So I just watched the Dust514 keyn0te speech in Playstation Home.
The live demo was streamed to 7000 viewers watching via EveTV and 700,000 viewers via PlayStation Home. Seeing as the game willbe free to download and play you can bet the PS3 players will come in their millions, Sure some will not play for long and not get immersed into the game but I think for the most part those who enjoy team combat will become addicted to the huge MMO scale of Dust514.
During the demo it was revealed that there will be thousands of planets each with their own attributes which to me tells me the maps will never become boring as you will hardly ever play on the same map twice.
The Dust514 AAA MMOFPS will be releasing this year in 2012.
There will not be an unfair advantage between Aurum and Isk. (Aurum can be purchased on the PlayStation Store and Isk seems to be obtainable in game while playing Dust514)
The demo was played on what was considered a small map which spanned approx 2 miles wide.
Dust514 seems to have a limit of 24 vs 24 players.
If you wish to earn every player and weapon stat it could take you up to 7 years of gameplay.
Dust514 has a light aim assist for the unskilled players.
The commander role in dust514 will be as complex as the Fleet Commander in Eve.
This highlight of the demo has to be when a player in Dust514 called out co-ordinates to an Eve player who then proceeded to LET IT RAIN on the enemy with a barrage of firepower from above. They announced that this was a lucrative battle which obviously means this won’e be something you see all the time in Dust514 as it must cost a large amount of Isk to the Eve player. Seeing this demo gave me that feeling I have when I see a game demo where there is a lot to learn. Dust514 looks great and with a possible 7 years of gameplay under the hood I feel sure I’ll be hooked on it for a fair amount of time this 2012.
There will be more information shared over the next couple days so be sure to log into PlayStation Home and check out the Dust514 area.