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"We consider Dust 514 one of the best free-to-play offerings on the platform, but the years have caught up with us."

Chris Kerr, News Editor

February 3, 2016

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EVE Online's PlayStation 3 spin-off, Dust 514, will shut down on May 30, developer CCP announced today

The free-to-play FPS will be turned off after three years in order to make way for another shooter set in the EVE Online universe of New Eden. 

As a result, CCP won't be releasing the 1.3 update as previously planned. 

Players will be able to continue as normal and spend Aurum - Dust's in-game currency - until the servers are switched off in May, although all PSN packs and purchases have been removed and disabled from the in-game marketplace and the PlayStation Store. 

"We consider Dust 514 one of the best free-to-play offerings on the platform, but the years have caught up with us," read a CCP forum post.

"It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that Dust 514 will be shutting down on May 30, 2016."

CCP plans to give fans a glimpse of its new project at this year's EVE Fanfest on April 21. 

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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