Dust 514 is a very interesting idea coming to the PlayStation family this year. It will pair a team-based multiplayer competitive shooter on the PS3 with a management application on the PS Vita and, perhaps most excitingly, a large scale, economy packing well established MMO on the PC.
If that sounds like it’s right up your street, and you haven’t already got access to the beta via one of the many methods of invitation (or the PSN pack that buys you in), prepare to jump in. The open beta will become available to all on January 22nd.
There’s no stats-reset for those who have been playing the closed beta already, so newcomers may have a little bit of catching up to do. CCP seems to be set to continue the development of the game right through these beta stages and even beyond with a promise of continual tuning and deeper integration between Dust 514 and Eve Online.
Expect the open beta to appear for free download in next week’s PSN Store update.