeks, and for years to come, CCP will continually improve upon the overall DUST 514 experience, adding features, content, as well as deeper integration between the two games.