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CCP To Premiere DUST 514 Tomorrow

Published March 21, 2012

CCP games will be premiering their new FPS, DUST 514, tomorrow at Harpa.
The event will be a part of the EVE Online Fanfest. According to Morgunblaðið, 70 foreign journalists are in Iceland right now for the festival alone.
The game itself has been attracting international attention, namely for being the first free-to-play FPS for the console; in this case, the PlayStation 3.
As CCP CEO Hilmar Pétursson recently said, “DUST 514 has everything you could want in a shooter: thrilling gameplay, spectacular graphics and an incredible strategic depth that comes from sharing the living universe of EVE Online. DUST 514 embodies the passion and creativity the world has come to expect from CCP, and we think PlayStation®3 owners will be amazed at the opportunity to play such a groundbreaking new game of this caliber for free.”
A complete listing of EVE Online Fanfest events can be found on their home page. Check out the video below to see the trailer for DUST 514.



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