Dust 514 dev: “Console is about to leap forward and it won’t look back.”

Wednesday, 26th October 2011 11:34 GMT By Stace Harman

Speaking to Develop, CCP’s VP of business development Thor Gunnarsson has claimed Dust 514 will expand the horizons of the PS3 and that this can only be a good thing, “It would be a risk not to make Dust. It would be a risk to think that everything will work if we sit still,” he said.

CCP, developer of upcoming PS3-exclusive FPS Dust 514, is optimistic that the nature of game’s integration with MMO title Eve Online will help open up the traditionally closed console infrastructure.

“The console space right now is where the PC was before the internet really kicked off,” Gunnarson stated. “Console is about to leap forward and it won’t look back.”

The crux of Gunnerson’s claims revolves around the way in which the events of Dust 514 on Sony’s console will take place on a planet that exists in real-time inside the world of PC MMO Eve Online. Players of each title will be able to affect the world of the other, be it for better or worse.

“That will iterate over time,” Gunnerson said. “But the objective is to make Dust 514 be significant to the world of Eve and vice-versa. So Dust players can call in air support or munitions from Eve players.”

Dust 514 is expected for PS3 next year and will have yet to be detailed PS Vita-supported features.



  1. Gadzooks!

    Nice concept, but lets see how well it works in practice… if it’s ever released that is.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. blackdreamhunk

    lets see how many console gamers buy Dust 514 . There has been a lot of publishers and game devs to go bankuprt. Even dc online does not look to healthy these days.CCP’s VP of business development Thor Gunnarsson could be out of a job never to come back too.

    Oh one more thing piss of your fanbase and your company will not rise ever again. Companies like epic games and Id software is pretty much done as a company it’s just a matter of time. Even more so for mmo’s when pc gamers pretty own that Industry.

    PC gaming hardware market to reach US$27 billion in 2014, says JPR

    #2 3 years ago
  3. GrimRita

    Devs cant even afford current gen, so why do they think next gen is worth waiting for?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. DarkElfa


    #4 3 years ago
  5. Clupula

    As a console-only gamer, if this has any sort of subscription fee, I won’t get it, but I’m hearing F2P everywhere, so why wouldn’t I download it?

    #5 3 years ago
  6. IL DUCE

    @5 as we all know nothing in life is really free…the game will make money or charge player for microtransactions but it will not have a monthly sub…it will also cost $20 for the initial download for which you will receive $20 worth of in game currency to buy stuff with…

    #6 3 years ago

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