If you have watched Sony’s E3 2011 press conference live yesterday, many of you will be forgiven for thinking that the announcement of the PlayStation Vita was the biggest highlight of the event. PC gamers watching with interest however, will probably find the news about Dust 514 more intriguing though, for many various reasons.
Firstly, for those of you who aren’t aware, Dust 514 is an upcoming game developed by CCP who you may be familiar with for developing the EVE Online MMO. Dust 514 however, is an FPSMMO and it was announced much to PC gamer’s surprise that it will be an exclusive title on the PlayStation 3.
The major bombshell is that the game will feature cross-platform play with PC gamers on EVE Online, but other than that details were pretty scarse on the unveiling itself. However, a supplementary report we’ve read over at GamePro reveals that the game will come in downloadable format and it will be free to play, with CCP making their revenue via Microtransactions, much similar to the way EVE Online operates.
CCP announced at E3 that the game will be releasing in Spring 2012 with PlayStation Move support and also with some kind of PS Vita functionality as well, pretty impressive we agree.
Look forward to much more detailed information on the game soon, including how Dust 514′s release on the PS3 affects PC gamers and their EVE Online experience. For now, enjoy the first PS3 trailer below and give us your reaction to the news.