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Project Legion announced as re-imagining of DUST 514 for PC

Friday, 2nd May 2014 14:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Project Legion was announced by EVE Online developer CCP during EVE Fanfest today, as a PC re-imagining of DUST 514, its PlayStation 3 online shooter.

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According to Eurogamer’s man on the ground at the festivities, Project Legion is “a new approach to being a mercenary on the ground”, according to CCP boss Hilmar Veigar P√©tursson.

“It’s almost that experience made anew,” he said. “It’s taking all we learned from Dust and almost making a new game from scratch, even though it’s the same team doing a first-person shooter, so they’re very experienced now. And we’ve made good headway on it.

“[It'] significantly different. It’s almost more a revolution than an evolution, and that’s why we’re calling it Project Legion, because it’s, frankly, more like a new game.”

At present the game is only announced for PC and fan reception during EVE Fanfest this week will determine whether it will release on consoles or stay on PC.

The game was developed in a scant few months at CCP Shanghai, due to assets of the free-to-play MMO already created for the PS3 version. It will maintain the same sandbox-style gameplay as is inherent in the EVE universe according to the developers.

Project Legion is just a placeholder title at the moment, and like its predecessor, it will be F2P.

The DUST keynote is going on right now, so if more information is revealed, we’ll be sure to update this post.

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7 Comments

  1. jmg24bad

    I see this as an FU to the people who played dust 514 all that time

    #1 3 months ago
  2. YoungZer0

    Hoping for some screens/trailers, but so far so good.

    #2 3 months ago
  3. Panthro

    @jmg24bad

    How?

    It isn’t like Dust 514 is going anywhere.

    #3 3 months ago
  4. harr0w

    About time

    #4 3 months ago
  5. jmg24bad

    @panthro why? Lets see… I was a player for 2+ years. The game wasn’t that good. The reason me and my clan (corporation in that game) kept playing was because of the promise of thing that were to come, player market, PVE, better integration of the two games. Then they turn around a fucking put the same game with everything they promised on PC! With all the promised ideas and everything. And then to top it all the way off. They arent putting any of the new additions to the pc game (ideas from the ps3 community too) on the ps3 version. In short they move all that content to pc where it is mostly inaccessible to the their fanbase for dust 514.

    #5 3 months ago
  6. jmg24bad

    P.S. I hope this game dies.

    #6 3 months ago
  7. Panthro

    @jmg24bad

    Crybaby.

    #7 3 months ago

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