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CCP Announces Console MMO Tie-In To the EVE Universe 89

Posted by Soulskill
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Hork_Monkey writes "CCP Games, developer of the popular MMO EVE Online, has announced a new game called Dust 514. Building on the EVE universe, this game will provide planetary combat from an RTS and FPS perspective, with significant impact into the space combat aspects of EVE Online. Love or hate EVE Online, this appears to be an innovative way to expand the overall universe by catering to a different gamer audience. A video with a trailer and further explanation was posted from GDC Europe."
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CCP Announces Console MMO Tie-In To the EVE Universe

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  • by Pengo (28814) on Wednesday August 19, 2009 @01:05PM (#29120791) Journal

    About 4 months now, I was playing wow for a few years and just needed a change.

    The universe is complex, but the training and progression system is unbelievable. I have friends int he service who are on duty for sometimes weeks at a time. They are progresssing at the exact same pace that the rest of us are that might play 3-4 nights a week. After about 6 months, you're competent with just about anything you want to do, and then further specialization allows for deeper access to ships and better equipment.

    The difference i like between EVE and WoW, you don't really need to raid to get into a decent ship and get good equipment. Just about everyone has access to everything in the game. Just fly to Jita and buy what you're looking for :)

  • by hafhal (774877) on Wednesday August 19, 2009 @01:05PM (#29120793)
    These 2 will probably not mix. My best guess is that Dust514 will be running on the Unreal Engine ( CCP has been advertising jobs with that skillset ). While Walking in station is being made on top of the current eve engine to the best of my knowledge.
  • by Mprx (82435) on Wednesday August 19, 2009 @01:24PM (#29121157)
    You've obviously never seriously played any PC FPS. Designing for console controller means dumbing down the game with slower pace and autoaim. All console FPSs are casual games.

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