CCP Games are today celebrating the tenth anniversary of EVE Online with the release of the DUST 514: Uprising build will roll out, bringing new features to the mercenaries of New Eden. With Uprising, CCP Games takes another bold step toward the launch of DUST 514 and the further evolution of this single-shard universe.
Currently in open beta, DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare and deep character advancement to the PlayStation 3 in an exclusive, free-to-play, massively multiplayer online (MMO) first-person shooter (FPS). Set in, and integrated with, the massive universe of EVE Online, players wage war in this next generation of first-person shooter, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire and thousands of online gamers.
“We reached a momentous milestone in January when DUST 514 and EVE Online became one and formed the largest single-shard MMO universe in the world,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games. “Now our teams will continue to lay down more tracks between EVE Online and DUST 514 which will then be galvanized by our players every step of the way, inspiring us to go ever further. Uprising brings new features to drive meaningful human interaction, beautiful new visuals to astound, and increased ease of use, an important step in the journey”
CCP Games continues to improve and fine-tune DUST 514 in a series of planned updates during its open beta phase with the next and biggest wave of them all arriving in the spring of 2013. The finer details of the Uprising update for DUST 514 follow below, verbatim from CCP Games, and Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the universe of EVE Online.
· Planetary Conquest: Take over the galaxy one world at a time! Player corporations can own and manage planetary districts in the EVE Online universe. Every battle matters and the fate of hundreds of thousands of gamers and the wealth of their massive corporations are constantly at stake.
· Graphic enhancement: The overall visual experience of DUST 514 is improved and enhanced by an optimized graphics engine. The maps and environments of DUST 514 are sharper, faster, and better than ever.
· Accessibility: The improved user experience is cleaner and easier, getting players into the action quickly.
· New content: Uprising extends the DUST 514 gameplay experience with new battlegrounds and gameplay modes, and expands your arsenal with brand new weapons, gear, and equipment for every situation.