Dust 514: FPS Innovation & Its Connection to EVE Online

Crowd Control Productions' Dust 514 is still one of the greatest mysteries in gaming- but nonetheless this PS3 exclusive is already being dubbed as a “game changer” within the realm of console FPS gaming.

The title was announced this past year at E3 2011 and further explained at Gamescom. From the details we have so far, Dust 514 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive shooter tethered to the PC-centered MMO EVE Online.

So why all the hype? The game developers are attempting to do something that's never been done before: tie together an existing game with an entirely different game on a completely different platform, and have the events of one become consequential to the other.... quite a mouthful.

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ExPresident2348d ago

Gonna keep watching this one.

Septic2348d ago

Ye looks really promising. My only fear is that it sounds too ambitious? I don't want it to end in development hell like Huxley. If the game does match the expectations its creating, we're in for a real treat.

Colwyn2348d ago

now that is innovation, where there is no litigation , its for playstation

Fylus2348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

Ever since I saw this game at E3 last year, I've been very excited for it. I think it's going to be a great for PS3 and PC gamers to just get along and have some serious fun.

Godmars2902348d ago

So this game is suppose to feature FPS *and* vehicle combat?

Oschino19072348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

Yeah and with plenty of variety in every aspect. Some crappy looking but still watchable gameplay footage on youtube from 2009 where they show off a demo verion with players on a LAN connection. Even for a early demo and only basic features being shown, to me, its highly immpresive and shows just a glimsp of how amazing this game is sure to be.

This is gameplay from 2009 when it was first shown off, part 2 has more about game but not so much gameplay.

Virtual_Reality2348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

Yeah, but the thing is, this involves deep customization, logistics, RTS Elements, tactics.

Like EVE Online.

Also they confirmed the Areas of Security as EVE, nullsec, highsec. So I think the EVE Players will hire Mercenaries in each area, but lowsec will be more rewarded for mercenaries in conquering the planet because is more risky.

Ddouble2347d ago

I don't play FPS but what got me excited is hearing that the Dust players on the PS3 can send messages to the EVE players in real time to fire an air strike from space in the battle.

That is just unheard off.

FlashXIII2348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

Lol "game changer" and the fps genre go together like nymphomaniacs and abstinence.

Regardless of the hype, I gotta say that making a PS3 only FPS based on a PC only MMO is one of the most retarded decisions I can think of in recent gaming history that might actually effect me.

Zha1tan2348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

I have heard this so many times with devs promising somethign amazing from the fps genre but ultimately they turn into 1 month play affairs.

Il remain interested but cautious.

RememberThe3572348d ago

I'm not buying it either. Not yet anyway. I want to see how it plays. MAG's controls were clunky an annoying, and I don't want to play a game like that again. If this can be a solid shooter I think I'll be pretty interested, but I'm going to need to see if they get the controls right.

ExPresident2348d ago

MAG's controls being clunky and annoying are personal opinions. I'd argue I thought they were fine and I loved the game.

RememberThe3572348d ago

I played MAG for almost a year. But the controls were clunky, and they took away from the experience. Read the reviews, it's almost a unanimous complaint.

There is no way you can tell me that MAG felt as good to play as the likes of Resistance 3. How ever you feel about these respective games, Resistance 3 had much smoother controls (IMO the best on consoles).

My point is that I want them to get too caught up in everything else going on and leave the controls unpolished and clunky.

I'd much rather play with the smoothness and fluidity of R3 than the clunkiness of MAG.

C_Menz2348d ago

Well there is hope with CCP. They have one of the most unique MMO's out there with EVE. With Dust being tied to EVE it will be different.

Virtual_Reality2348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

Mouse and Keyboard confirmed for DUST 514, along with PS Move.

''So why all the hype? ''

There is no hype in this game, because is not in the phase of marketing, there is no ads about this game yet.
EVE Community have more knowledge about DUST 514 than PS3 Community so far. But eventually it will change that when CCP start revealing the whole content.

Oschino19072348d ago (Edited 2348d ago )

Actually I believe the devs themselves have stated no mouse or keyboard support but do recommend having a keyboard for chatting and planning battles in the interactive pre game lobbies.

The new Counterstrike however will have mouse and keyboard support along with cross platform play between ps3 and pc.

Oh and last years e3 is where its was first truely hyped, been all over it ever since and their website blogs the last 2 months or so have sure got me even more hyped. Just wait till they start doing ads.

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