CCP have announced that its free-to-play PS3 shooter, Dust 514, will close at the end of May. The game has been running for the last three years, since it was first launched in May 2013. It also means that the planned v1.3 update won’t be releasing for the game, as originally planned.
CCP has the following to say:
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.
CCP continue to work on a new PC based first person shooter set in the same universe and will announce an update at EVE Fanfest on April 21st.