CCP Games has released a new gameplay video for their upcoming MMO Dust 514. The video is dubbed “Way of the Mercenary,” and is meant to introduce gamers to the basic concepts driving the title. The developers expect that the video will help give people a feel for what they can do in the game, apart from engaging in some crazy, sci-fi, space-cowboy warfare on alien planets. This may be a good move considering Dust 514 is a PS3 exclusive and console gamers have limited experience in the MMO FPS field that is as in-depth as Dust 514.
The video shows off some of the background aspects of the MMO, such as customization community interaction, and skill progression. Players will be able to choose loadouts that will allow them to adopt different roles on the battlefield and accept jobs from the myriad corporations that inhabit EVE Online. Through the video, players will get a concise idea of what the life of a mercenary will be off the battlefield.
The video also devotes time to highlight the combat aspects of Dust 514. Everything that happens in Dust 514 is based on the happenings in EVE Online. This means that corporations can hire Dust 514 players and send them to planets for a variety of purposes, the most popular of which will likely be gaining control of land. The video highlights the numerous goals for which players may be fighting for and what that could mean for the world/galaxy.
CCP Games has put more than a simple trailer together. The video is meant to provide those that may be unfamiliar with the Dust 514 title with a basic understanding of what they can expect when picking up the game.