PS3 game launched by creators of EVE Online, like nothing else

The Icelandic computer games company CCP, behind the ever-popular EVE Online game, yesterday unveiled its new Playstation 3 game. The game has been in development for four years and represents a milestone in global gaming development, the company’s CEO says.

Some 2,000 people from all over the world are in Reykjavík this weekend for the EVE Fanfest 2012 – the de-facto national holiday for denizens of the online EVE world. EVE Online has more active users than Iceland has residents.

Part of the celebration was the unveiling of CCP’s new Playstation 3 game, DUST 514. The game is free-to-play and is available to all Playstation 3 users without cost – the first time such a thing has been tried.

“But then DUST and EVE are connected, meaning we have linked together a console game and a PC game and that has also never been done before, and that means this is quite a big moment coming up for the entire gaming industry,” CCP CEO Hilmar Veigar told Vísir.is.

The new game takes place on the planets in the EVE space system, while EVE Online takes place on spaceships; but the games will connect in such a way that it will be possible to shoot at spaceships from the planets, and vice versa.

“DUST benefits from all the history and drama in EVE and also adds to it from the other side, so that together these two games will strengthen each other,” Hilmar Veigar said.

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