Jonathan Lander, who is the executive producer working on the upcoming Dust 514 has revealed that the team at CCP has long-term plans for the MMO and that it will probably outlive the PlayStation 3 home console from Sony, on which it will be launched.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, the developer said that, “Our plan is that we want in another ten years to be having ‘EVE is 20′ and ‘Dust is 10′. The whole way that we’re doing our development process is so that we can push out expansions on a regular basis. We’re not going to ship a unit and then in six months it’s off the shelves and people have stopped playing it.”
Despite the “Dust is 10” concept, it seems that at the moment CCP has only sketched out the first five years for the MMO.
Lander added, “We’ve got a five-year road map with a whole load of things we’d love to put into Dust. We’ve got crazy ideas that will take us through another 20 years of development.”
It’s not clear whether CCP has already talked to Sony about moving Dust 514 to the PlayStation 4
at some point in the future or whether the company already has plans to put in on the PC in order to offer long-term support.
Dust 514 is a console-based first-person shooter that’s supposed to use the free-to-play model and allow players to fight on planets set in the same universe as the EVE Online MMO.
Gamers will have to create characters and then join corporations that have a lot of control over resource and building deployment on the various planets.
Sony has said that it sees Dust 514 as a test on how well a straight-up first-person shooter without a subscription can perform on home console.
Launch is expected before the end of 2012.