Since the announcement of the DUST514 sequel EVE:Legion by CCP Games at FanFest 2014, there has been an almost eerie silence about the project from the game’s creators. Domains and trademarks were registered, and later left expired, for the EVE:Legion brand, and the player base was left watching as no actual news or progress updates were given by CCP, even at the various player-gatherings or CCP’s own FanFest 2015.
The players of DUST514, both past and current, have rallied under a banner, #PortDUST514, led by Ripley Riley, and are using this hashtag on social media to highlight that there is still a desire for a sequel or a port of the game to a more recent platform than the Playstation 3.
Most recently, this has resulted in the players creating propaganda posters and “memes”, and even voiced trailers, for what they themselves have named EVE:Phoenix.
The player Pokey Dravon, with the help of several other players, created this trailer for the campaign:
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(Link to the announcement tweet)
An earlier trailer, from Christmas 2015, focused on the Amarr Empire, a segment of the world of New Eden and DUST514, and was used as a Merry Christmas message to the management of CCP Games and CCP Shanghai
— Pokey Dravon (@PokeyDravon) December 24, 2015
So far this is all being done by the player base with no reactions from the developers, but with FanFest 2016 approaching, there is a sliver of hope still!
To show your support, check out the #PortDUST514 campaign, like the posts and join in the chatter!
Responsible for many of the day-to-day operations, for messing up website code, and generally for whipping the rest of the team into an odd shape, G took on the Evil Overlord title because the rest ran around like headless chicken. He doubles as the other main host on Rated-R, when actually around and awake.