E3: CCP on why Dust 514 is skipping Xbox 360 and PC

The news about Dust 514 at E3 this year was that it's now a PlayStation 3 exclusive. Well, why? CCP Games gave an answer to Rock, Paper, Shotgun.

"Most of Dust is running on our own technology, it’s running on our own super-computer, on Tranquillity," says producer Thomas Farrer. "And Sony is a lot more ... open, shall we say, to allowing you to do those things. It may seem silly, but on Xbox Live your identity is your Xbox Live identity. In the EVE universe, having people not know who you are is quite important."

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Pintheshadows2745d ago

I'm more psyched for this than BF3 just because it is CCP. They are great. Free additional content you say? All of it you say? I can destroy a virtual economy you say?

I'll be just like Gordon Brown.

Sunhammer2745d ago

When asked whether a 360 version was an impossibility, he reasoned that “I don’t think it’s about saying we “couldn’t” do it. I think some of the challenges we’d meet would be tricky. But then also as a developer you’ve got to weigh the balance. It’s nice to work on one platform rather than two, because it means you don’t have to make any awkward compromises, technically. Also you get the benefit of a closer relationship with that platform.“

Keyword: Compromise

CCP, telling it like it is since 1997.

Active Reload2745d ago

"Keyword: Compromise"

That didnt stop Bayonetta from coming to the PS3, lol.

Sashamaz2745d ago

Releasing Bayonetta on the PS3 was the Compromise.

ATiElite2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

Now since Xbox 360 will no longer be getting Dust 514 i have a really good feeling that all that 360 code will be turned into PC code for PC players.....or CCP will make some kind of generic shooter for the 360.

many PC Gamers and Eve Online community are demanding Dust 514 for the PC. trust me it's gonna happen.....especially if Black Prophecy is as good as it looks as many Eve Players will "jump ship" for that when it's released.

mikeh09182745d ago

I have played the Black Prophecy beta, I was not a fan. And did you even read the article, they said they didn't want to "cannibalize they're own player base."

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elite-shot2745d ago

can someone explain eve online to me please i saw gameplay and it just looks like you float around in a space ship? :S i dont get it

ATiElite2745d ago

1. everybody plays on the same server (unlike WOW which has different realms/servers).
2. everything you do effects the game and players.
3. You have to make ISK (Eve money) to buy a ship upgrades etc.
4. you fly around space doing whatever you need to do to make ISK, Robbing, stealing, killing, making stuff, fixing stuff, selling stuff, protecting other rich gamers freighters etc.
5. You can join a Corporation and get a job which most gamers do and partake in the activities of that corporation.

The great thing about Eve is that the Gamers drive the game. they make the rules, set the currency rates, etc. CCP just made a huge Galaxy (that gets bigger all the time) and the Gamers have decided what goes on.

PC Gamers fly space ships from small fighters to huge command ships and even bigger Titans (think Star Wars) and are at the huge space Stations (really huge)

Console gamers will be fighting on the planets surfaces (FPS game-play)in the game Dust 514 which will take place on the same server as Eve and effect PC Gamers in real time.

But I warn you...Eve has a very very STEEP learning curve. but it is fun if you dedicate the time to it. Don't worry go to Eve University to learn how to play.

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blumatt2745d ago

It's good to see Sony's openness doing some good for devs. I can't wait to play this. Cross platform gaming, only on PS3. Keep them exclusives rolling, Sony, and we'll keep supporting ya. I just bought InFamous 2 today, btw. It's awesome!

NoobSessions2745d ago

Cross platform gaming happened on Xbox/PC a while ago o_O

cannon88002745d ago

And it can happen again.

morganfell2745d ago

Oh yes, Shadowrun was a huge success...

Persistantthug2745d ago

CCP wants to run console DUST 514 players through their own network, linking up with their EVE players.

Microsoft was never gonna let that happen.....not in a million years.

NoobSessions2745d ago

There was also Lost Planet.

theIMP2744d ago

And FF11, you could play with PC and PS2 players on that.

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blumatt2745d ago

Oh ok. lol Didn't know about that.

Megaton2745d ago

I can see why it's not on 360, especially if they're making an emphasis on needing a more open network. I dunno if I agree with their reasoning for a lack of PC version. It kinda makes sense and it kinda doesn't. People would still play both, I'm sure.

Saryk2745d ago

Exactly, I could buy a PS3 and having it right next to me while Eve is running.

mikeh09182745d ago

I have a ps3 already, and that is exactly what i'll be doing.

Pandamobile2745d ago

They said they didn't want to cannibalize their EVE player.

Series_IIa2745d ago

Something tells me this is just gonna be another Blacklight: Tango Down, websites like IGN and co will hype it up and then it ends up as just another average game which the community is pretty much on its last legs within 6 months.

Sunhammer2745d ago

Looks to me like you've never even touched EVE Online. If you have, you'd know CCP doesn't make "average" games.

Bitter stealth troll is bitter.

Series_IIa2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

I played EVE from 2004 up to 2008 after the Trinity patch so yeah I've played EVE and it got better with age, it wasn't a perfect game and probably still isn't.

Have a nice day :)

Pintheshadows2745d ago

Read about the frickin' game because that comment and comparing it to Blacklight shows that you need to.

SKUD2745d ago (Edited 2745d ago )

EVE online is HUUUUUUGE. I wish really want to get into but I dont know where too start. Respect to CCP.

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