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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
REYKJAVIK, ICELAND –March 26, 2013 –
CCP Games, the world’s leading independent massively
multiplayer game developer, is pleased to announce that on May 6,
2013, the very date that
launched 10 years ago, the
Uprising build will roll out, bringing new features to the
mercenaries of New Eden!
Celebrate the 10
th anniversary of the hugely successful MMO
upgrades to the
Uprising build, its biggest update yet. With
Uprising, CCP takes another bold step toward the launch of
and the further evolution of CCP’s single-shard
Currently in open beta
DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat,
large-scale warfare and deep character advancement to the
PlayStation®3 in an exclusive, free-to-play, massively
multiplayer shooter. Set in, and integrated with, the massive
, players wage war in this next generation first-person
shooter, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a
galactic empire and thousands of online gamers.
“We reached a momentous milestone in January when
became one and formed the largest single-shard MMO
universe in the world,” said Hilmar Veigar Pétursson,
CEO of CCP. “Now our teams will continue to lay down
more tracks between
which will then be galvanized by our players every step
of the way, inspiring us to go ever further.
Uprising brings new features to drive meaningful human
interaction, beautiful new visuals to astound, and increased ease
of use, an important step in the journey.”
CCP continues to improve and fine-tune
in a series of planned updates during its open beta phase
with the next and biggest wave of them all arriving in the spring
Uprising update for
is focused on these core features:
Planetary Conquest: Take over the galaxy one world
at a time! Player corporations can own and manage planetary
districts in the
universe. Every battle matters and the fates of hundreds
of thousands of gamers and the wealth of their massive corporations
are constantly at stake.
Graphic enhancement: The overall visual experience
is improved and enhanced by an optimized graphics engine.
The maps and environments of
are sharper, faster, and better than ever.
Accessibility: The improved user experience is
cleaner and easier, getting players into the action quickly.
Uprising extends the
gameplay experience with new battlegrounds and gameplay
modes and expands your arsenal with brand new weapons, gear, and
equipment for every situation.
is currently in open beta and is available as a free
download exclusively on the PlayStation®3. For more
www.dust514.com and follow the game on Facebook (
http://www.facebook.com/DUST514) and Twitter
The first of its kind,
(PlayStation®3) is a free-to-play, premium massively
multiplayer first-person shooter directly connected to the
acclaimed science-fiction game
, players assume the role of deadly mercenaries who fight
dynamic ground wars for dominance of planets in the
Universe. Players are armed with limitless customization
options including weapons, vehicles, armor and specialized
enhancement modules. In
every action has real consequences that ripple across a
persistent universe of countless players worldwide. For more
information, visit DUST514.com.
CCP is the world’s most successful independent developer
of massively multiplayer games, and has been praised for its
artistry, game design and unique player-driven, infinitely scalable
storytelling narratives. CCP is the creator of the critically
acclaimed science-fiction game
(PC/Mac), which is celebrating its unprecedented tenth
consecutive year of subscriber growth.
is a massively multiplayer science-fiction universe in
which hundreds of thousands of players carve out empires through
galactic fleet battles and the use of economic warfare.
(PlayStation®3) is a groundbreaking,
free-to-play massively multiplayer online first-person shooter
that is set in the
EVE Universe and linked to
World of Darkness
is a modern gothic horror massively multiplayer online
role-playing game, based on the classic tabletop roleplaying game
Vampire: the Masquerade. Founded and headquartered in
Reykjavik, Iceland in 1997, CCP is privately held with additional
offices in Atlanta, Newcastle, San Francisco and Shanghai. For more
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