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DUST 514 was always thought to be a game for Playstation 3 only. Rumors sad that this was contract based because of the heavy investment both parties did to get the EVE-DUST link working. This week CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson sad: ”no signed piece of paper apparently stopping developer CCP putting the game on another platform, even a rival one”

Right now CCP is very happy with their player base on the Playstation 3 and they are not looking to expand this to futured Playstation 4’s (or XBOX One’s). This is mainly because creating another versions take a lot of effort.

“It’s easy to go and look at all the new shiny things that are coming but we don’t want to be doing that. We want to stick to our guns … there are 80 million PlayStation 3s and we have a free-to-play game; I think there is a massive opportunity in continuing to work on that throughout next year.”

We just haven’t decided,” Pétursson told me. “It’s just as simple as that. It can, technically, be – there’s nothing preventing it, it’s just not what we’re focusing on.

CCP is using their tactic of sticking to your guns. Wait and keep your product updated and then the game will progress from there. which is a very save card to play for CCP because you get more time to research your product.

“It’s those kind of things that we care more about rather than the exact number of people who are playing it, because we know that if we have that passion and we do the updates then the journey is going to take us to whatever numbers will come, just like it did with Eve.

“There were only 30,000 people playing Eve in the beginning, now there’s over half-a-million people playing it a decade later. We know how that works. If we stick to our guns, deliver on rapid-fire updates, the game accelerates and progresses so nicely that…

DUST and EVE are both community based games and CCP finds this most important. Hilmar sad the following about why they find the community of both games so important:

There’s a husband and wife team who pursued different gaming avenues before Dust. He would play Eve and she would play console games. Dust bridged the divide. “She started to play Dust, loved it, built her own alliance in Dust,” said Pétursson. “Now she has boots on the ground and he has an army in the sky. She’s calling the shots and he’s delivering them.

“It’s those kind of things that we care more about rather than the exact number of people who are playing it, because we know that if we have that passion and we do the updates then the journey is going to take us to whatever numbers will come, just like it did with Eve.

If you are intrested in the full interview then please take a look at this: LINK

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42 Comments

  1. asdf

    CCP is very happy with their 4000 max concurrent users in a F2P game. Pulling all those resources away from Eve for years to work on Dust was a great idea, the investment is really paying off!

    At least they’re sensible enough not to bother putting effort into porting Dust to other platforms since the game is shit anyway.

    October 5, 2013 at 8:13 pm Reply
    1. meeeee

      They did not pull resources away from eve, these are just extra resources. Even if dust would stop, these guyz would not all of a sudden start all working on eve

      October 5, 2013 at 9:16 pm Reply
      1. Playos

        Thank god… DUST’s major problem is that it’s lurched from entertaining to broken and back again with each update. That’s not fun for a game that has a much harder time getting the social and long term aspects that Eve basically lives on.

        October 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm Reply
      2. tumble weeds

        so they use “extra resources” to build a terrible game from the ground up rather than fix broken things in the game that got them this contract in the first place… how exactly is that supposed to make anyone feel better?

        October 5, 2013 at 9:53 pm Reply
        1. fuck goons dick

          things called profits and investments… putting all ur profits into making a game that may die? or fall apart… all ccps eggs in one basket with eve… they tried to push some of that extra profit to a branch and its still eve universe. cut them some slack for trying to run a fucking business and not a fucking college kids senior project making games that make all the players happy.

          October 6, 2013 at 7:02 am Reply
          1. Same basket

            If eve dies then dust dies as there is no eve tie and it is then a pointlessly repetitive, limited map shooter with bad mechanics that can not compare to other games in the genre, all the eggs are still in the EVE basket.

            October 6, 2013 at 11:11 am
      3. DjM

        That is naive. Of course the investment in Dust cannibalised potential investment in Eve. CCP was a one product company, whatever capital applied to Dust could have been applied to Eve. Worst is they are so far in now, no matter how obvious to us it’s a dead duck that needs to be canned they still keep pumping resources into it and it continues to divert management focus.

        October 6, 2013 at 3:34 am Reply
  2. anon

    I wouldn’t be surprised if CCP is exploring porting over Dust to PS4 behind the scenes, but is waiting to see whether the PS4 will even sell in decent numbers before investing substantial resources into such a project. So far, the reception to the next generation of consoles has been rather lukewarm, and there would not be much point in developing for a console that doesn’t sell.

    October 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm Reply
    1. Cold as ice

      I dont know what planet your on, but there seems to be alot of HYPE for ps4

      October 5, 2013 at 10:54 pm Reply
      1. I just do not know

        Hype is one thing, interest is another…

        October 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm Reply
        1. Ashesofempires

          The pre-orders for both PS4 and Xbox One have sold out, and the PS4 is expected to outsell the Xbox One by a small amount. It’s probably safe to develop for, especially since it would take minimal work to port it to the PC/XBOne if PS4 fails (underlying hardware is almost the same).

          October 9, 2013 at 3:24 am Reply
  3. Jaime Gomes

    DMG control is massive in this one.

    October 5, 2013 at 9:18 pm Reply
  4. Scott Lockwood III

    Does this site have any editors? Or, do they just put the crack pipe down just long enough to post whatever poorly written piece of crap hits their inbox?

    October 5, 2013 at 11:40 pm Reply
    1. alx

      evenews24 is freedom.

      October 6, 2013 at 4:50 am Reply
    2. fartwiggler gumbystain

      [points to the nearest goblin post] ….. does that answer your question?

      October 6, 2013 at 12:45 pm Reply
  5. imsosly

    Dust is like a bad alpha for the original Halo.

    October 6, 2013 at 12:21 am Reply
  6. imsosly

    Nothing goes together like a game that requires excel spreadsheets and 13 year old red-headed idiots on consoles…

    October 6, 2013 at 12:22 am Reply
  7. iskbot#1337

    It’s just as simple as that. It can, technically, be – there’s nothing preventing it, it’s just not what we’re focusing on.

    best troll ever !

    a PS4-Dust starter bundle release with keyboard & mouse is the last remaining chance to grab some attention for this unknown piece of crap.

    considering the already invested time and money CCP has to do this.

    A lot of gamers will buy a keyboard for the PS4 anyway.

    why not at release in combination with an unknown f2p FPS.

    October 6, 2013 at 3:30 am Reply
    1. Gg

      Because planteside2

      October 6, 2013 at 3:49 pm Reply
  8. imsosly

    Put Dust on PC and maybe I will play it.

    October 6, 2013 at 5:38 am Reply
    1. d

      I was really interested in Dust….until they announced it was going to be PS3 only. After that I didn’t give a shit. It should have been a PC game plain and simple.

      October 6, 2013 at 6:03 pm Reply
  9. Where the hell are they getting this 500,000 user playerbase for Eve??? More like 500k accounts, active and inactive.

    October 6, 2013 at 5:40 am Reply
    1. liarliar

      There was time when u saw 50k players online on eve.
      Now its 30k.
      Nothing went wrong?

      http://0.tqn.com/d/politicalhumor/1/0/4/W/baghdadbob_conquer.jpg

      October 6, 2013 at 10:07 am Reply
    2. More idiots

      Read up on shit before you look stupid. CCP already said when the 500k mark was hit that it was ACTIVE accounts

      October 7, 2013 at 12:24 am Reply
  10. Andrew Metzger

    It would be a good vita game or with a lot of work even a great ps4 game. But as it stands, it’s barely tied into EVE, light on features and lackluster in the visual department.

    Doubling down can pay off big time, but I have yet to see them “delivering” on “rapid fire” updates.

    October 6, 2013 at 8:02 am Reply
  11. buhahha

    Wtf is this crap..
    They have to make dust anyway to x86 processors, since ps4 is no more power based…
    Pc, Xbox,ps4 are in practice all same hardware…
    Was it good idea to launch dust to ps3 ??? lol

    Do not listen ur customers in future either …

    October 6, 2013 at 10:30 am Reply
  12. Lol

    But dust is completely shit. Reviews were scathing of how terrible it was (another half arsed release by CCP) and no one wants to play because there are far far more superior games. Hilmar and his merry men are dilusional

    October 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm Reply
  13. Billbo

    “There were only 30,000 people playing Eve in the beginning, now there’s over half-a-million people playing it a decade later. We know how that works”

    You can’t use that same methodology in the console market ffs, your competing against studios with the likes of “Rockstar” “Bethesda”, DICE, and UBIsoft just to name a few.When you know your smelling a turd it’s time to flush the toilet.

    October 6, 2013 at 5:37 pm Reply
    1. hmm

      there is NOT 500,000 people playing at all! that includes trials, dead accounts, multiple accounts of the same person. The online amount as pretty much stayed the same for the past few years!

      October 6, 2013 at 7:59 pm Reply
      1. You know nothing

        There are 500,000 ACTIVE (as in subscribed with payment or plex) accounts. Do your research before you shit post!

        October 7, 2013 at 12:19 am Reply
    2. AA

      There is aproxx 15-20k persons playing eve online actively. rest online is alt accounts.

      October 6, 2013 at 9:42 pm Reply
    3. Stating the obvious

      To be fair, the new GTA made by Rockstar is a piece of crap, that looks like horseshit and runs at less then 22fps. Awful games for some reason still sell on consoles.

      October 7, 2013 at 3:14 am Reply
      1. lulz

        lol… I know right? 22FPS is the avg. also, it dips into the mid teens at times lol…

        I went to the GTA forums the day after the release and mentioned the bad FPS, and most ether don’t realize, or are such big fanboies that they don’t care how bad the FPS is.

        October 7, 2013 at 5:45 am Reply
      2. Billbo

        Yeaah “its crap” thats why they made a billion dollars in 2days right?

        October 7, 2013 at 2:57 pm Reply
        1. Stating the obvious

          Then you see my point…. Awful games for some reason still sell on consoles. All you have to do is play the game to notice the bad frame rate, and that is the whole point I was making, it made tons of money, and a game that avg. 22 fps(which just in case you didn’t know, is god awful) is for some reason acceptable on consoles. Not really sure why, but a good IP will sell you millions of copys, and GTA5 proves this, hell GTA4 proved it, as it was even worse then 5, yet sold tens of millions . Not saying all console games are awful, “Last of Us” is an example of a great console game, but it had to be good to sell as it’s an original IP.

          October 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm Reply
      3. Marcus

        It’s not just bad FPS on GTA5, the game has a lot of bad texture pop ins, and this was a big problem with GTA4, and Red dead. Max Payne3 another rockstar game was even worse then GTA5 when it came to frame rate, often dropping to 10FPS on both the PS3, and XBOX. Calling Rockstar games a good developer is the definition of a oxymoron. Vice City, and San Andreas were both great games, and the original Max Payne was amazing. But those games are almost ten years old, Vice City being eve older. Besides those three games Rockstar hasn’t made anything really good….. and don’t say anything retarded like RAGE, LA noir, and Manhunt were good games.

        October 7, 2013 at 10:22 pm Reply
  14. Dennis the Dreamer

    Dustard. Meanwhile, EVE is sooooooooooooooo quiet. Not much happening except for occasional stupid caps pilot.

    October 7, 2013 at 3:08 am Reply
  15. bob

    Yawwn Factory!!!

    October 7, 2013 at 5:37 am Reply
  16. Dust 2 Steam OS :{)

    October 7, 2013 at 9:11 am Reply
  17. Tom

    they need to do something, as when the PS4 is launched nobody will bother with their PS3

    October 7, 2013 at 11:27 am Reply
  18. lolPS3youNoobs

    Because releasing a game at the end of a console’s lifecycle was a genious idea and at the same time alienating the PC crowd (read between the lines: the people that fucking made you).

    Take your Dust and shove it up your ass. EVE4LIFE

    October 7, 2013 at 2:56 pm Reply
  19. Nick fortyniner

    ps3 cant handle dust point blank

    October 25, 2013 at 8:37 am Reply

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