I admit interest in the mechanics that will tie the two games together and how FPS players will be able to influence Eve's political landscape (perhaps massive changes to sovreignty?) but overall the news leaves me unexcited. Its a console game so I'll never be able to see it (unless one of the consoles it releases on is Wii) and I'm not a FPS type guy, I like slower and more tactical game modes. (This has nothing to do with the fact I have the eye to hand coordination of a brick wall.)DUST 514, featuring first-person shooter and RTS-style gameplay, will interact directly with EVE Online, CCP’s critically acclaimed flagship MMO. This interplay between the two games opens the EVE universe to console gamers and gives them a chance to become part of one of the most massive cooperative play and social experiences ever.[...]The primary gameplay of DUST 514 features brutal ground combat that takes place on the surface of planets from EVE, delivering the visceral, adrenaline-fueled experience of futuristic firefights. Developed for the current generation of consoles, DUST 514 combines equal parts battlefield reflexes and strategic planning, giving commanders and ground infantry real-time configurable weapons and modular vehicles to manage dynamic battlefield conditions.Now entering its third year of production, DUST 514 is the primary development focus of CCP’s Shanghai studio. The team includes veteran designers of EVE Online and experienced talent from various sectors of the video game industry.
I will give the annoucement props for some very pretty graphics.