Icelandic developer CCP has announced its taking on the development of a new PC oriented FPS called Project Legion. Unveiled during EvE’s annual Fanfest, Project Legion is less a port of the PS3 exclusive Dust 514 and more of a celestial Frankenstien, using salvaged bits of some of the best of Dust and combining them with an actual sandbox environment more akin to what players may expect to find in EvE Online.

While Dust 514 focused heavily on mercenaries fighting each other over contracts offered to them by EvE players themselves, Project Legion is as much PvE as it is PvP. In an interview with PCWorld CCP described how players will travel to remote planets in order to face local threats with other players. These areas which are akin to EvE’s “hi-sec” zones, are more focused on player cooperation and social interaction.

The loot gained from these areas can then be sold to other PvP players who venture out into Legion’s equivalent to “low-sec” zones where friendly fire is enabled and PvP contracts can fulfilled. That isn’t to say everything will take place in the sandbox, CCP did go on to say Legion would feature traditional game modes alongside the sandbox although it was unclear to what extent they would cross over.

Project Legion is still in a purgatory state of development similar to how EvE Valkyrie began, which means CCP has yet to pull the trigger and fully commit to its development. CCP’s Shanghai office which was responsible for creating Dust 514 has been working on Project Legion for only a few months. If the studio does decide to move forward with its development, Project Legion will be Free-to-Play, with CCP stating that due to their experience with Dust, they’ve “learned how to make it non-frustrating”.

Project Legion is being developed in Unreal and currently only has the following prototype gameplay footage available:

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  1. seafirex on May 9, 2014

    For real??? They scrap World of Darkness after 5 years working on it putting millions in the game and start working on this crap?

  2. Baium on May 6, 2014

    Game looks nice 🙂

  3. GMAlonzo on May 5, 2014

    Well Sounds more like defiance. This game could be amazing if they keep the epic character creation from eve online in this game.

  4. Draugen on May 5, 2014

    first they canceled World of Darkness and they make a shooter that does not bring anything new to the scene 🙁

  5. Allwynd on May 4, 2014

    this game brings nothing new to the genre, i dont even see the point of it

  6. Reavermyst on May 4, 2014

    So Dust 514 would focus on the low-sec and null-sec planets while Legion would focus on Hi-sec. I hope this leads to an interconnected web of cross platform titles in the future,

  7. LOLZER on May 3, 2014

    Any One Wanna SEE THE RAGE OF PS3 GAMERS GO TO DUST514 FOURMS ! (WE WILL NOT LET CCP FORGOT A MISTAKE THEY MADE ABNODING THERE CONSLE PLAYER BASE THE SAME COULD HAPPEN TO PC!

  8. HellcatM on May 3, 2014

    If this comes out then it’ll make up for them just making Dust for the ps3. This and Valkyrie should be fun. I’m not a big fan of EVE.

  9. Lithkul on May 2, 2014

    This is made of a PS3 game after they broke a slew of promises, which has set the entire Dust 514 community ablaze in fury, with mass blasting on the forums, clone suicides, terminating accounts, etc. The PC game is being made over the corpse of a dream that was Dust 514 that it would have an open world, and many other things, go watch the youtube video about it. To celbrate this Legion game currently, is to celebrate a company backstabing its own customers and then setting up the next group for the same.

    • Annonymouse on May 3, 2014

      I blame Sony for creating a console exclusive contract for something that should have been a PC game in the first place.

      • PC Master RACE on May 3, 2014

        pc OWNZZZZZZZZZZZ

      • pewpew on May 4, 2014

        Its not like Sony held a knife to their throat and said sign this contract or we will slit your throat.. CCP accepted t he exclusivity deal they are to blame.

  10. LOLZER on May 2, 2014

    This is Basicly just a Remake Of dust514 a Ps3 game

    • LOZER on May 2, 2014

      PS THEY MADE DUST 514 too

  11. Azlem on May 2, 2014

    Awesome!!!!

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