CCP announced today that Dust 514 will officially move into open beta on 22nd January, 2013. The path for the DUST 514 Open Beta was paved when, on January 10th, CCP achieved the merging of DUST 514 with EVE Online on the Tranquility server hosting the EVE Universe.
"The launch of the DUST 514 Open Beta is another step towards our long-term vision for CCP and EVE," said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "But this is just the beginning. As we have done with EVE Online, in the coming weeks, and for years to come, we will continually improve upon and add to the DUST 514 experience, as well as add deeper integration between the two games and their communities."
For DUST 514 mercenaries currently in the closed beta test, careers truly begin as of today. With no further character resets planned, every shot, every battle and every contract now counts. More details about what happens to the existing mercenaries, load-outs, and corporations of DUST 514 during the brief migration period can be found.