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.
- Driveclub issues persist as players report trouble downloading the latest patch
- New featurette release talking about faithfully recreating the artwork from The Legend Of Korra in the new game
- Sony details PS4 update 2.00, Music player is among the highlights
- Runefest 2014 Runescape's most successful fanfest yet
- Project CARS delayed into 2015 to push it out of the busy Christmas release schedule
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection needs a 20 GB day one update because 343 filled up the 45GB game disc
- SEGA announces the Fox Company pre-order bonus for Company Of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault
- Tim Schafer has finally finished writing Broken Age Act 2
- Pachter reckons GTA V won't sell all that well on next-gen consoles, Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare should do well though