CCP Games has announced that their free-to-play PS3 first person shooter, Dust 514, will enter an open beta phase on January 22 as all PlayStation Network users will be able to download the game beginning next week.
The open beta was preceded by CCP’s merging of the Dust 514 game world and their MMO, Eve Online. According to CCP, the single persistent online universe that this merger has created is “something unprecedented in videogame history.”
“The launch of the Dust 514 Open Beta is another step towards our long-term vision for CCP and Eve,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP. “But this is just the beginning. As we have done with EVE Online, in the coming weeks, and for years to come, we will continually improve upon and add to the Dust 514 experience, as well as add deeper integration between the two games and their communities.”
If you can’t wait one more week, access to the Dust 514 closed beta is still available by purchasing the Dust 514 Mercenary Pack from the PlayStation Store.