DUST 514 will be a future-proof PS4 game

By Posted 23 Mar 2012, 12:34

We have more DUST 514 coverage to share with you now, and it’s big news. CCP, the developers of the game have just announced at EVE Fanfest that acquiring all of the unlocks in upcoming PS3 exclusive DUST 514 will take a staggering 7 YEARS to complete.

The news was revealed by Creative director Atli Mar during the EVE Fanfest event, which also contained a healthy segment on DUST 514. Around 30 minutes of new footage was unveiled for the game and after informing PS3 owners that the game would be going free to play, we now have our second bombshell announcement.

Seven years is a long time for sure. That alone confirms that the unlock progression in DUST 514 will be very similar to that in EVE Online, which is basically a never-ending experience. Players will obviously be focusing on just one player class in DUST 514, but if you want to max out every class possible, be prepared for an extremely long journey.

We wouldn’t want it any different though. Time and time again we’re treated to games which don’t offer value for money. Skyrim is the obvious game that most recently brought an end to this unwanted trend, and now it looks like PS3 owners have a game which they can honestly say they will still be frequently playing by the time the PlayStation 4 arrives. We love to see companies introduce this future-proof style of development into their games, so let’s hope that DUST 514 turns out to be a major success and sets the benchmark for future console MMO games.

If you want to check out the brand new gameplay, or what we like to call Starhawk on steroids, we’ve included the entire keynote video from EVE Fanfest below. Don’t forget that the public beta will be starting in April. All attendees of EVE Fanfest should have picked up their free beta codes already – we were not there sadly, but we’ll try and get hold of some for you from CCP.

How impressed are you with DUST 514 so far – are you amazed that the unlocks will take seven years to complete? It will be amazing to think that this will be a future-proof PS3 to PS4 online game – we need to see more games like this quite frankly.