CCP has released a brand spanking new trailer, called “Way of the Mercenary” for their upcoming Eve Online tie-in FPS, Dust 514. For those of you who haven’t heard of Dust 514 yet;
1) Where have you been? Was it a deserted island or a maximum security prison in the middle of Siberia?
2) Welcome back to the real world.
So here’s the deal. A couple of years ago Crowd Control Productions, the creators of Eve Online, announced that they would be creating a new game which would allow players all over the world to connect and interact with the Eve Online universe in a way which has never been heard of before. They would be creating a first person shooter which would not only tie in to the story line of Eve Online but would actually allow players to interact in the same universe and effect the things going on around the galaxy.
Yeah, you read that correctly. Players of the First Person Shooter “Dust 514” will be able to interact with and effect the goings on in the universe which houses the MMORPG Eve Online. Players of the FPS will act as ground troops; mercenaries and privateers who will fight for glory and ISK (the currency of Eve Online) at the whim of those playing the MMO. Players of the MMO will then see the effects of the fighting in the FPS as it creates economic shifts and causes territories to change hands.
Eventually, they’ll all even be able to stand in the same room together.
When you’re done cleaning out your pants, have a look at the trailer below from CCP. You’ll dig it.