EVE Fanfest 2017: DUST 514 successor Project Nova is still in development


Developer CCP Games made its first foray into the console FPS market back in 2013 with the incredibly ambitious DUST 514, and things didn’t exactly go to plan. The core FPS gameplay wasn’t exactly up to scratch, and the tenuous realtime link with the EVE Online universe didn’t hook enough people in the long-term. DUST shut its doors last year, but hope for a successor came in EVE Fanfest 2016 when devs hosted a live playtest of an early work-in-progress EVE FPS codenamed Project Nova that’s being built from the ground up.

The game was a huge hit with attendees last year and CCP’s Snorri Árnason confirmed that long-term plans for the game did potentially involve territorial warfare and some kind of economic link to EVE. No new information had been released on Nova since that test, but this week at EVE Fanfest 2017 it was confirmed that CCP is still working on the game. Development of Project Nova has now been moved to Reykjavik to be closer to the EVE Online dev team, which is a good sign that it may graduate from prototype status to a full-fledged production game. Check out our coverage of last year’s Nova playtest for more info on how the game plays.

Massively Overpowered is on the ground in Reykjavik, Iceland, for EVE Fanfest 2017, bringing you expert coverage from EVE, Valkyrie, Gunjack, and everything else CCP has up its sleeve!
Disclosure: In accordance with Massively OP’s ethics policy, we must disclose that CCP paid for our writer’s travel to and accommodation at this event. CCP has neither requested nor been granted any control or influence over our coverage of the event.

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Just in case anyone from CCP is looking I’d like to reinforce the idea that making your shooter extension of the EVE universe console exclusive is beyond asinine. We’re PC players in EVE. [Most] PC Players hate shooters on console. I can understand wanting to find a way to tap into the console audience and it’s revenue potential but well… you know what I’m saying here.

Just reinforcing that important awareness in case the point hasn’t yet penetrated…

Erik Heinze-Milne

Cannot upvote this enough.

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Who makes the decisions at CCP?

They need to be fired.


Wait I thought it was “paused indefinitely” or did I misread?