CCP has announced it’s shutting down Dust 514, its FPS set in the EVE Online universe, on May 30. The company is currently developing a follow-up, but unlike Dust 514, it’ll be PC-only.
As compensation for its "longest downtime in quite a while," EVE Online is giving active accounts 50,000 unallocated skill points. Trial accounts got an extra week. "If you hear of someone doing or planning something bad, even if it’s your friend, we do have the PLEX for snitches program," publisher CCP said.
EVE Online says it has taken down its Tranquility server cluster—housing the MMO itself and companion game Dust 514—because of "a significant and sustained distributed denial-of-service attack." Tranquility has been down for 16 hours. At this time, not even EVE's web site is reachable. Follow EVE's Twitter for more.
Jeff Miller is a 3D artist who works for CCP, the developers behind EVE Online and its FPS spinoff, Dust 514.
EVE Online is getting a television series, thanks to a partnership between the MMO's publisher and an Icelandic filmmaker, and it will take its inspiration from the stories EVE players left on a website honoring the game's first decade.
EVE Online's free-to-play PlayStation 3 persistent-world multiplayer shooter counterpart, DUST 514, is officially launching on — wait for it — May 14. Clever, CCP.
I've been looking forward to getting my hands on CCP Game's upcoming MMOFPS, Dust 514, for a long while. Why? Well, it connects to EVE: Online in exciting ways, creating a persistent universe. The actions of one game can influence the other game, for instance. The potential for space drama is huge!
"You are not alone!"
Galan Pang works as an artist at CCP's Shanghai studio, where he's done some amazing stuff for upcoming shooter Dust 514.
EVE Online and Dust 514 are now linked together via EVE's Singularity test server. Watch out for the ISK black hole!
For those who didn't purchase access earlier, or get their names drawn from CCP's hat after signing up on the web, there's one last way to guarantee access to the Dust 514 closed beta. But it, too, will cost you some cash.
Or, at least, it is in this great piece of concept art for upcoming shooter Dust514, done by artist William Chen.
The first beta event for CCP's free-to-play EVE Online tie-in for the PlayStation 3 kicks off this weekend. Players can enter for a chance to play in the beta event at the game's official website, or they can just drop $20 in the PlayStation Store.
Fans eager to touch start fighting free battles for their EVE Online masters get their chance during the June 29 DUST 514 premiere weekend event. The beta details drop along with new info on the DUST 514: Neocom Vita application and some PlayStation Home crap.
Concept artist Trevor Claxton has, in addition to working on projects like Magic the Gathering, also lent his talents to games such as Dust 514, EVE Online and Warhawk. If anyone's going to draw awesome mechanical killing machines, it's this guy.