Dust 514 is the first free-to-play first-person shooter for any console. It ties directly into CCP’s massively multiplayer PC game Eve Online, where players pilot ships and conduct trade within intricate, player-driven economies. CCP’s goal is a gradual cross-platform melding between MMO and FPS players through Dust and Eve, as Eve pilots can contract Dust mercenaries to take control of resource-rich planets for financial gain. Dust 514 first open beta event occurs on June 28 for PS3 owners.
Over 100,000 registrants have signed up so far for the game’s upcoming beta weekends.