With the ground-breaking game named Dust 514 releasing on the PS3 later this year, the Vita is also getting a “companion app”, named Dust 514 Neocom. So far, we knew not much about it, but a CCP developer talked about it, and it sounds like a great app to accompany the game when you don’t have your hands on it. Creative Director Atli Mars Sveinsson talks about the app, and the features that will keep you in the game while on the go.
It’s not a game; but it can alter your game. The Neocom interface present on the Playstation 3 game will be accessible from the Vita, meaning you will have full access to your loadouts, dropsuits,vehicles, and much more. Basically, you’ll have access to the whole Fitting system of Dust 514.
“You can interact with battles, purchase items on the market, play around with your dropsuit or vehicle and then save it so you can use it on PS3.”
The Vita app also offers daily deals and special offers, while the in-game mail and social features will also be present, as they are on the console, plus you can navigate around the Eve universe’s enormous galaxy map, which CCP promises wants to expand further down the road.
“There’s New Eden in real time on your Vita,” said Sveinsson, while zooming in and out by pinching the Vita’s touch screen. “700 solar systems and you can drill down and look at the individual planets. Over time we’d like you to be able to tinker with those planets and manage their surface infrastructure.”
“There are so many parts of Dust 514 that you can take with you and don’t need a PS3 to enjoy, and this was the perfect way to exploit those features. The whole PlayStation ecosystem works really well, allowing these systems to connect and be a nice cohesive experience. It’s MMO on the go.”
Dust 514 is set to release later this year, on the Playstation 3. It is a free-to-play MMO first-person shooter, set in the rich EVE universe, but what’s ground-breaking about it is that there’s full interaction, of many forms, between the PC EVE players and the PS3 Dust 514 players. The Neocom app just adds more depth to the already rich stuff we are being offered.