CCP will tomorrow merge its established PC MMO EVE and experimental PS3 shooter Dust 514 tomorrow.
The most notable change will be the inclusion of Dust players in EVE’s chat system. Dust mercenaries will also be able to join EVE corporations and accept contracts from NPC Faction Warfare militias.
EVE players will also be able to unleash Orbital Bombardments provided they have the cash to pay for the necessary blueprints.
Dust skill points will also be reset. The game will remain in closed beta for the time being.
“On Thursday the January 10th, following a slightly longer than usual scheduled downtime, we will be migrating over players currently participating in the DUST 514 closed beta from Singularity to Tranquility,” CCP stated.
“This is a particularly special day here at CCP as this brings to life an ambitious and incredibly exciting vision of a single cross platform universe, the likes of which have never been undertaken before.
“This is a massive technical and game design endeavour and so the overlap in gameplay is intentionally contained for now. It is of course very important that we do not upset the serious business of internet spaceships.”