DUST 514 will be downloadable only, no disc release.

#1 Posted by Forcen (1799 posts) -

CCP Games have revealed that Dust 514 will be distributed via digital means only, meaning the game will not be getting a retail release.

When speaking to Hilmar Veigar, the CEO of CCP in LA, it became apparent that Dust 514 will be arriving as a download only title, ”Our infrastructure is deep. That’s why we’re going digital distribution only” he told ShopToNews.

Dust 514 is an MMOFPS set in the Eve universe, which was crafted by CPP for the popular PC MMO, Eve online. The game will be CCP’s first since the 2003 MMO and will be available exclusively on PS3, next year.

http://www.shoptonews.net/2011/06/07/dust-514-will-be-download-only-title/

So, what are your guess about price? $19.99?
Don't forget that the game will use microtransactions, probably through EVE Online's upcoming Aurum currency that will be used for microtransactions in EVE. Source 
Is microtransactions another reason that it may not have been suitable for Microsoft on the Xbox 360? They want all the DLC to be through their marketplace?

 
#2 Posted by onarum (1999 posts) -

Hell if it's going to be all micro transaction crap it should be free.... I hate these things because I will never waste money buying items in a game (or paying monthly fees for that matter) so I can't possibly stay competitive in a game like this.

#3 Posted by Beforet (2911 posts) -

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

#4 Posted by YoungFrey (1321 posts) -

The E3 video showed all the prices as being in ISK.  But maybe that was showing that Capsuleers can buy gear for Dust troopers.  I just want to know if it will have the same skill system as EVE.   
 
I think I can live without a box.  They just take up space and I only care too look at the collector's editions and those take up a ton of space. 
#5 Posted by MonkeyKing1969 (2535 posts) -

It will be interesting to see how the two games link up, or do not link up. In some ways I like the idea that they way this game works might put some players off. EVE prides itself on people saying, "You play EVE...Well, that's not a typical MMO!" and it would be nice if Dust 514 were the same way, "You play Dust? Damn, that game a bit too much for me."

If Dust 514 were interesting, I would pay yearly fees. If it were interesting, I would buy equipment or replace equipment by purchasing ISK?

At a certain point, it is worth some 'price' to play or be a part of something DIFFERENT. At a certain point 15 million other people playing a game in a turn-off, and that's the point where playing with a few hundred thousand dedicated players becomes attractive.

#6 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -

Download only? Great, I hate downloading!
 
If they say next that you need to subscribe next, then I'm out.

#7 Posted by onarum (1999 posts) -
@jkuc316 said:
Download only? Great, I hate downloading!  If they say next that you need to subscribe next, then I'm out.
No I think it's already confirmed that it will be free to play, but you'll probably have to pay for every single piece of equipment you want so...
#8 Posted by jkuc316 (981 posts) -
@onarum said:
@jkuc316 said:
Download only? Great, I hate downloading!  If they say next that you need to subscribe next, then I'm out.
No I think it's already confirmed that it will be free to play, but you'll probably have to pay for every single piece of equipment you want so...
Yeah found that out while I was chatting with a friend of mine who is interested in Dust(which was after I posted my comment), but thanks for telling me anyways.
#9 Posted by Misfit (10 posts) -

I played Eve for a minute and I'm looking forward to checking this out.

#10 Posted by DystopiaX (5291 posts) -

@Beforet said:

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

It would be crazy if they somehow struck that deal with Playstation to let them do that.

#11 Posted by coakroach (2488 posts) -

1 Cat 50MSK, 2 Cats 75MSK! 
Please sir my wife is very sick. 

#12 Posted by kristov_romanov (451 posts) -

Excuse my ignorance, but did EVE come out on disc?

If not, it just may be that they have never had a DVD production partner.

#13 Posted by SgtGrumbles (1024 posts) -

@kristov_romanov said:

Excuse my ignorance, but did EVE come out on disc?

If not, it just may be that they have never had a DVD production partner.

EVE does have a boxed copy on shelves, yep.

#14 Posted by Portis (1279 posts) -

Want.

That is all.

#15 Posted by Beforet (2911 posts) -

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

It would be crazy if they somehow struck that deal with Playstation to let them do that.

Yes, but CCP is the company insane enough to pull that off.

#16 Posted by Liber (648 posts) -

The game looks pretty bad and old.

#17 Posted by DystopiaX (5291 posts) -

@Beforet said:

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

It would be crazy if they somehow struck that deal with Playstation to let them do that.

Yes, but CCP is the company insane enough to pull that off.

At first I thought you said "ICP" and was wondering what the Insane Clown Posse had to do with this.

#18 Posted by kristov_romanov (451 posts) -
@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

It would be crazy if they somehow struck that deal with Playstation to let them do that.

Yes, but CCP is the company insane enough to pull that off.

At first I thought you said "ICP" and was wondering what the Insane Clown Posse had to do with this.

Ha, I saw your post as OCP and wondered what RoboCop had to do with it.
#19 Posted by Beforet (2911 posts) -

@kristov_romanov said:

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

It would be crazy if they somehow struck that deal with Playstation to let them do that.

Yes, but CCP is the company insane enough to pull that off.

At first I thought you said "ICP" and was wondering what the Insane Clown Posse had to do with this.

Ha, I saw your post as OCP and wondered what RoboCop had to do with it.

Clearly there are too many three letter acronyms which in in CP.

#20 Posted by Jack268 (3387 posts) -
@Beforet said:

@kristov_romanov said:

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

@DystopiaX said:

@Beforet said:

Will I be able to buy it with ISK?

It would be crazy if they somehow struck that deal with Playstation to let them do that.

Yes, but CCP is the company insane enough to pull that off.

At first I thought you said "ICP" and was wondering what the Insane Clown Posse had to do with this.

Ha, I saw your post as OCP and wondered what RoboCop had to do with it.

Clearly there are too many three letter acronyms which in in CP.

Ha, I saw your post as CP an- 
 
I probably shouldn't go there should I?
#21 Posted by Dogma (943 posts) -

What I heard you can buy everything that you can buy with real money with ISK instead. It's your decision if you want to put in the effort of doing the job in game isntead of buying solutions.

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