CCP Games gave the lowdown on DUST 514 to the community at E3 today, including info on the first Beta event, PS Home's virtual E3 presence, and the Vita companion app. The first beta gameplay trailer is above, be sure to check it out!
The premier beta event for DUST 514 is scheduled to begin on Friday, June 29th and will run the entire weekend. Those who register at www.DUST514.com/beta will be chosen at random for participation, so make sure you throw your name in the hat soon! New players interested in joining the action still have time to sign up - and if you don't get into the first weekend, worry not! Several events will be planned throughout the summer, and more information will be revealed in the coming weeks.
Sony appears to be eagerly embracing the game, as DUST 514 will be fully integrated into PlayStation Home.
Debuting as part of Sony’s Virtual E3 Experience, the DUST 514 Home Space is a way for users to get up close and personal with the New Eden universe. In addition, the first 10,000 visitors to the DUST 514 Home Space will be able to get “All Access” beta keys, guaranteeing them access to all the DUST 514 beta events over the summer.
DUST 514 also supports the PlayStation Vita in the form of a companion app. Officially titled DUST 514: Neocom, the app integrates services that incorporate the feel and functionality from DUST 514 on PlayStation 3, with a focus on customization, communication and trade.
DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large scale warfare and rich character advancement to the PS3 in a system-exclusive free-to-play persistent shooter set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online. Wage war in the next generation of first person shooters, where your next victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online gamers.
Tune in to http://www.dust514.org for more DUST 514 news and discussion and be sure to stay with Curse for E3 coverage all week! More details on their PS Home integration and Vita Companion App can be found at their official blog!