We’ve had our team on the ground during Gamescom 2012 in Cologne, Germany to check out some of the hottest titles there. In our latest preview, we take a look at DUST 514 and how CCP plans to rock the gaming world. See what we found out and then leave us your thoughts in the comments.
CCP wants to change the universeâ€¦ of EVE Online anyway. Like a clumsy yet attractive paramour, DUST 514 is both frustrating and exciting. It’s a soap bubble lined with all my hopes and dreams, one that I’m terrified will burst if I so much as breathe. For those who don’t know, the short version of the story is this: DUST 514 is a stand-alone FPS built within the EVE Online universe. Swaddled in high-tech machinery and peopled by legions of artillery-totting individuals in armor, it’s easy to mistake DUST 514 for your average, run-of-the-mill shooter. Pretty, but not that special. However, there is so much more. DUST 514’s unique selling point is this: there is a correlation between the DUST 514 and Eve Online, a living connection that exists in real-time, a marriage of two games, an impossibility made real. This was CCP’s promise.