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CCP: Dust 514 is PS3 exclusive

CCP: Dust 514 is PS3 exclusive

EVE Online developer CCP has confirmed its tie-in console game is only for PlayStation 3.

EVE Online developer CCP has confirmed rumours that its exclusive console game Dust 514, which is to tie in with its wildly popular PC MMO, will be available only on PlayStation 3.

CCP also announced that the Dust 514 experience will be 'extended' to Sony's upcoming handheld, the PlayStation Vita - formerly known as the NGP.

Dust 514 will also offer a new PlayStation Home space, as well as PlayStation Move support.

CCP will be hosting a closed beta towards the end of the year, with a full release over the PlayStation Network in Spring 2012.

'We're taking a console shooter and connecting it directly to a PC MMO," said CCP's Hilmar Veigar P├ętursson told at Sony's E3 2011 press conference, who also claimed that Dust 514 and EVE Online will share one 'vibrant universe'.

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LeMaltor 7th June 2011, 10:16 Quote
lol spring 2012, /yawn
Jamie 7th June 2011, 10:18 Quote
This has my interest. Love EVE but don't have the time for it so I hope this is a good substitute.
TWeaK 7th June 2011, 10:21 Quote
Dammit, was looking forward to nuking a few of my consolite friends from EVE, but they only have 360s
bowman 7th June 2011, 10:22 Quote
Screw them

Call me when it's on PC
Phalanx 7th June 2011, 10:23 Quote
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Originally Posted by bowman
Screw them

Call me when it's on PC

Absolutely.
NuTech 7th June 2011, 10:28 Quote
I think anyone familiar with Microsoft's attitude towards Xbox multiplayer knew a long time ago that Dust would never see the light of day on the 360.

If it isn't the standard 2-16 player, peer-to-peer, matchmaking controlled multiplayer, Microsoft wants no part in it. They just do not like opening up the Live stack to outside servers - which is exactly what Dust will need to do in order to interface with EVE.

I believe the one time Microsoft made the exception was for the MMO Final Fantasy XI. And the only reason they allowed that was due to it being part of a bigger deal to get Final Fantasy XIII onto the Xbox.

That being said, I wouldn't be surprised if Dust makes it to the PC eventually, as it could simply be a timed exclusive.
tozsam 7th June 2011, 10:28 Quote
I don't understand this recent trend of taking PC IP's half way throught their life cycle and then plonking them on a console, the audience is joining the story halfway through. Witcher 2, Diablo 3 etc. Also there can't be as much hype about the release as if it had been on the PC. Were console gamers as excited about witcher 2 as the PC crowd?
Arkanrais 7th June 2011, 11:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by tozsam
I don't understand this recent trend of taking PC IP's half way throught their life cycle and then plonking them on a console, the audience is joining the story halfway through. Witcher 2, Diablo 3 etc. Also there can't be as much hype about the release as if it had been on the PC. Were console gamers as excited about witcher 2 as the PC crowd?

Don't forget S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2!
jrs77 7th June 2011, 11:25 Quote
Explanations for those who don't understand, why it's going to be a PS3-exclusive-title.

Q: Why no PC?

A: CCP doesn't want to hunt for Dust-players within their own EvE playerbase. They're aiming for a totally different playerbase... the millions of console FPS-players that are three times as much as on the PC.

Additionally, a console isn't that easy to manipulate, and nobody likes to see aimbots, wallhacks and speedhacks in a competitive FPS like this. Also if cracks/hacks are detected, the account can be banned, which is harsh on the PS3 as the account is tied to the hardware (serial number of the PS3!). It's much more effective.

Q: Why the PS3?

A: The PS3, despite the current problems with PSN, is the better network for the gamers, as it's not that restrictive as Live. Another reason for the PS3 is it's native USB-keyboard/mouse-support, which will be supported by the game.

I hope that helps to understand the decisions made by CCP.

EDIT: More detailed information about this topic and alot of Dev-quotes can be found over at the EvE Online forums...

http://www.eveonline.com/devblog.asp?a=blog&bid=918

http://www.eveonline.com/ingameboard.asp?a=topic&threadID=1523672
Glix 7th June 2011, 12:03 Quote
Oh, was going to say, sticking a fps on a console from a pc dev, but if they are allowing KB/mouse then I guess it's sort of makes sense.
jrs77 7th June 2011, 12:11 Quote
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Originally Posted by Glix
Oh, was going to say, sticking a fps on a console from a pc dev, but if they are allowing KB/mouse then I guess it's sort of makes sense.

Dust514 is developed using the Unreal3 engine, and it's not the devs from EvE Online working on Dust514, but the people of the CCP-studio in Shanghai, which are PS3-devs hired to develop and maintain Dust514.
Glix 7th June 2011, 12:15 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
Dust514 is developed using the Unreal3 engine, and it's not the devs from EvE Online working on Dust514, but the people of the CCP-studio in Shanghai, which are PS3-devs hired to develop and maintain Dust514.

Ah, wasn't interested in researching it too much since I don't have a ps3.

Strange for an UE3 game, it looked pretty sparse and flat didn't it?
jrs77 7th June 2011, 12:46 Quote
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Originally Posted by Glix
Ah, wasn't interested in researching it too much since I don't have a ps3.

Strange for an UE3 game, it looked pretty sparse and flat didn't it?

Dust514 is a MMO and MMOs allways are a little bit lighter on the graphics to ensure lag-free gameplay. You'll understand this, if you play on huge 64-player maps ;)
Glix 7th June 2011, 13:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by jrs77
Dust514 is a MMO and MMOs allways are a little bit lighter on the graphics to ensure lag-free gameplay. You'll understand this, if you play on huge 64-player maps ;)

Joint operations mate. ;) 128 was not flat!
Planetside as well.
WoW being my most recent venture although that doesn't require twitch action unless in pvp which is only 3v3 max.
Tokukachi 7th June 2011, 15:26 Quote
Hmm, all the people from my EVE corp who have consoles only have 360's baring myself and one other, which seems to be a similar theme among EVE players judging by the comments
Woodspoon 7th June 2011, 15:52 Quote
Let the orbital bombardment commence! :D
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