Apparently Sony Computer Entertainment of American’s CEO either compromised CCP Games launch date or actually hinted the release date of DUST 514 for PlayStation 3, IGN among other mainstream video game media reported:
When asked about the trend towards cheaper and outright free-to-play games, Tretton notes that PlayStation platforms already have free-to-play titles. “We do have free-to-play games. A game called Dust 514 is a full-blown first-person shooter available on PlayStation 3 that not only allows you to play against your friends on PS3, but also against people on the PC.” When asked for clarification on if it’s “Dust” or “Dusk,” Tretton confirms it’s Dust, following up with a seemingly innocuous statement: “Coming out next month.”
I am really eager to see on how DUST 514 will turn out and of course I would like to see it live ASAP, but in this writer’s opinion there is a ton of tweaks CCP Games should iron out before releasing DUST 514 into the wild, I won’t get into details (*WINK* – NDA! – *WINK*) – but lets just say the competition is fierce and I hope CCP Games don’t pull another Incarna here, a half finished product could throw all the effort to wast – I for once would like to see CCP Games succeed here.
Speculation aside, October is just a few days ahead and we’ll see if this is just hot air from an ill informed high-up in SONY or if CCP Games will actually announced a solid launch date.
For the time being I wonder, what kind of FPS are EVE Online players fragging while sitting on the Titan in some remote solar system out there? Yes, Tanks is an Shooter.