Brandon Laurino, Executive Producer at CCP Games, has confirmed that DUST 514 will be free to play on PlayStation 3. DUST 514 is the first ever game built from the ground up as a free to play MMOFPS on console, exclusively on the PlayStation 3. The development of DUST and CCP’s engagement with Sony has been ongoing since before E3 2011 last year.
Thanks to how Sony has set up the PlayStation Network – and the innovations they have been making on it together with CCP – Sony’s console platform is the only one able to support this kind of game as a service and business model.
Just to be totally clear, DUST 514 will be a free to play game, without any cover charge. However, additional content, such as DLC and in-game items, will come with a charge to support the game. Details of such extras have yet to be announced.