Dust 514 officially launches May 14

PS3-exclusive online FPS finally set to exit beta phase

CCP has confirmed that its online FPS Dust 514 will launch on May 14.


The game gets its final official release after a lengthy open beta phase which kicked off in January.

Billed as the "next generation of first-person shooter", the free-to-play PS3 game operates in the same universe as subscription-based PC space combat simulator Eve Online, connecting the two different titles across the two platforms in real time.

When their squad achieves certain conditions in battle, team leaders among Dust's planet-based players will be able to call on Eve's space-based players to deploy orbital bombardments which aid them in battles.

Before its May 15 release, the game will get "its biggest update yet", entitled 'Uprising', on May 6. "Uprising brings new features to drive meaningful human interaction, beautiful new visuals to astound, and increased ease of use" to the game, explained Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP.