Love EVE Online? Love consoles? Well bad news, because EVE Online isn't coming to consoles. However, EVE developer CCP is taking a massively-multiplayer online games outside of the PC with Dust 514, a brand new shooter with RTS elements that ties into the EVE universe.
“We launched EVE Online in 2003 and have experienced steady annual growth– a fact we appreciate as a rarity in the world of MMOs, especially given the global economy of the past year,” claims CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson . “Our success with EVE Online has afforded us the highest caliber global design and production talent in gaming. With a team of the best minds in the industry, we conceived an ambitious new take on virtual world development with DUST 514.”
Even more interestingly, whatever happens in Dust 514 will directly affect EVE Online, and vice versa. Players could use Dust to effectively capture and control planets, and the PC MMO will reflect the territorial changes. That's actually pretty damn cool!
Dust 514 sounds like it could be incredibly good. We'll have to sit tight and wait for more details, but what do you make of this early announcement? Would you play an MMO if it put a gun in your hand and came to consols, or will it take more than sci-fi violence to draw you in?