CCP Games is looking to make an impact at this year’s E3 expo with its MMO/FPS hybrid, DUST 514, based within the same universe as the insanely popular EVE Online. CCP has been running a countdown site for the game’s E3 unveiling, one visitor managing to unearth a number of hidden files, or to be more specific, screenshots, which hint at DUST 514 being a PlayStation exclusive (note the “PS3” logo along the bottom of each image.)
A link channelling viewers to the PlayStation Blog was also discovered, set to go live when the countdown timer runs to nought. Anyone who has been paying attention to the E3 schedule will also realise that the launch time will coincide with Sony’s E3 press conference. Coincidence? We think not.
Though details on DUST 514 have yet to be set in stone, we assume the game will entail some form of cross-platform integration with EVE Online; a level of integration Microsoft are probably unwilling to allow, hence the exclusivity. Of course, we could be talking nonsense, the announcement could regard timed-exclusivity or maybe even PS3-only content. Either way, we will find out soon enough.
Source: Dust 514 Official Countdown