For those unfamiliar, Dust 514 is a free-to-play futuristic MMO-FPS for PS3. Set to be played out in large scale battles using the weapons and armor sets you configure, along with vehicles and sometimes heavy artillery; you won’t be alone in this as you will choose your faction and wage war with the hopes of victory. What sets this apart is its link to EVE Online. If you have friends that play the space combat game, you can call upon them to conduct air-strikes for your side. Do you need more than that… possibly.
Recently, Dust 514’s producer – Tom Farrer – who is also known as CCP Wolfman, sat down for a Q&A regarding what lies in store for fans of this intense game. In the not so far future, we can expect to see new weapons and armor as well as a major overhaul of vehicle mechanics. The idea is not to separate the effectiveness of you foot soldier vs vehicles, but to better bring them together. An example is modules to enhance vehicle attributes but also having a cooldown which will allow infantry a chance to exploit its vulnerability. This will create a back-and-forth forcing both sides to plan their attack more strategically.
With that said, we can expect much more to come for the Dust 514 armies. The battle is sure to continue.