Dust 514 to use micro-transactions, wont require subs to play

By Johnny Cullen, Monday, 5 October 2009 09:16 GMT


CCP revealed over the weekend at it’s Fanfest event in Reykjavik that it’s upcoming console MMO shooter Dust 514 won’t be requiring subscriptions in order to play the game.

However, the game will instead use micro-transactions via a virtual items marketplace.

From Eurogamer.

Some new shots and impressions of the game went live this morning. Get them through here.

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