Thursday, July 31, 2014
Dust 514 Neocom, the Vita app, sounds like a great way to keep you involved everywhere

Dust 514 Neocom, the Vita app, sounds like a great way to keep you involved everywhere

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.

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  • narwall14

    well vita is the bottom b**ch again

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    Wouldn’t say that, Dust 514 is too bit for Vita to handle, I’ll give them that. But I’m not complaining, there’s enough to keep me interested until the new releases, and I know Spring 2013 will give me Soul Sacrifice so far, so I’m satisfied.

  • narwall14

    have you seen killzone? they also said they were making a version for the vita.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Dude narwall14 Killzone Mercenary is a game not a app. Also to my knowledge there is no app that helps Killzone Mercenary.

  • narwall14

    guess you don’t know what im talking about do you?

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    :D No idea mate. I thought you were referencing to a Killzone App that is being made that is similar to the Dust 514 App. I love making assumptions :D. Would you kindly tell me what was your first idea. :) I really hate being tired.

  • narwall14

    i was just tell chris that the vita MIGHT be able to handle a low version of dust.

  • http://www.starblindgames.com Christos Chatzisavvas

    It’s not just the flashy graphics, there’s also what’s going on on-screen. It has to be the same with the PS3, otherwise the two wouldn’t be connected, and I’m not sure Vita can handle all the mayhem, with tens of people on the screen at once, potentially. If PSO2 turns out to be able to be handled easily, I’m not crossing out a Vita 514, but as it is, I think it’s unlikely.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Oh sorry then mate, but I don’t think the Vita can handle a low version of Dust. What would the player per match be like? 4vs4 6vs6? It’s going to be very unlikely since it’s very chaotic. Also some people have different internet speeds. I think the app is going to be a better fit. But its possible for a low version of dust IF they try very hard to make it.

  • narwall14

    have you ever played socom ftb 3? 16v16

  • narwall14

    and the graphics where very good too.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    No, but I just searched it up and it looked pretty good. What does that have to do with anything? Also I forgot to say one more thing If you are thinking that they should develop a Dust game like that it would be hard because they would need more time to switch it from being a helping-app to a functional FREE TO PLAY game! And they are already making one for the PS3

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    No, but I just searched it up and it looked pretty good. What does that have to do with anything? Also I forgot to say one more thing If you are thinking that they should develop a Dust game like that it would be hard because they would need more time to switch it from being a helping-app to a functional FREE TO PLAY game! And they are already making one for the PS3. So I don’t think they can make a game like SOCOM FTB 3 for the PS Vita.

  • narwall14

    well what im trying to say is if they can make a 16 v 16 game on psp they can make this for psvita it won’t come out on the same day. One more thing if people keep saying stuff like this,nothing good will ever come to the vita.That is why it’s not doing so good.Everybody is stating over and over again” the vita won’t be able to handle games like this” and if devs see this then they wont try.

  • TheGrimOfDeath

    Then that is the developers fault for not trying, if he gets discouraged be other people it is his own fault, he should try to make it. For example, during the making of Call Of Duty World At War, one developer wanted to make something special like the Mile High Club Mission at the end of COD 4. He thought of making a defense game and saw that one animation of a Japanese soldier being dazed looked like a zombie. So he asked the main developer could they implement his idea into the game? A killing zombie game “Nazi Zombies”. The person said no, so the developer motherflucking went to design a prototype and people and the working place loved it so then they motherflucking started to work on this Nazi Zombies and that my friend is how we have zombies.
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    See narwall, if the developer gets discouraged it’s his own fault, he should try to make it and show other people. If someone and the Dust Station makes a prototype of a fully 16vs16 FPS Dust game on the Vita, well i’ll be damned if it goes big.

  • narwall14

    I am just kind of of tired of seeing the Playstation vita underestimated i just really want to see it take off and when people dont rally behind it;it’s going to die.

  • Ghost250

    @narwall14 why would you buy a vita for ports i’d rather buy it for games only dedicated for it. who the hell is gonna buy dust 514 on the vita when the ps3 version is obviously better. a system is supposed to have a library that no other system has, if it had nothing but ports then whats the point of buying in the first place. common sense dude

  • narwall14

    why would you buy games like assassins creed 3 on ps3 if is on xbox and pc? one persons opinion.