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Dust 514: Is it coming to PC? An interrogation of every EVE man available certainly does not rule it out

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Whether it's on your radar at the moment or not, PS3-exclusive Dust 514 could be a very big deal indeed. Though I appreciate why you might be doubtful. A large-scale, persistent online shooter with multi-layered squad hierarchy, character customisation and objective-driven gameplay, it probably finds you troubled by vague, bothersome memories of something not entirely pleasant that you can't quite recall (It was called MAG, by the way, but I totally understand why you can't remember it). But don't let that colour your judgement. By connecting directly with the vast space MMO EVE Online, Dust could well turn out to be a landmark for fully fleshed-out, organically evolving, 'real' game worlds. But there's one important question that needs to be answered.

You see there's an elephant sitting in the corner of the room and refusing to budge its big fat grey arse. And that elephant's name is Given-That-It's-So-Heavily-Tied-Into-A-PC-Exclusive-Game-Is-Dust-514-Coming-Out-On-The-PC-As-Well? Do not laugh at the elephant. Its parents were hippies.

The answer to that question? Our lovely friends from PC Gamer have detectived the crap out of the issue by spending the last week spamming the query at every man who might know, in the hope that someone will crack. In the above video you will find their their findings.

Want more EVE and Dust? Check out EVE Online: CCP sets release date for Inferno DLC (with trailer) and DUST 514 - hands-on with the free-to-play EVE Online companion.

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9 comments

  • Jack V - March 29, 2012 4:54 p.m.

    You can't compare MAG to DUST 514. MAG doesn't offer what DUST 514 will offer. Also is F2P, so millions of PS3 Players can play DUST 514 it without paying.
  • lilbuddha - March 29, 2012 2:38 p.m.

    Guys, its incredibly simple stuff here. Sony PAID for the developer to make the title PS3 exclusive, and in turn gave them every tool possible to make the title as good as they can make it. The contract likely had stipulations for exclusivity, including denying any rumors of it being released on another platform. What they also cannot state is that the contract only lasts for a short time period, say 6 months or 1 year. Multiple PS3/Xbox titles have done this, and they played out exactly the same way. Expect Dust to come to PC. Expect it to be 6-12 months from now before it's even confirmed. But it WILL happen. Guaranteed 100%
  • Jack V - March 29, 2012 4:28 p.m.

    DUST 514 was announced and developed exclusively for the current gen of consoles since the beginning. http://youtu.be/0fTR9xK6iJo
  • lilbuddha - March 30, 2012 4:34 p.m.

    Guess you don't understand how lying works.
  • GR_DavidHoughton - March 29, 2012 8:07 a.m.

    The PS3 version allows a keyboard and mouse too. But yeah, if I had the choice of a controller army or a mighty band of noble keyboard and mouse warriors, I know who I'd be paying for.
  • SideOfBeef - March 29, 2012 12:28 p.m.

    That's a really pretty poor distinction to make though. It's not that you want PC players, it's that you want BETTER players. Even if mouse/keyboard gives an advantage, there will still be some console players who are better than some PC players. It really bugs me that people still think mouse/keyboard is this massive factor that beats actual skill. Multiplayer games today are about a lot more than twitch shooting.
  • ThatGuyFromTV - March 29, 2012 3:32 p.m.

    I've played both console shooters and CPU shooters, and while I mainly play consoles, I can tell you that the mouse-keyboard layout is hugely superior to a controller, especially with accurate weapons like snipers. I tried playing TF2 as a sniper on both console and on PC. It takes me about a second to accurately zero in on a target's body on the console. I can easily zero in on a target's head in less than half of that on a PC.
  • SnowCat - March 29, 2012 7:03 a.m.

    Question - who'll need console mercs, when they can get PC mercs with mighty mouse and keyboard?
  • Jack V - March 29, 2012 4:30 p.m.

    PS3 will have support Keyboard and Mouse, CCP already confirmed long time ago. So PC players can jump in to play on PS3 without using the controller.

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