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Has Dust 514 Missed Its Golden Opportunity?

In a conversation with IGN, developer CCP addresses concerns that its PS3 game, Dust 514, may have missed its opportune window to launch. (DUST 514, PS3)

Jek_Porkins  +   1017d ago
To be honest I never heard about this game until a couple of months ago, and now will everything leading up to new consoles, this game is definitely one under my radar. The concept seems interesting and promising, but I'm not sure it's something I'll get around to actually playing before new consoles release, not to mention games like GTA5 ect..
Soldierone  +   1017d ago
The game is free to play, and it isn't straddled to roadblocks forcing you to pay. You can actually enjoy the game for free for a good while.

So there really is no reason to let it fly under radar.... At least try it first.
darthv72  +   1017d ago
i dont think
porkin's problem is lack of interest in playing the game. Seems more like it could be time constrained to me.

The term "getting around to playing" is usually indicative of lack of time available. There are plenty of games i have that i start but never finish because I was on the hunt for the next new game fix.

In the down months is when i revisit titles i've started. Like right now, even with BS Infinite released, I made a promise to myself i would finish BS1 and 2 before i got infinite. I know they arent directly related but i have to curb my over zealous nature of getting every new release when it comes out.

I NEED to finish what i start.

As to this game, I have seen lots of vids and read many good things about it. you can't argue with the price, that's for sure.
Temporary  +   1017d ago
I've been playing this game since the beta first released. I stopped for a few months because of the constant resets, but they finally stopped resetting skill points so i started again 2 months ago. It's a GREAT game...thats all I can say without writing an essay-long review.

Edit: Also, the game supports Mouse + Keyboard...and reminds of of Counterstrike when I play. It's very very nostalgic for me personally, since I dont really play PC games much. Mouse and Keyboard should be an option on every PS3 FPS game.
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Good_Guy_Jamal  +   1017d ago
When does it actually release? Is the beta still on?
HammadTheBeast  +   1016d ago
Beta is still on, but version 0.8 update is coming on May 6th, which is massive and greatly improves graphics, game play, and adds tons of new things.
Reverent  +   1017d ago
I literally just played this for the first time in a few months... All I can say at this point, is the most recent update ruined it a bit for me. I had a ton of fun in the closed beta, but I don't know now... It doesn't feel the same. It feels even slower and clunkier than it was (which is kind of crazy, considering how slow and clunky it already was).

The game just really needs a lot of work.
MestreRothN4G  +   1017d ago
Slow and clunky are the best words I have seen to describe it. Thumbs up.
The premise is still very good. If they can polish the game (which I don't think they'll be able to), something good can come from this.
Pintheshadows  +   1017d ago
Don't count CCP out. They constantly fritter away and support their games. They also usually heed fan feedback. I'm not so keen on it now as when I was in the closed beta but it is far from a lost cause and I think CCP will come good.
NegativeCreepWA  +   1017d ago
Making FPSs on consoles are really hit and miss, the way they feel has to be just right.

Some of the greatest PC FPSs play like crap on consoles, Dust kind of feels like a bad PC port, I think it could of done better on PC.
Skate-AK  +   1017d ago
Huge update coming in May.
Roccetarius  +   1017d ago
I always thought Dust 514 was in the shadow of Planetside 2. Sure, both EVE and Dust is connected, but i doubt it'll be that popular.
darkhitman  +   1017d ago
I have been playing dust since E3 last year its a fun game but you need to join a corp to really get into it, solo playing will just get boring. the article talks about this being a "true" beta not just a demo or server test and this is very true the game is changing in the last 2 hours they have shown off some new graphics that are being deployed on may 6th. consoles have never really had a game quite like this (that i know of) and its not going to appeal to everyone but there are console gamers out there that want a deeper game and dust can give them that
SolidDuck  +   1017d ago
There supposed to have a huge update on may 6th that will change or fix a lot of things. But ya unless they can get it running on ps4 also, then ya there a year or 2 late with this thing. I mean it's still in beta form with no official release date with the ps4 probably 6 to 8 months away. But hey if they officially release it in a couple months and then release like a year later on ps4 and there connected and u can bring your character over and play with ps3 people they might be in fine shape. It depends on what there ultimate plan is and how addictive the game becomes.
L6RD7BLU3  +   1017d ago
I just hate losing weapons when I die
KwietStorm  +   1017d ago
I kinda feel like it has, and it isn't because its not a good game; its entirely fun to play. The thing is, its been in beta for longer than expected, and being free to play isn't going to matter to *some* gamers as they transition to PS4, which ironically would be a great platform for Dust514. And I only say this because we have absolutely no idea when the full game actually releases, along with not receiving as much promotion as before. Well hopefully Planetside 2 comes to PS4.
BattleTorn  +   1017d ago
I'd say Dust 514 lost its' opportunity. Definitely.

The game was announced ages ago, and was supposed to release LAST summer! It's now still in beta, I believe.

I think Defiance has stolen part of its market, and Destiny will take the rest.
clintagious650  +   1017d ago
I submitted this 5 hours ago lol.

Its cool though, ill let u get this one bro. =]
RavageX  +   1017d ago
I just find the game dull and boring. I really don't know how else to describe it other than the previously mentioned slow and clunky. I've played it several times since it was first released in beta and my feelings haven't changed.

I'll give it one more try after the next update, but if that doesn't do it for me I'm just gonna move on.

I'm not really a shooter fan anyway.
NegativeCreepWA  +   1017d ago
It has so much penitential, I haven't played it for a couple months, but it came off as really bland and boring for myself also.
GABRIEL1030  +   1017d ago
Sure, the programmers promised a lot but two years later the game is bad. The graphics are awful, bad animations, boring combat system, the game is plain and doesn't have evolution. The development of this game is a failure, a total dissapointment. Games like the amazing Planetside 2 are far..very far away from "Dust".
MikeyDucati1  +   1015d ago
I don't think Dust missed their golden opportunity. Alot of players who come into this game, just left a COD session. They're thinking they can run around and do what will give you a W in COD. In DUST, you get penalized for playing that way and you won't have a fun time. Once people stop approaching this game like its COD or BF, I think they will have a good time. Those FPS games are somewhat mindless. DUST forces you to strategize. To take cover. To not run into the middle of the battlefield as if you're King Kong. Dust is a refreshing MP FPS game and I love the DUST/EVE universe. Some fantastic sci fi stories included, if you dig those.

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