During the Game Developers Conference in Germany, CCP CEO Hilmar Petursson announced that their new project is called DUST 514, a hybrid MMO FPS/RTS for consoles. But the amazing thing is that it is not only set in the EVE Online universe, but its battles can also affect the situation in the famous space MMO.
In Hilmar's words, "DUST battlefields will dictate who control specific planets inside the EVE MMO. If a player contracts a DUST mercenary team to go and conquer this district of a planet. Then ultimately he will be able to control the planet, and therefore the solar system, and therefore the constellation, and the region."
DUST 514 is being developed by the Shanghai CCP studio.
Watch a presentation video below, from Golem.de.
Video: Dust 514 - Ego-Shooter im Universum von Eve Online - Gamescom 2009 (5:18)
DUST 514: EVE Online related MMOFPS revealed