CCP Unveils DUST 514

August 18, 2009

CCP Unveils DUST 514
Award-Winning EVE Online Developer Taking Console Gaming to New Heights

CCP today revealed DUST 514™, a
console-based hybrid MMO/FPS set within the EVE universe. The announcement,
which included a video featuring gameplay footage, was made during a keynote
address by CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson at the Game Developers Conference in
Cologne, Germany.

DUST 514, featuring first-person
shooter and RTS-style gameplay, will interact directly with EVE Online, CCP’s
critically acclaimed flagship MMO. This interplay between the two games opens
the EVE universe to console gamers and gives them a chance to become part of one
of the most massive cooperative play and social experiences ever.

“We launched EVE Online in 2003 and
have experienced steady annual growth– a fact we appreciate as a rarity in the
world of MMOs, especially given the global economy of the past year,” said
Petursson. “Our success with EVE Online has afforded us the highest caliber
global design and production talent in gaming. With a team of the best minds in
the industry, we conceived an ambitious new take on virtual world development
with DUST 514.”

The primary gameplay of DUST 514
features brutal ground combat that takes place on the surface of planets from
EVE, delivering the visceral, adrenaline-fueled experience of futuristic
firefights. Developed for the current generation of consoles, DUST 514 combines
equal parts battlefield reflexes and strategic planning, giving commanders and
ground infantry real-time configurable weapons and modular vehicles to manage
dynamic battlefield conditions.

Now entering its third year of
production, DUST 514 is the primary development focus of CCP’s Shanghai studio.
The team includes veteran designers of EVE Online and experienced talent from
various sectors of the video game industry.

“Since opening our Shanghai studio,
we have invested in building a team that wants to push the envelope in gaming
and be pioneers in the industry,” said Kjartan Pierre Emilsson, Managing
Director of CCP Shanghai. “Having led the design and development efforts of the
project from start to finish, our studio is honored to call DUST 514 our first
title release.”