DUST 514’s Launch Date is its Title


With a title like DUST 514, it was all too easy for CCP Games to set a launch date of May 14th — that’s 5.14.2013 — for its free-to-play FPS, the first of its kind on consoles. Unless of course the game wasn’t ready to emerge from beta testing. That would have majorly fouled up everything.

Thankfully all is going according to plan, as CCP confirmed over the weekend at the EVE Fanfest in Iceland that DUST 514, which is connected to EVE Online as part of one massive persistent universe, will in fact go live on PlayStation 3 starting May 14th.

The free downloadable game will come armed with these exciting features:

· Massive Persistent Universe: Wage war on the surfaces of far-flung planets with countless environmental combinations.

· Planetary Conquest: Marshal your forces in a continuous, ever-changing battle to conquer the worlds of New Eden and control their resources.

· Large-scale Warfare: Vie for control of unique sci-fi battlefields with up to 32 players in simultaneous combat.

· Endless Customization: Create custom mercenaries with lethal dropsuits, skills and weapons.

· Vehicles On-demand: Acquire, outfit and deploy heavily armed and armored vehicles, on land and in the skies.

· Social Sandbox: Build a formidable corporation with thousands of players as you seize the opportunities and bounties that come with galactic conflict.

· Connected Experience: For the first time ever, join forces in a cross-platform gaming experience with the immortal starship pilots of EVE Online to conquer New Eden, one skirmish at a time.

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