news\ Jun 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm

CCP Games reveals new details about Dust 514

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Today CCP Games announced that the first beta event for Dust 514 will start on Friday, June 29 and last through the weekend.

Dust 514 is a free-to-play massively multiplayer first-person shooter coming to PlayStation 3 later this year. CCP also confirmed a custom PlayStation Home Space, which will connect players with the New Eden universe, and a Vita companion app called Dust 514: Neocom.

The first 10,000 visitors to the Home Space will receive “All Access” beta keys, guaranteeing access to all beta events throughout the summer.

Neocom will "focus on customization, communication, and trade" and provide various social features, such as an in-game Mail system and Friends List. Players can also purchase new items, weapons, and vehicles from Dust 514's Marketplace using either ISK (in-game earned currency) or Aurum (purchased currency). Neocom is expected to release alongside the full game.

Players interested in the closed beta can sign up now at the game's website.

Check out the new trailer below.

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