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You heard it right, DUST 514 and Eve Online integration is here… well sort of:

DUST 514 moving to Singularity on August 17

In preparation of settling DUST 514 into the New Eden Universe we are moving DUST 514 from its current server ‘Bigben’ to the Singularity test server on August 17, 2012.

Our Singularity test server will be offline during the deployment of the server side DUST 514 integration. Singularity will be inaccessable for EVE clients from 15:00 UTC on August 17 for several days. Due to the complexity of this task we cannot give a more precise downtime schedule and we might well extend or shorten the downtime. During this downtime EVE players cannot connect to the Singularity test server.

While this step towards the full integration of DUST 514 into the New Eden Universe is a major milestone, please be aware that at this moment we focus on the server side integration first and that the EVE Online client side integration will follow later. This means that after the Singularity downtime you won’t be able to blast from space with orbital strikes nicely interact with DUST mercenaries even though they will populate the New Eden Universe on the test server.

Please note that this downtime with the following server side integration affects only the Singularity test server and that the Tranquility server is not affected.

This will be the first time that we deploy DUST 514 and EVE Online together on a public test server, so we eagerly anticipate your feedback on performance and defects. A thread for your feedback from the Singularity test server is available here.

[ORIGINAL POST]

A couple of zingers:

– Already out of the NDA is the fact that DUST 514 now supports keyboard and mice. (Bravo! CCP)
– If you haven’t nagged a DUST Key, is because you don’t want to.
– The gameplay had improved dramatically with cumulative fixes.
– Haven’t tried DUST 514 with the new setup, a review will follow shortly.
– The game is still on Beta, which means TQ integration is still a long way.

Here is the obligatory video of the gameplay, taped at the ongoing gamescom:

– R

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41 Comments

  1. DAYUM

    The control's precision (i guess via standard gamepad) looks terrible.
    Or even UNPLAYABLE.

    August 17, 2012 at 8:56 pm Reply
    1. damn ccp

      no its just a bad player

      August 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply
      1. damn ccp

        well that and no this NOT the standard gamepad its the stupid move crap, like i said give us a god damn pc verison

        August 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply
        1. wigglesgrn

          never going to happen so just get over it and carry on

          August 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm Reply
    2. Anon

      To me.. it looked like it might be something like the playstation move…

      January 9, 2013 at 4:07 pm Reply
  2. DarthNefarius

    so you to quote w/o strike out: "This means that after the Singularity downtime you won’t be able to nicely interact"
    That means no interaction nice ergo only mean interaction…. what non nice interaction is that then taunts from Dust dirt bunnies in SiSi local?

    August 17, 2012 at 9:48 pm Reply
    1. CCP is best

      Are you kidding me? CCP would never allow console owners to see the shiz that goes down in EvE local chat! They'd get sued by all the parents who get mad when TEST links fish butt.

      August 17, 2012 at 10:09 pm Reply
      1. DarthNefarius

        Such links are accessable on PS3? Would be funny that PIC going the rounds of DUST.
        I doubt that the lawsuit would go far when Icelandic Court tosses the case to protect thier #1 export after COD

        August 17, 2012 at 10:55 pm Reply
      2. lollolol

        xbox live is still working is it not? lol

        August 18, 2012 at 12:16 am Reply
  3. damn ccp

    GIVE US THE DAMN PC VERSION! You added kb/mouse so thers no excuse now!

    August 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm Reply
    1. I certainly wouldn't say no to a PC version. I can't afford to shell out for a PS3, and especially can't justify it this late in a console's life cycle for one game but my PC, that's pretty future proof until a new DirectX comes out and everyone's forced to update. Hell, I'll even pay for the PC version CCP. Now that, I can afford.

      I am of course more than aware, one and all, that if a PC version comes out it won't be any time soon nor after initial launch. But hey, thanks to people power we're getting LEGO Rifters so no doubt the same can happen for a PC version of Dust.

      August 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm Reply
    2. Time loord

      Deal with it! Upggrade your job at McDonallds and get a real job= money for PS3

      August 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm Reply
    3. Delvian

      Why bother, its looks horrible, like a 2002 shooter came back from the dead. Its not just the graphics that are a bit sub par, the gameplay looks awkward and slow. Its as if the soldier is walking in treacle.

      Hmmm, EvE has ships that fly through treacle, and Dust has soldiers that walk through treacle, there's a link here somewhere. xD

      August 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm Reply
  4. No one important

    That will suffice for now. Let the scamming commence.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:12 pm Reply
  5. Ravaeli

    About time I can finally play this without dealing with the controller. Bless those who can, as I am not one.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:35 pm Reply
  6. Greg

    Can you use your PC mouse, and KB with the PS3? I know they use USB for the PS3 controllers but I wouldn't be surprise if sony made me by a PS3 KB for instance, thanks for the info in advance.

    August 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm Reply
    1. The PS3/PS2 can even be used as a Linux computer (it was an effort to circunvent british taxes by labeling the item a "computer") – anyhow, the PS3 system has always supported KB / Mouse for their x-bar gui thing

      August 17, 2012 at 10:51 pm Reply
      1. tardo

        Most of mobile phones can be used as "linux computer".
        But due the fact that ps3 is lack of RAM it wont be very good "linux computer"
        nor gaming platform anymore.

        Just leave your pc with 256 RAM, plug dusty old geforce 7 series and try launch
        any game that you are currently playing with pc.

        August 19, 2012 at 7:52 pm Reply
    2. yes

      yes, you can USB kb/m

      August 18, 2012 at 12:55 am Reply
  7. Space troll

    Conferming does this finnely mean CCP comes out of the closet and tells us was DUST means foe EVE besides being HALO on PS3

    August 17, 2012 at 11:19 pm Reply
  8. teens in eve :):)

    lol,dust looks like shit,there are so much batter games on ps3 then this.looks like fail 2 me.hope that ccp wont bancrot cause of this crap.

    August 17, 2012 at 11:23 pm Reply
  9. Dust514 Fail

    Dust514 is pointless… no true eve players care about the game, it's just another way for CCP to dip their finger in the ever growing honey pot of the gaming industry. If eve players wanted to play a FPS we would just go to COD.

    CCP stop wasting your time, concentrate on the eve online game, keep your current loyal gamers happy or face the consequence of loosing players and wrecking your reputation. There are so many bugs in the current eve online game it's unbelievable… sort these bugs out and give us, the eve players what we want… which is spaceships!!

    We are starting to feel like the left over date on the backseat of a car…

    August 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm Reply
    1. Anom

      They are concentrating on Eve. I could give a shit about what they do as long as they focus on Eve and they are and have been focusing on it pretty extreme since incarna. Only Eve players bitches about a game company producing games.

      August 18, 2012 at 4:38 am Reply
    2. BillyBob

      COD sucks.

      August 18, 2012 at 4:40 pm Reply
  10. Mario

    To the folks crying about graphics, its still a beta which means it has limited polish.
    To the folks crying for a PC format, get a job and buy a PS3.
    To the folks crying about controls, you have 3 options more than the majority of games give you.

    Keep up the good work CPP, very excited to play dust while I wait for Goons to mass up 2:1 numbers so they will actually fight.

    August 17, 2012 at 11:48 pm Reply
    1. fuck this

      graphics sucks, it is just beta excuse only works that long…
      PC costs more than a shitty PS3, at least mine does, so fuck you.
      controls sucks, this is not a great FPS designer making this game.

      Keep wasting our sub money on garbage instead of EVE Online, keep it up please!

      August 18, 2012 at 12:18 am Reply
      1. Anom

        Its graphics are fine… I have no idea what everyone is moaning about. Its going to be free to play and its built with a huge goal in mind. Not only that but the game play is fun and getting better as they keep releasing new builds. Only a scrub gamer bitches about graphics, everyone who plays any game professionally such as SC 2 players turn graphics as far down as possible because gameplay > graphics.

        August 18, 2012 at 4:37 am Reply
    2. I have a well paid job, and am the only bill payer in my rented accomodation, and run a car on UK fuel rates. You can take that part of your comment and fuck yourself with it, I don't have that kind of cash lying around. Plus we're still in a fucking double dip recession so perhaps get off your high horse a little.

      August 18, 2012 at 1:02 am Reply
      1. Mario

        Saving a few pounds a week is to hard for you? Ride your bike more? Walk More. Shit 5 Pounds a week will net you enough for a PS3 before the game actually launches in full.

        August 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm Reply
        1. Dude, fuck off. I work a half hour drive from where I live – because thanks to a certain recession, that's the nearest job I can get to home that isn't Mc-Fucking-Donalds, I walk where I can because of the extortionate fuel prices. But if you can spare the £5 a week perhaps you should Paypal it in my direction because I can't and won't justify buying a PS3 this late in its life cycle, especially with a limited income.

          I mad. I be trolled perhaps, but I mad. So seriously, be a little more respectful of the economic situations some of us have to live in and be a bit more grateful that you've got it so easy in comparison.

          August 18, 2012 at 7:56 pm Reply
    3. pl grunt

      1. I have a well paying job and i dont expect graphics to be better atm.
      2. I dont like how a game that can have any effect on eve is not available on the same format as eve.
      3. Most fps games work better and have a longer longevity on a pc than on the consoles.

      August 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm Reply
    4. tardo

      Thats what you get from console near end of it's lifecycle…
      Job? tard u know that most pc gamers graphics adapter is more expensive
      than ps3… ps3 is soon widely seen as unwanted 2nd hand itemnext to 2nd hand t-shirts..

      August 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm Reply
  11. dust sucks

    ugly bad boring shooter is still ugly bad and boring.

    August 18, 2012 at 12:14 am Reply
  12. I like how everybody bashing the PS3 (not that i really love it) overlook the fact that a killer graphic card + ram boost cost as much as 1.5/2x the price of a PS3

    August 18, 2012 at 12:31 am Reply
  13. caldari

    best aiming ever.

    August 18, 2012 at 2:24 am Reply
  14. -A- Grunt

    I've been in the beta for the last 3 builds, and am very impressed with the way CCP is developing the game. The graphics have been improved each build and the game play is being changed to help with the problems that the testers have found. If CCP continues to listen to the players it will turn out to be a great game. Hell I have a lot of fun playing it.

    August 18, 2012 at 5:12 am Reply
  15. Aquaman

    "If you haven’t nagged a DUST Key, is because you don’t want to."

    I just recently found out about the game, and the only way one seems to be able to get the beta is to register at the site and you might be picked for it.

    August 18, 2012 at 8:56 am Reply
  16. Random Miner

    A few things greatly confuse me when I think about CCp making this game.

    They made it a console. And not just console, only PS3. I own a PS3, I played games on it a few times about a year ago, and now it's a cool looking blu-ray player… CCp's main customers are PC players, and there's no reason to think this will turn them to, or back to, playing a console (keyboard and mouse or not).

    Also… IT'S NOT FREAKIN' INTERNET SPACESHIPS!!! I started playing eve because internet spaceships rocks. I imagine if I wanted to be a guy running around killing people I'd be in WOW right now (yack).

    And, the most important point I see, uhhh it's a first person shooter game on a fuckin' console. How many of those last for more then a few good months, and then gradually taper off into obsecure nothingness, played only by the poor saps who couldn't afford Modern Warfare XXXXVIIII….XXX. I can see CCp has trepidations about EVE, with recent troubles in incarna, and feel they need other cash machines, but I have a hard time seeing this succeed long term like EVE.

    But that's just me…

    August 18, 2012 at 9:08 pm Reply
  17. ran

    This is bullshit ! EVE is EVE and DUST has no place in EVE. When Dust hits integration with EVE on tranquility my sub ends.

    August 20, 2012 at 6:12 pm Reply
    1. MiloSliff

      you are a dumb ass.

      November 27, 2012 at 6:38 pm Reply
  18. blogwhirumbvolk

    ;))))

    August 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm Reply

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