GDC 2012: Dust 514 May come to PC; PSN Barriers Removed
GDC 2012 has brought great news for the free-to-play PS3 title, Dust 514, an FPS that will be closely linked with the PC MMO, Eve Online. Sony has removed the barriers that prevented regular content updates and patches from releasing, and CCP hinted at the possibility of a PC release.
In an interview with Joystiq, developer CCP hinted that we may see a PC release for Dust 514. Mouse and keyboard controls are already supported in the PS3 version of the title, and the developers made the tongue-in-cheek remark, “I wonder why we did that.”
Meanwhile, in an interview with Eurogamer, CCP explained how Sony removed PSN policies in order to allow them to properly support Dust 514 with patches and content updates, a process that was previously both costly and lengthy.
CCP said that, thanks to the removal of these barriers:
We have complete ability to service and update the game as much as needed.
Part of the reason [Sony] engaged with us on this is to be able to bring this business model full force to their platforms moving forward.
What does this mean? Dust 514 has successfully blazed a trail for future MMOs on the PlayStation platform.
CCP expressed its confidence in Dust 514′s longevity:
Our whole plan for the game, our whole roadmap, extends out over five years now.
Dust 514 is on schedule to release in 2012.
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