The closed beta for the new shooter began last December and will be expanded through this year until it's full roll-out some time towards year end. Just announced today is that the game is going F2P. That's definitely an interesting choice, and makes you wonder what CCP might have up it's sleeve as goes DLC for the game.
Sounds pretty cool and for fans of EVE who own a PS3, this is one download that's kind of a no-brainer. There's no release date yet for the shooter at this point, but players not involved in the beta test will be able to get their hands on the game and see what it's all about at the EVE Online FanFest. That little party will be held in Reykjavik, Iceland this March 22-24. Convenient!
One thing's for sure, free is a very good thing- and a fully featured FPS for free is a very good thing. It's usually the strings that 'free' comes with that tend to get in the way. That's something that we'll have to see when DUST 514 finally does go on