Released for PlayStation 3 in May 2013, Dust 514 will be shutting down on May 30 of this year, CCP announced today.
In a forum post, CCP explained that the “years have caught up with us,” and Dust 514 will be going offline on May 30. You’ll be able to continue playing for free until then, but all PSN packs and purchases have been removed and disabled from the in-game marketplace and the PlayStation Store. However, those with existing Aurum will be able to continue to purchase items from the in-game marketplace.
Due to this announcement, CCP won’t be releasing the 1.3 update as planned.
Here’s their message about Dust 514 going offline in May:
We are very proud of what we’ve learned and accomplished with DUST 514 on PlayStation 3 over the past three years and it is an honor to be a part of such a dedicated community. We consider DUST 514 one of the best free-to-play offerings on the platform, but the years have caught up with us. It is with a heavy heart that we inform you that DUST 514 will be shutting down on May 30th, 2016. We therefore will not be releasing the 1.3 update as we had planned. Players will continue to be able to play for free on our servers until then, but all further PSN packs and purchases have been removed and disabled from the in-game marketplace and the PlayStation Store. Players with existing Aurum will be able to continue to purchase items from the in-game marketplace.
Thank you for being a part of DUST 514 on the PlayStation 3. We look forward to the next chapter, and hope you’ll be a part of it and continue the journey with us.
For now, the development team in Shanghai is hard at work on a prototype for a first-person shooter for PC, which they plan on setting in the sci-fi universe of New Eden (shared by EVE Online, Dust 514, EVE: Valkyrie, and Gunjack). “This new project is still in an early phase of production, and we feel like we’re on the right track and plan to give an update at EVE Fanfest on April 21st as a part of the free livestream of the event,” they said.
Will you be playing Dust 514 before it shuts down?