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The Escapist Staff | 8 Jun 2012 20:30
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Dust 514

Taking place inside the universe of EVE Online , Dust 514 takes the intricacies of the sci-fi MMORPG and turns it into a brutal free-to-play first-person shooter. Players will be able to take jobs and contracts from EVE corporations and battle across the surfaces of EVE's many planets for in-game currency, which can be used to purchase new weapons, items and vehicles.

Read up on Mike Kayatta's full preview of Dust 514 here.

Mike Kayatta's : Players take jobs and sign lengthy contracts for EVE guilds (called corporations, if you didn't know), and get paid in ISK, EVE's in-game currency.Dust players can then take that money and buy new gear, like weapons, buffs, and armors. So far, sounds pretty normal, right? Here's the catch: Every time you die, and I mean every single time you kick it, everything you had equipped is permanently destroyed. This get's a bit wild, considering that players can die numerous times in the course of a single match, much like other shooters. The same goes for vehicles, purchased ahead of time from the extensive marketplace. If you drop a week's worth of ISK on a super tank, and someone blows it up on the battlefield, it's bye bye tank, and bye bye everything you spent on it. Forever.

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