For those that don't know, Dust 514 (a first person shooter somewhat linked to Eve) is end of life, to be closed on May 30th, 2016. https://forums.dust514.com/default.aspx?g=posts&t=225484
CCP have plans to build something better on the PC. ... build a new game from scratch using Unreal Engine 4 while harnessing all our learnings from DUST 514 ...
CCP are a company, and have to have a reasonable expectation of a return of any new expenditure, preferably with a profit on top of that. Other games can can be subsidized in part by Eve itself, and I encourage a level of risk with new ventures, but I understand closing what I understand to be a loss making venture.
The Eve player base is PC based. Dust was Play Station 3, and that platform is very much end of life.
I have never played Dust, I do not own a console, and in general do not play first person shooters.
The Dust players who are about to have their internet pixels turned off have my sympathy, and it is a sobering reminder to us playing other games, that hosted platforms can indeed be turned off.
Dust players have the consolation prize of tiered recognition rewards.
I have been involved in software development far too long, and know well enough that software delivery always takes far longer than the developers and their publishers think.
Once on a PC I will even have a closer look at the new game. Fanfest will have more details in April. I ... just would prefer to see a little more 'sugar coating', possibly in the form of a real replacement game, to soften the blow to our cousins in Eve, either that or possibly a longer period of life support to tide players over until the new software arrives.
Who knows, I maybe overly pessimistic, and there might be a new game released before the end of May. Maybe, but probably we will be without an Eve FPS for a while.