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Dust 514 will stay in closed beta until 2013

Friday, 2nd November 2012 17:01 GMT By Jeff Dunn

Developer CCP Games has revealed that Dust 514 will remain in closed beta until sometime next year.

Speaking to Eurogamer, CCP executive David Reid said: “Things are going well. We’ll be in closed beta through the end of 2012, but it won’t take much longer. With a bet this big you want to get things right.”

The ambitious PS3-exclusive shooter initially entered its closed beta back in August, with a supposed official launch date of sometime in October.

When asked about the various complaints some have had about the free-to-play FPS since it became playable, Reid responded: “You should expect to see some rough edges, some things not working so well. Other recent console betas have tended to be working launch demos. We’re doing something unprecedented here, and we want to get everything right before we join those two worlds.”

Of course, the “two worlds” Reid refers to are those of Dust 514 and its parent game, popular space MMO EVE Online.

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  1. daytripper

    pretty poor experience. needs a lot of work

    #1 1 year ago
  2. TheBlackHole

    This is just not going to work out well.

    Why bring out something like this on current gen systems? If you want it to work with Eve in the long term surely it would make more sense to supe it up and make it a next gen launch title?

    #2 1 year ago
  3. Jeff Dunn

    @2 I was thinking the same thing. It looks like it’ll have one year to build a base on PS3, and then everyone will jump ship to next-gen. Of course, that wouldn’t be so terrible if CCP hadn’t already said that they want the game to last around 5 years. I don’t see how they can keep that up. Just seems like a case of wrong place, wrong time. I hope I’m wrong though.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Dragon246

    @3
    Look at it this way, when they started working on this project 2 years ago, orbis dev kits weren’t existing. The final kit still has months to go. If they would have started development on orbis, it would have delayed this project by 2-3 years. Final Fantasy 14 will also launch in 2013.
    If anything, we should be happy that new projects are still developed for ageing platforms, instead of being apprehensive about it like EA. Its only good for gamers, isn’t it?

    Also, welcome to vg247 !

    #4 1 year ago