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DUST 514: CCP Secures $20M in New Funding

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe Land of AZPosts: 16,596MMORPG.COM Staff Uncommon

TechCrunch is reporting that CCP has secured $20 million in new funding. According to reports from CCP, the new money will be used in part to promote DUST 514 as it nears launch.

In addition to launching DUST, Reid says the funding will allow CCP to prepare for an IPO. The company doesn’t have any immediate plans to go public, but he says the money “allows us is to do some of the things you need to do for IPO preparedness,” such as building greater redundancy into its computer systems, so that it’s ready to go public when and if the time is right.

Read the full report at TechCrunch.

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  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon

    Since it's not a PC title, I just can't get interested in this game.  I'm sure as hell not buying a PS3 for it.

    It looks ok, but I'll play PS2 or Defiance instead.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • Deathwing980Deathwing980 Pittsburgh, PAPosts: 80Member

    Well, since its only a PS3 product... it divides the Player community who loved the Eve Lore... this just makes me sad because i enjoyed Eve and i loved FPS's so i would have been glad ot get this for PC... but since its not for PC... well no money (since i dont like PS3 that much)

     

  • PhryPhry HampshirePosts: 6,289Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deathwing980

    Well, since its only a PS3 product... it divides the Player community who loved the Eve Lore... this just makes me sad because i enjoyed Eve and i loved FPS's so i would have been glad ot get this for PC... but since its not for PC... well no money (since i dont like PS3 that much)

     

    they would have probably stood more chance if they 'd put it on the Wii...  as it is..  i just can't see it working, actually even if it was on the Wii.. and likewise, i sure as hell am not going to buy a ps3 just to play it.. gotta have some standards after all image

  • VelocinoxVelocinox Old Folks Home, CAPosts: 811Member Uncommon
    Without a PC release it's just $20 million down the crapper.

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  • Bl4ck3nDBl4ck3nD BrisbanePosts: 114Member
    Why not release on both platforms?
  • RohnRohn Saint Peters, MOPosts: 3,740Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bl4ck3nD
    Why not release on both platforms?

     

    I agree.  The "they don't want to split their playerbase" is pure garbage.

    EvE IS their playerbase.  It's the game that financed DUST 514.  Unless he or she already owns a PS3, an EvE player will not be able to play the game.  That's CCP taking a shit on their existing fanbase, plain and simple.

    Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG player scorned.

  • DreamionDreamion GothenburgPosts: 286Member

    It's farily easy to understand why they are releasing it on the PS3, they want the console market, and its less of a hassle since the game will work on every unit.

     

    There's still a chance that they will release a PC version eventually, they just want everything set up first, good anti-cheat system and every other problem coming with a PC release.

     

    If you dont like using a controller, fine, DUST allows M&KB, just plug in it with USB.

     

    It makes me a little sad that they are releasing it on the PS3 and not on the PC, sure the M&KB will make things ALOT better since I will never play an FPS on a console game otherwise, it's also sad because not everyone of your friends or, your corp in EVE got a ps3.

     

    With PS2 coming along (which looks great btw), it will be hard for CCP to release DUST on the PC, but the EVE-DUST link is such an interesting, unique thing, I have somwhat respect for it.

     
  • KyleranKyleran Tampa, FLPosts: 19,994Member Uncommon

    More failure tied to DUST 514.... would have been happier to hear it was being sunk into WOD, which sadly wasn't mentioned at all.

     

    In my day MMORPG's were so hard we fought our way through dungeons in the snow, uphill both ways.
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  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,862Member Uncommon


    This reminds me TESO discussions...

    DUST target audience is not EVE players but console FPS gamers.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,643Member Uncommon
    I would give it a go if it had been 360, but, well, as is I guess it's something that will only be happening to those 'other people' I hear so much about.
  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Bl4ck3nD
    Why not release on both platforms?

    Is this a question that needs to be asked? 

    Why do you think it isnt'?

  • VannorVannor YorkshirePosts: 2,970Member Uncommon
    You think if they made a free facebook post and offered to give each person that tried the game $1 from that £20mil they would get more players than spending it on advertising? I do...
  • MMOman101MMOman101 Posts: 1,274Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Suzie_Ford

    TechCrunch is reporting that CCP has secured $20 million in new funding. According to reports from CCP, the new money will be used in part to promote DUST 514 as it nears launch.

    In addition to launching DUST, Reid says the funding will allow CCP to prepare for an IPO. The company doesn’t have any immediate plans to go public, but he says the money “allows us is to do some of the things you need to do for IPO preparedness,” such as building greater redundancy into its computer systems, so that it’s ready to go public when and if the time is right.

    Read the full report at TechCrunch.

    20 Million on advertising, now we know these games cost to much to make.  That seems insane to me.  I think you could probably add a lot of content/features/polish for that type of money.  This industry is broken beyond repair. 

  • PjkornPjkorn Omaha, NEPosts: 11Member Uncommon
    I dont know why this info is even relevant on this site since most of its conent is PC related..sick of hearing about it since it is only available through the PS3.
  • DreamionDreamion GothenburgPosts: 286Member
    It says System Req: PS2 , someone fix heh.
  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,662Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Deathwing980

    Well, since its only a PS3 product... it divides the Player community who loved the Eve Lore...

    Does it divide it or does it chance doubling it?

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  • ValasAzuviirValasAzuviir The HaguePosts: 27Member
    Originally posted by Pjkorn
    I dont know why this info is even relevant on this site since most of its conent is PC related..sick of hearing about it since it is only available through the PS3.

     

    Because it ties into an existing PC MMO, hence why it's relevant to the site.

    If Sony were to have an RTS with a leaderboard that influenced the resources available to the factions of Planetside 2, then it  too would be relevant to the site as well.

     

    Doesn't mean we have to like what's being done, just that it does fall within the perview of this site, so they can't be chided on reporting about it. It's part of their job.

  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,862Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by LoktofeitDoes it divide it or does it chance doubling it?

    Expecting PS3 gamers to start playing EVE is probably as bold as expecting EVE players to buy a PS3 to play Dust...

    I see a slim chance for either to happen.

  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,705Member Uncommon

    Good luck to them

    I really wanted to play Dust 512.................but I am not going to buy a Playstation for it.

    Sorry CCP, I think you made a huge mistake with the Sony exclusive.

  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,705Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gdemami

     


    Originally posted by Loktofeit

     

    Does it divide it or does it chance doubling it?


     

    Expecting PS3 gamers starting to play EVE is probably as bold as expecting EVE players to buy a PS3 to play Dust...

    I see a slim chance for either to happen.

    That's my thought., it just not going to happen.

    I think CCP got it incredibly wrong with this one.

    I hope they can redeem themselves wit WoD

  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,662Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gdemami

     


    Originally posted by Loktofeit

     

    Does it divide it or does it chance doubling it?


     

    Expecting PS3 gamers starting to play EVE is probably as bold as expecting EVE players to buy a PS3 to play Dust...

    I see a slim chance for either to happen.

    I don't expect a big overlap of either, but that wasn't what he was talking about. He said the player community interested in EVE lore. Another genre and another platform of gamers means the introduction of the EVE universe and its lore to an entire new subset of gamers that more than likely never even heard of EVE before, let alone played it.

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  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,862Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by ste2000

    I think CCP got it incredibly wrong with this one.

    No, they did not. You only falsely assume that the game was somehow aimed to be for you.

    It isn't. The target audience is console FPS gamers. If you are not a console FPS gamer, you are not their target audience.


    TESO qq all over again...

  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,705Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    I don't expect a big overlap of either, but that wasn't what he was talking about. He said the player community interested in EVE lore. Another genre and another platform of gamers means the introduction of the EVE universe and its lore to an entire new subset of gamers that more than likely never even heard of EVE before, let alone played it.

    The PS3 market is packed with FPS, Dust will be another of them with an unknown IP

    If CCP would have merged EvE and Dust, they would have doubled the subscription.............they just lost a chance

  • GdemamiGdemami Beau VallonPosts: 7,862Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Loktofeit

    I don't expect a big overlap of either, but that wasn't what he was talking about. He said the player community interested in EVE lore. Another genre and another platform of gamers means the introduction of the EVE universe and its lore to an entire new subset of gamers that more than likely never even heard of EVE before, let alone played it.

    Ah, the lore. I see, my bad and point taken.

    Moving the game on console is a good move in all aspects, now the game only needs to succeed on new market just as EVE did as MMO :)

  • ste2000ste2000 londonPosts: 4,705Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Gdemami

    No, they did not. You only falsely assume that the game was somehow aimed to be for you.

    It isn't. The target audience is console FPS gamers. If you are not a console FPS gamer, you are not their target audience.


    TESO qq all over again...

    I could not care less if they made the game for me or not.

    I will still keep playing EvE and I won't play Dust 512, so to me it won't change anything.

    What I was saying is that making an FPS game with an unknown IP for a market which is already saturated with FPSs is a bad commercial move, particularly if your IP is well known in the PC platform.

    Nothing to do with my needs.

    I don't see many PS3 players flocking to play Dust 512, that's all I am saying.

    I hope I am wrong because I like CCP, but I am sure I am right.

    I am generally good with predictions

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