ICELAND-based game developer CCP Games is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their hit MMO EVE Online with the release of DUST 514: Uprising.
Dust 514 is a first-person team-based shooter set in the EVE Universe, with events in either game affecting the other.
The new Uprising update promises to increase the interconnection of the two games and add new features to the shooter itself.
"We reached a momentous milestone in January when DUST 514 and EVE Online became one and formed the largest single-shard MMO universe in the world," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP.
"Now our teams will continue to lay down more tracks between EVE Online and DUST 514 which will then be galvanized by our players every step of the way, inspiring us to go ever further. Uprising brings new features to drive meaningful human interaction, beautiful new visuals to astound, and increased ease of use, an important step in the journey."
Gamers excited to see an FPS expansion to their beloved EVE MMO have been highly critical of the decision to release DUST 514 as a Playstation 3 only game.
The Uprising update for DUST 514 is focused on these core features:
- Planetary Conquest: Player corporations can own and manage planetary districts in the EVE Online universe. Every battle matters and the fates of hundreds of thousands of gamers and the wealth of their massive corporations are constantly at stake.
- Graphic enhancement: The overall visual experience of DUST 514 is improved and enhanced by an optimized graphics engine.
- Accessibility: The UI and gaming experience have been streamlined.
- New content: Uprising extends the DUST 514 gameplay experience with new battlegrounds and gameplay modes and expands player arsenals with brand new weapons, gear, and equipment for every situation.
DUST 514 is currently in open beta and is available as a free download exclusively on the PlayStation®3. For more information, visit www.dust514.com and follow the game on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/DUST514) and Twitter (@dust514).
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