CCP is breaking new ground by linking the PC space-based EVE Online with the PlayStation 3 (PS3) shooter, DUST 514. This week DUST 514 has shed its closed beta skin and makes its way to open beta. The shooter merged with the live EVE server of Tranquility on January 10th with access restrictions during the closed beta test. Those restrictions have now been lifted and PS3 players can now download DUST 514 for free.
You can learn more about EVE Online's link to DUST 514 via the official FAQ.
CCP GamesÂ DUST 514 Enters Open Beta
Planetary dominance and thrilling shooter action await all who enter the war
CCP Games is proud to announce that DUST 514 is officially in open beta, free to download and playÂ for anyone with a PlayStationÂ®3.Â Having recently connected DUST 514 with EVE Online, CCP has forged an unprecedented persistent single-shard universe of incredible depth and scale. Â Now EVE OnlineÂs expansive New Eden Universe connects two different games across PC and console platforms in real time. This is the first time two games from different genres and different platforms, a PC space combat simulator and a console first-person shooter, have been linked together into one massive online gaming experience.
Now that DUST 514 has entered open beta, mercenaries will begin to shape their careers in earnest as there are no further character resets planned and every shot, every battle and every contract counts. Going forward, all skill upgrades, weapon choices, dropsuit selections and vehicle fittings will shape the fighting strategies and the battles of all mercenaries in DUST 514.
The DUST 514 Open Beta is the next step towards CCPÂs long-term vision for the EVE Universe. In the upcoming weeks, and for years to come, CCP will continually improve upon the overall DUST 514 experience, adding features, content, as well as deeper integration between the two games.
DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare and deep character advancement to the PlayStation 3 in an exclusive free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter. Set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online, players wage war in this next generation of first-person shooter, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire and thousands of online gamers.
DUST 514 is in open beta now and is available exclusively on PlayStation 3. For more information, visit www.dust514.com and follow the game on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DUST514) and Twitter (@dust514).