Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned

A post on the DUST 514 Forums has early details on CCP's plans for an Unreal Engine 4 shooter for PC based on DUST 514 (thanks DSOGaming). This is actually from last week following the news that the original version of this PS3 shooter spinoff of EVE Online would soon close down. They say this unannounced project "is in many ways an evolution of Project Legion," and make it clear that game that was announced in May 2014 has also bitten the dust. They plan on showing this off in April at the EVE Fanfest, and though this will be on a different platform than DUST 514, they will have some sort of loyalty program, saying, "Since this new game will be different from DUST 514 (although keeping many of its great parts), we will provide tiered recognition rewards to our loyal DUST customers, details to be announced." Here's the deal:
CCP’s development team in Shanghai has been working on a prototype for a first-person shooter for PC with the goal of building a great FPS set in our sci-fi universe of New Eden (the universe in which EVE Online, DUST 514, EVE: Valkyrie, and Gunjack are set). Their experience is being utilized to build a new game from scratch using Unreal Engine 4 while harnessing all our learnings from DUST 514. This is in many ways an evolution of Project Legion, the concept we announced at EVE Fanfest 2014, but without the limitations of technical debt and development paths we quickly discovered in that effort that could never serve as a future-proof technology base for a full production game. This new project is still in an early phase of production, and we feel like we’re on the right track and plan to give an update at EVE Fanfest on April 21st as a part of the free livestream of the event. Since this new game will be different from DUST 514 (although keeping many of its great parts), we will provide tiered recognition rewards to our loyal DUST customers, details to be announced.

We are very proud of what we’ve learned and accomplished with DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 over the past three years and it is an honor to be a part of such a dedicated community. We consider DUST 514 one of the best free-to-play offerings on the platform, but the years have caught up with us. It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that DUST 514 will be shutting down on May 30th, 2016. We therefore will not be releasing the 1.3 update as we had planned. Players will continue to be able to play for free on our servers until then, but all further PSN packs and purchases have been removed and disabled from the in-game marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Players with existing Aurum will be able to continue to purchase items from the in-game marketplace.

Thank you for being a part of DUST 514 on the PlayStation 3. We look forward to the next chapter, and hope you’ll be a part of it and continue the journey with us.
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Re: Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned
Feb 9, 2016, 03:57
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Re: Project Legion Dead; DUST 514-Inspired PC Shooter Planned Feb 9, 2016, 03:57
Feb 9, 2016, 03:57
 
Kxmode wrote on Feb 9, 2016, 01:56:
EVE is such a large galaxy. What's so special about DUST 514?

Mainly another layer in the MMO, but they ruined the idea by having a PC only MMO have a console addon game. IMO if they had done it for PC, there would have been more players and emergent gameplay and CCP would probably have expanded on the idea. Put something really valuable in the dust game setting that would have somehow transfered to EVE you would have had huge fleet battles over the planet dust people were fighting on and sniping each others destroyers that would have proved support on the ground.

Of course not sure how they would have handled the time dilation that EVE brought in to "fix" the lag issue.


So I do hope Legion will have some EVE integration in it, otherwise is quite pointless to have yet another shooter.

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