Most people see Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) and Battlefield 3 (BF3) as the blockbuster shooters but it seems they left out a fine gem to the FPS genre.
It’s Dust 514, where the developer himself insisted that it is the biggest multiplayer first-person shooter on the market.
Executive producer Brandon Laurino spoke to European PlayStation Blog recently and he said that the PS3-exclusive downloadable FPS, which links up with CCP’s space MMO Eve Online, utilizes “thousands” of micro-transactions into the PlayStation Network.
“Right off the bat, we have literally thousands of in-game items built into the system; likewise, in terms of scale, you’re looking at a conflict taking place across thousands of planets, so we’re not just talking a dozen maps – we’re talking an entire universe of planets and areas of engagement within them,” he said.
“That’s the difference in scale we’re looking at here, and taking our experience with Eve Online and also, some inspiration found in the best microtransaction based MMOs, social and mobile games, and we’ve set up our workflow so that we can iterate and add new content very quickly.
“In terms of scale, depth and volume of content, Dust 514 will easily be the biggest multiplayer FPS on the market – also by virtue of being an MMOFPS, not just an FPS.”
DUST 514 is to hit the online shelves in Spring 2012 exclusively for PlayStation 3.