CCP Games announced today that the moment of truth has finally come for Dust 514. The beta is about to end the game will officially launch on PS3 in little more than two weeks: on May the 14th.
The developer also released a nice gallery of new screenshots that you can find at the bottom of this post.
CCP’s CEO Hilmar Veigar Pétursson accompanied the announcement with the following statement:
Reaching this point has required many years, hundreds of CCP employees, and the engagement of millions of players who contributed fantastic feedback during the beta process. Now we start the real journey, which, decades from now, we will look back on with astonishment at all we accomplished. The EVE Universe will outlive us all.
There’s more news coming from the ongoing EVE Fanfest about the now joint universe of EVE Online and Dust 514, as CCP signed a deal with filmmaker Baltasar Kormákur to create a TV series based on the adventures of real EVE Online players.
In addition to this a new trailer for the EVE universe has been released, showing the origin of the setting in cinematic form. It looks beautiful, and you can enjoy it below while I rub my hands thinking about all the naive mercenaries that are going to walk the dusty surface of some remote planet waiting for me to obliterate them from orbit. More targets are always a good thing.