Dust 514 To Become First Free-To-Play FPS On PS3

Set in the ever populated EVE Universe, Dust 514 from CCP Games will be bringing its MMOFPS universe exclusively to the PlayStation 3. A simply download from the PlayStation Network store is enough. Just make sure you have enough room on your PS3.

CCP CEO Hilmar Pétursson believes this will be groundbreaking:

DUST 514 has everything you could want in a shooter: thrilling gameplay, spectacular graphics and an incredible strategic depth that comes from sharing the living universe of EVE Online.
 
DUST 514 embodies the passion and creativity the world has come to expect from CCP, and we think PlayStation®3 owners will be amazed at the opportunity to play such a groundbreaking new game of this caliber for free

Sony's Phil Rosenberg is equally as excited to have this leg up on Microsoft:

As the first true free-to-play FPS on PS3™, DUST 514 signifies a big step forward in the evolution of console gaming. PS3™ is the only platform where players will experience a AAA game like this for free, and showcases our commitment to deliver the best games exclusively on PlayStation Network.

Arriving later this year, Dust 514 will be demoed for the first time at CCP's EVE Fanfest in Reykjavik, Iceland on March 22-24. Closed private trials began in December 2011 and will extend into beta soon.