CCP Games just announced the development of Project NOVA, an EVE Online themed first person shooter and spiritual successor to DUST 514.

Here are some of the most important details:

– Project Nova to be run on Unreal 4, game will be the same setting and will share many of the features and models. Focus is to scale back MMO feel and focus more on the competitive FPS feel.
– Differently from DUST 514 the of Nova to move away from planets and to focus more on space.
– Project Nova announced under CCP Shanghai which is to re-imagine the first-person mercenary combat of DUST 514 which will be released on PC and Free to Play.
– A demo will be playable at FanFest.