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CCP Unveils DUST 514 Console Game Linked To EVE Online
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | 2 comments

CCP Games has revealed DUST 514, a console-based hybrid MMO/FPS set within EVE Online's sci-fi MMO universe. The game features first-person shooter and real time strategy style gameplay and will interact directly with EVE Online. The interplay between the two games is intended to open the EVE universe to console gamers. The game is entering its third year of production at CCP's Shanghai studio.

“We launched EVE Online in 2003 and have experienced steady annual growth– a fact we appreciate as a rarity in the world of MMOs, especially given the global economy of the past year,” said Petursson. “Our success with EVE Online has afforded us the highest caliber global design and production talent in gaming. With a team of the best minds in the industry, we conceived an ambitious new take on virtual world development with DUST 514.”

The primary gameplay of DUST 514 features brutal ground combat that takes place on the surface of planets from EVE, delivering the visceral, adrenaline-fueled experience of futuristic firefights. Developed for the current generation of consoles, DUST 514 combines equal parts battlefield reflexes and strategic planning, giving commanders and ground infantry real-time configurable weapons and modular vehicles to manage dynamic battlefield conditions.

Now entering its third year of production, DUST 514 is the primary development focus of CCP’s Shanghai studio. The team includes veteran designers of EVE Online and experienced talent from various sectors of the video game industry.

“Since opening our Shanghai studio, we have invested in building a team that wants to push the envelope in gaming and be pioneers in the industry,” said Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, Managing Director of CCP Shanghai. “Having led the design and development efforts of the project from start to finish, our studio is honored to call DUST 514 our first title release.”
Further details about DUST 514 will be revealed at CCP’s annual Fanfest event October 1-3, 2009 in Reykjavik, Iceland. Follow the links below for more information.

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