Sony is breaking down barriers on PSN for Dust 514

Posted on March 8, 2012 - 9:00pm by Sean Hinz

With Killzone going free-to-play, they have set a precedent for the PS3. CCP hopes to set a new one with their next game Dust 514, making things easier for third-party developers everywhere. Dust 514's executive producer Brandon Laurino commented on the upcoming release for Dust 514 later this year and how Sony worked with them to “identify all the barriers that need to be removed” from PSN. That way CCP's service can operate as planned.

“We have complete ability to service and update the game as much as needed… We’ve worked out a framework where it’s certainly not [overly expensive], and essentially it’s not even a thought, it’s a completely trivial part of the equation.”

Without these barriers, CCP should be able to affect the EVE servers in real-time while playing Dust 514 and vice versa. In addition, doing something like this for CCP proves that this is a sound business model that can work for both Sony and the developer. A similar situation would be how Sony allowed Valve to put Steamworks in Portal 2. This will hopefully lead to a bright future where games don’t require a $60 investment to enjoy them. Any g1s excited for Dust 514?

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