"unprecedented persistent single-shard universe".
For the first time two games come together, bridging across different genres and platforms in the MMO space. CCP announce there are to be "no further character resets" for DUST 514.
That means "every shot, every battle and every contract" will keep on building mercenary careers from today onwards. The studio pledges "deeper integration" as time goes on.
DUST 514 is all about letting first-person shooter fans, or those that just prefer more frenetic action over the slower paced plodding RPG, get their mitts on the EVE Online universe and do their part for greedy player corporations. While EVE Online users keep on mining asteroids and raiding each other’s fleets, DUST 514 grunts will be taking planets.
"Having recently connected DUST 514 with EVE Online, CCP has forged an unprecedented persistent single-shard universe of incredible depth and scale," read the press release from the Icelandic developer.
"Now EVE Online’s expansive New Eden Universe connects two different games across PC and console platforms in real time. This is the first time two games from different genres and different platforms, a PC space combat simulator and a console first-person shooter, have been linked together into one massive online gaming experience."
"Now that DUST 514 has entered open beta, mercenaries will begin to shape their careers in earnest as there are no further character resets planned and every shot, every battle and every contract counts."
"Going forward, all skill upgrades, weapon choices, dropsuit selections and vehicle fittings will shape the fighting strategies and the battles of all mercenaries in DUST 514."
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