DUST 514 has been the point of a lot of contention over how it would play as this massive MMOFPS, the pricing strategy, and how it would integrate with EVE Online. While two out of three of those questions we still don’t have an answer to, we do have the answer to perhaps the most important. Today in a bit of a surprise, CCP announced that the game will be free to play when it drops on PS3.
This news means DUST 514 is the first ever game built from the ground up as a free to play MMOFPS on console (though it wasn’t intended that way), exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Just so we are all clear, DUST 514 will be a free to play game, without any cover charge. Hey it worked for DC Universe Online?? CCP promises more info in the coming weeks with the next big info drop at their annual FanFest convention in Iceland, which starts on March 22. They will unveil more details about how they are rolling out DUST 514, videos, interviews, and much more. Stay tuned.