If you have already become a DUST 514 believer and are looking forward to participating in the first notable closed beta event for the game, listen up. CCP has just announced some important new details as part of E3 2012 week, including the first details on how the PS Vita will play a part in the upcoming PS3 exclusive.
Let’s get the important news out of the way. After previously announcing a special closed beta for EVE Online players and attendees of EVE Fanfest, CCP has now announced details on when everyone else will have an opportunity to test the game.
A closed beta is going live on Friday June 29th and if you haven’t already signed up on the beta page, you can leave your email address to be in with a chance here. Players will be chosen at random, but we’re hearing there will be 10,000 beta keys up for grabs via PlayStation Home, so there should be plenty of opportunity to get into the beta this time around.
We’ll also be trying to get some keys for you, so stay tuned throughout the month for more details. Aside from the beta details, CCP also revealed that their PS Vita DUST 514 ‘app’ will now be known as DUST 514: Neocom. Neocom will be a free download and will serve PS Vita owners with three main areas of the DUST 514 universe – customization, communication and trade. You can purchase items straight from the PS Vita, communicate with your team via friends list and also set up strategies in advance with other Neocom users before you head into battle on PS3.
CCP has said that Neocom will be available ‘alongside’ DUST 514, so we’re presuming that the app will be available at the exact moment the game launches on PS3 – there’s still no confirmed release date yet other than later on this year. Finally, CCP has also treated fans to some brand new gameplay as part of E3 2012 and you can check that out below.
The gameplay has been taken directly from the beta, so it’s also a great preview of what is to come if you manage to get in on June 29th. If you are an EVE Online player and have already played DUST 514, give us your initial impressions of the game.