Cologne, Germany – CCP Ceo Hilman Petursson announces during his keynote address at GDC Europe, the companies entrance into the console market with a new MMO in developement: Dust 514.
The project being developed in secret at CCP Shanghai for the past three years is connected to the EVE uninverse as a standalone MMORPG. The new Dust 514 is a new real-time strategy/FPS hybrid that will enable players to take their battle to the field on planets from the EVE Universe. EVE since 2003 has only given players the opportunity to claim soveriegnity in certain regions and to create their own space stations, Dust 514 will now allow players to battle over planets in the EVE-verse.
The trailer, containing the tagline “one universe, one war” showing fast paced FPS action, CCP has detailed that players of the original PC game will be able to “fund mercanaries and give them assets” as they keep the fight in the skies above.
CCP’s Petursson jokes, “While the fleet does the flying, the infantry does the dying” as a referance to the ’97 science fiction film, Stargate Troopers. He (Petursson) hopes that “these communities will meld over time”, expecting specific Dust 514 corporatiosn, then bridging into the social structures of existing EVE online player owned corporations.
When Petursson was questioned on what console he declined comment, but did assure reporters that it will be “current generations technology.”
I just can’t wait!