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Dust for PC?

#1 - 2012-11-26 22:10:46 UTC
I dont have PS3 or any other console and have no intention of ever getting one, am I forever excluded from dust?
#2 - 2012-11-27 00:57:30 UTC
you are excluded for the forsseable future yes


#3 - 2012-11-27 09:11:34 UTC
Holy Duck wrote:
I dont have PS3 or any other console and have no intention of ever getting one, am I forever excluded from dust?

Sadly yes, there is no confirmation at all that DUST514 will come to PC as well.

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#4 - 2012-11-27 12:54:39 UTC
hmmmm.. i'm sure it has to do with Sony's contract .. however.. having DUST 514 would def capture more of the Halo 4 players when the 'buzz' burns out .. IMO ..

not talking about those players with an Xbox and a PS3.. just those with Xbox ..

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#5 - 2012-11-27 14:11:01 UTC
No Dust on the X-box is down to Microsoft's policies.

No free content updates. problems with using other people's servers. Updates on their schedule only. I'd be surprised if we ever saw Dust there.

As for the PC, Well, if it was there it'd be in direct competition with Planetside 2, which wouldn't be the world's best idea. Amongst other things. Apparently Sony have been bending over backwards to be helpful with Dust.

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#6 - 2012-11-27 16:43:19 UTC
Well as customer you can vote with your wallet. Dont buy ps3 just to play dust, but take your money elswhere.
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#7 - 2012-11-29 11:44:55 UTC
ps3 exclusive only means for a year any way....
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#8 - 2012-12-04 14:17:51 UTC
Dust 514 not being on the PC makes me a carebear :[
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#9 - 2013-01-21 13:40:04 UTC
Dust not being on PC is simply a smart business move. And it has been discussed a few times in articles online. And it isn't all related to Sony, although part of it is.

From Sony's perspective, they want Dust to stay on PS3, why? Because a move to the PC would cannibalize the Planetside 2 user base. Not a smart business move, much better for them to have their games split between more systems, they get a larger player base that way, its just easy math, especially with games that are so similar.

From CCP's perspective, they'd most likely want Dust to stay on PS3 to avoid cannibalizing their Eve playerbase. Branching out to the PS3 gets an entirely different market, console players, PC-less players, and also brings a lot of attention to their mother game on the PC. Whereas a PC release would just grab attention from a lot of people who already know a lot about the game, this release on PS3 gets an entirely new pool of people for them.

It was a very very smart move for all companies involved, and people who can't understand why Dust is on the PS3 obviously just don't understand business.

Combine that with the fact that it seems like Sony is just bending over backwards to help Dust be successful on the PS3 and they'd have been foolish to do anything else.
#10 - 2013-01-24 12:40:34 UTC
it WILL come to PC eventualy but expect to wait at least a good 2 years
#11 - 2013-01-24 12:52:48 UTC
ITTigerClawIK wrote:
it WILL come to PC eventualy but expect to wait at least a good 2 years

Provided it'll live that long. Which I doubt.

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#12 - 2013-01-24 13:05:34 UTC
Your loss, PS3 is a damn good console. you should get one.


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#13 - 2013-01-24 15:03:00 UTC
Wonder what happens when the PS4 comes out later this year (or after the predictably interminable delays)? Will Dust play on that, too, or will folks have to then have *two* PS consoles if there are to be PS4-exclusive games?

Doesn't really affect me; I got a PS3 mostly for Dust, as I've been playing Eve for 5 years now and wanted to "branch out". And cuz I've got that kinda time, being an olde retired pharte....
#14 - 2013-01-24 18:20:39 UTC
From what the bunnies gathered in intel. Sony just paid ccp to make dust 514 a PS4 launch title so another extension on the contract.

Luckily Unreal 4 engine does not mind playing with unreal 3 two clients able to talk to each other is more than possible after some work into it.

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#15 - 2013-01-25 18:47:23 UTC
I wouldn't be surprised to see DUST on PS4 at console launch.

Folks, you all realize that cross-platform games are nearly non-existent right? And while Call of Duty and such solve this by simply not playing on the same servers (PC players fight PC players, Xbox players fight Xbox players, etc.), the nature of DUST 514's connection to EVE means everyone fights in the same place.

There's a lot of very nasty technical challenges that would occur if one attempted to port DUST 514 off the PlayStation. It's account system is directly tied to PSN accounts as well.

Sure, if PlayStation crashes and burns as a console in the next few years, CCP would have to do a port, otherwise, I don't see why they would.

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