EVE Online gamers who were hoping to have their fortunes affected by DUST 514, or the vice versa, will have to wait a while, as the touted crossplatform financial interaction between the PlayStation 3 shooter and the space sim MMO will be implemented very slowly.
According to CMO David Reid, “You can equate the loss of a giant ship in EVE to some real world amount of money, just based on the time and effort it takes to build. It’s really important that, when we do join the games, and we do allow ISK to flow between EVE and DUST that we don’t accidentally institute some hyper-inflation in one game or the other. “We have to make sure we tune those dials carefully before the currency starts swimming between both games.”
“We have to make sure we tune those dials carefully before the currency starts swimming between both games.”
Reid promises that DUST 514 characters will be able to meet EVE Online characters to interact and make deals on space stations. “Your DUST marine can walk into a station and meet an EVE avatar, and rather than negotiate a contract over text chat, you could do it ‘virtually in person,'" he promised.
DUST 514 is still in beta.