On Thursday, January 10, Dust 514 downtime will be extended to 12 hours and 45 minutes starting at 00:00 to 12:45 UTC.
CCP will be taking the historic steps of merging EVE online and Dust 514 onto one server in preparation for the upcoming Open Beta. While this unprecedented merger is an extremely exciting time for everyone here, it is also one that will require a great amount of care in order to ensure it goes smoothly.
Part of this downtime will be used for the actual migration itself; however, in order to ensure server stability and proper communication between Tranquility and the PlayStation Network, we will utilize several hours to test the connection and make sure the transition is smooth on both platforms.
We understand the length of this downtime is unusual but we feel it is necessary in order to minimize disruption to both EVE Online and Dust 514. We apologize to everyone whose play time will be restricted or inconvenienced by this downtime and we will strive to have things completed as quickly and smoothly as possible. Please note that while we anticipate that this will be the full amount of time required for migration and testing, we may need to extend by another hour or two should it be necessary.
A Dev Blog from CCP Nullabor has further details and can be found here.