Battle For Caldari Prime Rages Between EVE Online and Dust 514
CCP has been touting their connectivity between Dust 514 and EVE Online for a while, and there’s no better way to show off that connectivity than at a gaming convention. In this case, it’s the Battle For Caldari Prime, a massive event spanning both EVE and Dust. While players duke it out in spaceships above the planet, with the end goal of killing a Caldari Navy Titan, mercs fight it out on the ground to bring districts under the control of one faction or the other. For those at PAX East, CCP has PS3s loaded with Dust 514 for attendees to add their power to the war effort.
While developer-run events in EVE have usually had predetermined outcomes, the Battle For Caldari Prime is supposedly going to allow players to determine the result. A leak revealed that one outcome is the Titan – a Leviathan-class capital ship – crashing into the planet, complete with dust clouds, flaming debris, and ship model in the skybox. It’s all very exciting. You can check the progress of the EVE Online battle through the official CCP stream, while TheMittani has a stream covering the Dust side of the conflict. Both are embedded below.