Cover charge for Dust 514 ditched by CCP
CCP has decided to drop their controversial cover charge for their upcoming online shooter Dust 514.
Initially CCP had intended to have a system in place that required new players to buy a set amount of in-game credit in order to get access to play the game.
The game's executive producer Brian Laurino has confirmed that the initial cover charge pack will now be available as an optional Starter Pack instead of being a mandatory purchase.
Laurino also explained that micro-transactions would not give players an unfair edge saying, "It's very important as we take steps into this topic to unambiguously state that it is not a pay to win game. There is no micro-transaction that you can do that gives you an unfair advantage over someone who hasn't paid anything."
"It's the classic micro-transaction dynamic of, 'I can pay and get this item,' or, 'I can invest my time and get this item.' But neither of those options will give me an unfair advantage over the other," he emphasised.
Dust 514 is due out on PlayStation 3 later on this year.
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