New DUST 514 Features and Content “Planned for Years to Come,” $100 DLC Pack Out Today

By Jason Dunning

The full version of DUST 514 goes live on the PlayStation Network today, meaning you’ll be able to download the “world’s first free-to-play, multiplayer first-person shooter on a console” soon.

In true F2P fashion, there’s going to be some DLC available for download today in the PlayStation Store, which you can read all about below:

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TrendyGamers2038d ago

Wow, that is some expensive DLC.

Gamesgbkiller2038d ago (Edited 2038d ago )

On a FREE game.

V9 Ghost2038d ago

So not really free if you want to have a chance

DigitalRaptor2038d ago (Edited 2038d ago )

@ V9 Ghost

CCP have said that it's not a Pay-to-win game.

V9 Ghost2038d ago (Edited 2038d ago )

I hope so, because if players get the idea that it's pay to win they wil abandon it I fear

AbyssGravelord2038d ago


but it is, have you even tried the game? your gun has no accuracy while the people who payed have excellent weapons.

HammadTheBeast2038d ago


Have you played it? Any weapon that has a paid version has a free version.

Most of the top "corps" only use free stuff anyways.

MysticStrummer2038d ago (Edited 2038d ago )

@Death - I've played it quite a bit and no, it's not pay to win.

darkhitman2038d ago


the guns the older beta testers are using are not AUR(real money) in general they just have spent the SP for accesses to top tire weapons in fact most of the calls for an assault rifle to be nefted is a ISK gun.

I currently have some AUR proto suits for planetary conquest but once i have the sp i will be able to buy ones for isk

BattleAxe2038d ago

I tried this game out for the first time lastnight, and it wasn't anything special. The gunplay was really twitchy, the environments feel really dry and open, and there is way way way too many details to look after when building your character.

You would have to invest some serious time into this game to get to know everything intimately. I think its going to be hard for this game to really take off with Killzone: Shadow Fall and Battlefield 4 coming out. The only real cool thing about the game is while you're in your personal room or in the mission briefing area, it has a bit of a Mass Effect feel to it.

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HammadTheBeast2038d ago

It's "DLC" in that you get a lot of the "paid" currency, and some copies of the free stuff you'd spend in game currency on anyways.

All expansions will be free, so it only benefits noobs and people who play less.

Jek_Porkins2038d ago

Wow, $100 DLC ? I understand it's free to play, or pay to win, but that is a lot of money. Why not just release a physical game and Season Pass?

DigitalRaptor2038d ago (Edited 2038d ago )

Free to play =/= Pay to win

And this game would gain a larger audience from being F2P. This kind of game wouldn't be a big seller due to its complex, pervasive systems and unconventional gameplay.

HammadTheBeast2038d ago

It's "DLC" in that you get a lot of the "paid" currency, and some copies of the free stuff you'd spend in game currency on anyways.

All expansions will be free.

P_Bomb2038d ago (Edited 2038d ago )

Because it isn't a necessity purchase jek, anymore than the various hundred dollar+ collectors editions we see released for games all the time that come with master chief action figures, metal gear lava lamps, bioshock LPs, ranger mode difficulties, cod rc cars, lithographs, soundtracks and various legacy grenade/lightning hook bells 'n' whistles.

Its not a physical release so there's no tin case version to hock or uplay system for frequent like any mmo (check out some of DCUO's subscription prices from launch) they offer tiers of mmo things in lieu like boosters, vehicles, armor.

MaSs effect 3 had a similar online economy where u could use real money to increase ur odds at getting that new geth skin or harpoon gun. Its not pay to win, anymore than the black ops 2 dlc smgs and their mostly aesthetic appeal. The actual maps and modes in Dust514, remain free. You're not buying onslaught modes ala bad company 2 or episodic pve halo4 content, so it doesn't fall into the 'season pass' category.

zippycup2038d ago

i wish they would make another everquest online adventures for ps3

MysticStrummer2038d ago

Indeed. If you look you can find some of the artwork from EQoA on a screen in the PSN store, or at least it was there for a long time. Just a cruel tease I guess.

Skate-AK2038d ago

I'm going to watch the ratings and to get an idea of how many people get that $100 DLC.

Knushwood Butt2038d ago

I'm going to finally check this out.