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CCP: Vita Could Be Sub-Controller For DUST 514

Covering all bases.

The latest edition of the official PlayStation Blogcast, hosted by Jeff Rubenstein and Nick Suttner, features a section in which CCP Games’ David Reid briefly discusses the DUST 514 Vita app.

We’ve known for a while now that the handheld download wouldn’t be a full-blown port of the massive online shooter, standing in as an on-the-go companion. Though in the following statement, Reid suggests that, over time, the app may become more integrated within the game:

Our first steps will be cohort apps – the idea of taking a certain amount of the [game’s] admin on the go. But the opportunity is massive in terms of what could be on that screen while you’re playing DUST 514.

It’s unlikely that the Vita will actually stand in as a secondary controller, though we do see possibilities of it being used an additional interface. For instance, it could display maps, stats, or even be us to set waypoints and call in tactical strikes via the touchscreen.

Be sure to check in later for another glimpse at DUST 514 in one of our featured articles.

Source: Push Square

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7 Comments
  1. Klart
    Member
    Since: Jun 2010

    “the opportunity is massive”, well I hope you’re not all PR talk and actually do something great with this “masssive ooportunity”

    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 13:03.
    • manky_
      Member
      Since: Forever

      I’m still waiting to use my PSP as a wing mirror in F1 2007

      Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 13:18.
      • ron_mcphatty
        Member
        Since: Sep 2008

        Ditto, mine’s been glued to the top of the telly in preparation for 4 years. Its starting to look stupid.

        Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 14:04.
  2. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    DUST 514 is starting to sound brilliant, the way everything connects together. It will be like MAG on steroids!

    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 13:04.
    • mugsybalone
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      Or even MAG on… asteroids!

      Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 13:32.
      • hazelam
        Member
        Since: Feb 2009

        genius. ^_^

        where’d that vote button go?

        Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 18:25.
  3. hazelam
    Member
    Since: Feb 2009

    at some point, one company has got to say they’ll do something like this, and then actually do it.

    unlike all the other times this kind of thing has been talked about with the psp.

    Comment posted on 17/04/2012 at 18:25.

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