CCP “already getting stories out of” DUST 514

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 14 June 2012 01:31 GMT

Even before the PlayStation 3 exclusive hits open beta, CCP has noticed the same kind of meta-gaming and community building around DUST 514 as its epic sci-fi MMO, EVE Online.

“We’re already getting stories out of Dust,” senior producer Jon Lander told PC Gamer.

The developer related an interesting incident from tournament held at EVE Fanfest.

“One of the guys on one team found and isolated another guy on the other team – not in the tournament, just found him and said ‘I will give you billions of in-game ISK if half way through the match you throw it and you turn on your own mates and sabotage it. I’ll give out all of this in-game money within EVE,'” Lander said.

“So already people are meta-gaming, and the guy threw the game and they lost. So this other team that paid him all of this in-game money, they suddenly won the grand prize. And [his team] was like ‘Oooh, what did you do that for?’ And he was like “Ohhh, I messed up.'”

Yes, that sounds like EVE alright – backstabbing, politicking, and back room deals. DUST 514 will add its particular blend of shooting-based skulduggery to EVE’s single shard universe when it launches later this year.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Comments

Headlines

Dust 514

Eve Online

Jon Lander

  • EVE Online executive producer moving on to another role

    Jon Lander, perhaps better known asn CCP Unifex, is stepping down from his role as EVE Online’s executive producer to head up the developer’s mobile division. PC Games N reports Lander has only held the job for about a year, weathering the fallout from the Incarna expansion, and overseeing three much better-received efforts in the […]

  • EVE boys slap TESO dev over MMO 'innovation' comments

    EVE Online developers Kristoffer Touborg and Jon Lander have hit back at comments made by Elder Scrolls Online boss Matt Firor, in which he said there was no innovation left to be enacted in the MMO space.