New DUST 514 Features and Content “Planned for Years to Come,” $100 DLC Pack Out Today

The full version of DUST 514 goes live on the PlayStation Network today, meaning you’ll be able to download the “world’s first free-to-play, multiplayer first-person shooter on a console” soon.

In true F2P fashion, there’s going to be some DLC available for download today in the PlayStation Store, which you can read all about below:

Mercenary Pack – $19.99/£15.99/€19.99

  • Includes 40,000 Aurum to spend in-game, a 30-day skill booster (+50%), and exclusive gear.

Veteran Pack – $49.99/£39.99/€49.99

  • Comes with dropsuits, boosters, 100,000 Aurum, a permanent Blood Raider Acolyte vehicle, a deadly sniper rifle, and more.

Elite Pack – $99.99/£84.99/€99.99

  • Offers 200,000 Aurum, boosters, four dropsuits, multiple weapons, a permanent light attack vehicle, and a collection of Heavy Assault Vehicles.

You don’t have to worry about DUST 514 being forgotten about anytime soon, as CCP promises that there are new features, content, and upgrades “planned for years to come.” This starts with an update in June, followed by “additional major releases throughout 2013,” which will all be free.

CCP Games CEO, Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, talked a bit about the impending launch:

DUST 514 has been forged by the willpower and skills of the players who have joined us on the journey to launch, and the talent and determination of our development teams around the world. We are now poised for the next phase of development of DUST 514 and the EVE Universe. We are off to a fantastic start, and ahead is the opportunity to expand even further what games can become. After a decade of preparing for this moment, we will at last see the emerging society of DUST players begin to fight gun-and-grenade for planetary dominance, alongside their EVE Online brethren. For all we have done so far, our best moments are yet to come.

Are you going to enter the world of DUST 514 for the first time today? Or are you a returning player? Let us know in the comments below.