CCP: No deal preventing PC and Xbox 360 release of DUST 514
Posted: 01.10.2013 23:58 by Comments: 0
DUST 514 is a PlayStation 3 exclusive, but CCP says there's no contract stating the game can't be released on PC or Xbox 360.

According to CEO Hilmar Pétursson, "There isn't anything preventing us from doing anything like that (releasing for PC/360) other than focus and prioritisation. It's so easy to lose your focus by working on things that are not the most important thing."

He went on to say, "Right now we have a player base and that player base is on the PlayStation 3. They love playing the game, they're giving us fantastic feedback and it's more about sticking with them on this journey, delivering on our mission, rather than to go and try and spread it out over other platforms now.

"It's a lot of work (doing another version), it's a lot of effort from the dev team which then does not go into delivering features and polishing up the current experience - really our focus is on that.

"It's easy to go and look at all the new shiny things that are coming but we don't want to be doing that. We want to stick to our guns ... there are 80 million PlayStation 3s and we have a free-to-play game; I think there is a massive opportunity in continuing to work on that throughout next year."

It's no sure bet the game will appear on PlayStation 4 either. "We just haven't decided. It's just as simple as that. It can, technically, be - there's nothing preventing it, it's just not what we're focusing on," Pétursson confided.

"Now we're eating our vegetables rather than having dessert," he added cryptically.