Friday, May 25, 2012

Welcome to New Eden Part 2

IGN just launched Part 2 of their foray into the New Eden galaxy that will be the residence of both PC EVE Online players and PS3 Dust 514 players. Part 2

On another note it appears as if more people now have beta access as Developer Brandon Laurino just tweeted this a short time ago: "New wave of Beta invites just sent! Have a fun weekend all :-) !!! Also, yes, there will be an E3 update, after E3, later in June." Better hurry to check those emails!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Opinion: Tutorial Will determine Dust's future

Our guest writer give us his opinion of what will ultimately determine Dust 514's success or failure. We share his view on many points, and have said so on many occasions. Use the link below for some of his thoughts:

Friday, May 18, 2012

Welcome to New Eden

IGN has a wonderful piece on their site detailing some of EVE's relationship with Dust 514. We hope its part of an ongoing series. There's some great footage in addition to a solid intro for casual fans who may never have heard of the title.


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Its time to register for the Dust 514 Beta!

That's right! CCP has seen it in their infinite wisdom to now allow everyone to register for the Dust 514 Closed Beta.  Now we're hoping that it doesn't take forever for beta keys to go out, but go now to be registered for your chance to try out and contribute to the evolution of Dust gameplay.

We're 100% in favor of this as a F2P game should never come across as excluding anyone that wants to enjoy it. And could there be a better way to stress test the game and start the building blocks now for larger game modes? We doubt it. Well what are you waiting for? Hurry up and register!

Registration Link in the upper right corner

Monday, May 14, 2012

Necessary: Suppression Effect

When were heard that former DICE Developers were members of the Dust 514 team we were more than encouraged. Why? While BF3 is not a perfect game it has some of the best gameplay from a shooter to date. We can't think of a better standard in terms of replicating core shooter mechanics.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Use Trials to Refine Gameplay

ENTER: Mordu's Private Trials

Most of us have played betas at this point. Today's beta is different, though. While it was originally intended as a tool to refine and fine tune gameplay, it has more recently been used as a quick advertising device to give potential customers a quick tease of the great gameplay they'll see in retail. Most betas today release within two weeks of launch and are little more than advertisements that you can interact with. Dust 514's Private Trials would seem to be breaking this mold, but gameplay as deep and as involved as we're hoping to see must also be patient to make sure its balanced.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Glimpse: Operation 22.1

 “The thing about a gun, is that it doesn't care who owns it, who it's pointed at or who presses its trigger. It exists for only one purpose: To do the job it was created for. The similarities a gun shares with Cometus sometimes frighten me,” --Brius Revalik

My name is Brius Revalik and I am in the employ of a Drug Addict and Murderer. That's right, I work for him. Outside of the death and destruction its really a job like any other, and one that pays embarassingly well. For more than seven years I have provided the logistics, planning and preparation for the contract killings that he performs. We Are Assassins.

Actually he is an assassin. I am what is commonly referred to as a Thinker. I plan the arranged deaths of others as easily and efficiently as the physician treats his patient or the barrister argues the merits of his case.

He employs me because he has need of the gifts I was given by my creator. Give me a problem, situation or otherwise difficult circumstance that needs planning and I can develop a plan of action that gives you an extremely high success rate. His gifts are different. His gifts are in the realm of the physical where he can walk into a room of men skilled at hurting people and emerge as the only one alive. His natural ability to hurt others was cultivated early by the right forces and training. His natural aptitude was refined and cultured, and now he is one of the most dangerous men in the galaxy. Men will pay enormous amounts of money for people who can solve problems as quickly, efficiently and absolutely as the man known simply as Cometus.

This is our twenty-second operation together and we are exceedingly efficient at what we do. (To Be continued)