In a recent interview, CCP Games CTO Halldor Fannar has confirmed that DUST 514 won’t follow a subcription-based business model. The recently unveiled first person shooter works in tandem with CCP’s flagship title, EVE Online, an economy-driven MMO known for its devoted fanbase and £13 monthly subscription rate. Fannar explained that after players have purchased the full version of DUST 514, they don’t have to spend a penny more. However a number of premium buffs and items will also be made available, though these can be bought with the in-game currency too.
During the interview, it was said several times that DUST 514 would be available to download, which prompts the question as to whether the game will also launch at retail. If it is confirmed to be download-only this also raises concerns as to how much content players will be getting for their buck.
CCP are hoping to launch DUST 514 next summer in tandem with an EVE expansion which will fuse the two games together.