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DUST 514 Will Be Free to Play on PlayStation 3

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    DUST 514 Will Be Free to Play on PlayStation 3

    Hi beloved PS Blog readers we hope you have been enjoying our series of articles here. We have some big news about DUST 514 coming out this week and wanted to write a more personal note about it here, to you.

    The development of DUST 514 has been an amazing experience, as we at CCP pioneer new frontiers for console games in collaboration with Sony. It has really been a process of exploring and breaking new ground running an MMO service that needs constant updates on a console, microtransactions on a console, connecting an MMO on console to an MMO on PC in a real time shared universe and the Marketplace between the two and theres even more to come. Today, Im writing about one more of those things DUST 514 will be free to play on PlayStation 3!
    This news means DUST 514 is the first ever game built from the ground up as a free to play MMOFPS on console, exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Thanks to how Sony has set up the PlayStation Network and the innovations they have been making on it together with us Sonys console platform is the only one able to support this kind of game as a service and business model.
    The development of DUST and CCPs engagement with Sony has been ongoing since before E3 2011 last year, when we announced our partnership. Over that time, weve seen the rise of free to play and microtransaction based games in the Western markets on PC, web and mobile (theyve been popular in Asia for some time one of the reasons DUST development is based out of China, an interesting story in itself, for another time) but consoles have only taken baby steps throughout this generation in this regard, with some patches and DLC and demos, until today.

    Just to be totally clear, DUST 514 will be a free to play game, without any cover charge. We debated the cover charge idea for a while, kind of as a hybrid between the old business model (having to purchase a game) and this new one (free to play). As we watched the market evolve, gamers choices in free to play games evolve, our own tastes in free to play evolve and developing whats needed to support it in collaboration with Sony, this just became the obvious way to go no cover charge, completely free to play. Its the right time.
    To put it very simply, we think its an awesome, amazing opportunity to evolve how console games are made and offered to players, and we believe youll agree.
    We know youre eager for more, and well be coming out with tons of info at our annual FanFest convention in Iceland, which starts on March 22. Well have first hands-on, while also unveiling details about how we are rolling out DUST 514, videos, interviews (answers to many of your burning questions were watching the comments, reading the forums, listening!), and much more. Sony has hooked up amazing prizes for our DUST 514 tournament at FanFest, we cant wait to see the battles!
    Thanks for coming on this journey with us, its one unlike any other, and were just getting warmed up. We cannot be more excited for you all to play DUST 514, and being able to make that a reality for free on PS3.
    Stay tuned for more very soon!
    Anyone looking forward to this? I think it is worth a try. Can't wait!

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    Amazingness. I thought we'd have to, at least, pay to get the game. This are great news! Been interested since Ps360 first started posting propaganda for it on the forums . I guess this means they'll live off micro-transactions like TF2, then.

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    Wow I've literally just read that lol!

    I'm definitely willing to give it a go, it's got some interesting features, especially how it's connected to EVE Online

    Here's a trailer for it, although it is about a year old;

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    looks really cool and cant wait to try it out. wonder if it has trophies

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    Quote Originally Posted by UrbanHellraiser View Post
    looks really cool and cant wait to try it out. wonder if it has trophies
    It's a game. It's on PS3. Yeah, it will have trophies.

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    This is awesome, hopefully it gets a big following by being free initially. I was interested in this since it was announced since the premise was so unique, cant wait to try it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post

    if you guys complain about me bein late at least uphold your rules please ok
    What are you talking about?

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    I was happy when I heard. Hope you dont have to pay for anything just to get the trophies tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kid_Loser View Post
    I was happy when I heard. Hope you dont have to pay for anything just to get the trophies tho.
    I think Sony has a policy that trophies are only available for paid games (with the exception of PS+ freebies). DC Universe is now free to play but trophies only unlock if you pay for a membership. I'm guessing that if Dust 514 does have trophies it will require some kind of payment to make them available to achieve, just like the free version of DC Universe.

    Trophies or not, this is one game that's had my interest peeked for some time. The fact that it's going to be free to play makes this an immediate day 1 downdload when it gets released.

    BTW, there's going to be an open beta in April.


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    I'll give this game a go. I'm interested in all of what Dust can offer, and I'll mostly join my clan in it too.


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    I am so pumped for this game it is unfucking believeable. I hope it has trophies because when DC universe online became F2P you had to pay to get the trophies. If it has trophies, im forgetting getting my xbox back because this reminds me of halo, and thats the only reason I would ever buy an xbox.


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