So, CCP’s MMOFPS has been properly announced and it’s a PS3 exclusive. It’s basically vehicular and troop based combat, with a persistent world/universe, with different options for fitting out your character and their vehicles, and a background market on which all this equipment is bought and sold.
There’s a blog detailing what I’m going to say here, but it says it much better than me. http://www.dust514.com/en/news/article/1980/beginnings
And the videos of Dust are here. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2011/06/06/introducing-dust-514-a-persistent-shooter-from-ccp/
So far the details on it are that it will be a free download with no subscription fee. It will be funded by microtransactions. Interestingly it will be operating two currencies at once, Aurum and ISK. Aurum is the purchased currency, and it will by some items in the market, however you will still need ISK to buy other items. And Isk isn’t purchasable through Dust 514 (although I’m guessing Eve players can transfer it to friendly Dust Corps.) There will also be a secondary player market, where items purchased with Aurum can be sold along with other items for Isk. So selling MT items on that market gets you the Isk to buy general stuff. It’s a fairly convoluted way of doing things, but I’m sure it’s being done for a particular purpose (some of which I could guess at.)
Also, there’s fitting screens for the FPS players. There will be different kinds of armour and weapons that you can kit your man out with. And there will be vehicle fitting, so you can choose what guns, armour, speed modules, etc. go on your helicopter, tank, jet, etc…
The biggest selling point of all this though is that there’s persistence to it all. The conquering and liberating of places actual stays effected on the universe. And the persistence is tied to an already established universe, i.e. the Eve MMO. With all the interactions that implies.
From looking at the blogs, and responses on gaming sites, it looks like Eve’s players are being their usual butthurt bittervet selves about CCP striking out in a new direction, and the oh so many ways it will negatively effect them (they’re like attention starved children.) While people who haven’t seen CCP fall through on promise after promise are actually quite enthusiastic about it all, and applauding the new approach at a “persistant shooter” as soon as someone tells them what is actually going on.