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Dust 514 closing down in favor of new shooter in the Eve Online world

Eve's PS3 FPS goes dark on May 30

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Dust 514 will bite the dust on May 30.

Servers for the free-to-play shooter spun off of the Eve Online continuity will close down after three years in play, developer and publisher CCP games announced today. That's because a development team has been working on another prototype FPS for the PC "using Unreal Engine 4 while harnessing all our learnings from Dust 514."

CCP said it would give an update on this new project on April 21 at an Eve Online fan convention.

"We consider Dust 514 one of the best free-to-play offerings on the platform, but the years have caught up with us," CCP wrote. The shutdown means that a planned 1.3 update to the game will not be released. Players may still play for free until then, but all premium items have been removed for sale. Those who have in-game currency remaining will still be able to use it until the shutdown date.

Dust 514 was a PlayStation 3 exclusive that launched in 2013, and events in it had influence in the larger world of Eve Online.

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