hot  /  reviews  /  videos  /  cblogs  /  qposts

DC Universe Online

Next-gen debut of DC Universe Online brings big changes

4:00 PM on 11.06.2013 // Alessandro Fillari
  @afillari

New title update addresses over 2,000 concerns with the MMO

With the release of the PlayStation 4 just around the corner, there's already quite a number of games to keep new owners busy 'til the next big release. Though if you're looking for something a bit more comprehensive, then Sony and Warner Bros. Games' port of their free-to-play MMO DC Universe Online will be sure to keep you entertained. And they've got quite a number of changes in mind for the next-gen release.

In a GamesBeat interview with senior creative director Jens Andersen, the developer elaborated on what it took to develop for the PS4, and what the incredibly massive update 31 entails. "Update 31 has two levels of graphical updates. On PS4, you'll notice a big difference between it and the PC and PS3 versions," said Andersen. "We've always had a limiter on what the PS3 could handle and had to make a few compromises at launch because of that. Exclusively on PS4, we're taking all the assets and enhancing or 'up-rezing' them. PS4 players will definitely notice a difference."

For the most part, Update 31 will see many tweaks for the game's visuals, leveling system, and the overall architecture of the game. While Andersen assured fans that this is not a massive game-changing update that will alienate players, the changes will no doubt be noticeable for many. Specifically players on the PS4, which boasts a sizable upgrade in visuals. In addition to this, both the PS4 and PS3 releases of DCU Online will share servers -- which will help to keep the community together.

A storm is coming, friends. And it looks like DC Universe Online is ready for it. But what about you? Are any soon to be owners of the PS4 looking to give this MMO a shot?

DC Universe Online’s next-gen facelift comes with over 2,000 changes [GamesBeat]



Alessandro Fillari, Staff Writer
 Follow Blog + disclosure afillari Tips
A San Francisco native, he's an admirer of the city's diverse culture and lifestyle. Prior to joining the staff, he was a contributor and an editor for his college newspaper where he wrote articl... more   |   staff directory

 Setup email comments

Unsavory comments? Please report harassment, spam, and hate speech to our moderators, and flag the user (we will ban users dishing bad karma). Can't see comments? Apps like Avast or browser extensions can cause it. You can fix it by adding *.disqus.com to your whitelists.

 Add your impressions

 Quickposts
Status updates from C-bloggers

nanashi avatarnanashi
-nudge nudge- hey Sony, discount Ys: I and II Chronicles and Ys: Seven on the PSP :D
RadicalYoseph avatarRadicalYoseph
Just out of curiosity, does anybody here still play Mario Kart 8 at all frequently?
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
Neighbors ended up calling the cops. I hid under a cardboard box. Police officers were perplexed but went back to their patrol routes after a minute or so.
techsupport avatartechsupport
!a new MGS: Ground Zeroes update file auto dl'd and installed..the day prior to MGSV... hmm.. coincidence? OR... coincidence?
GoofierBrute avatarGoofierBrute
Just got an email from Nintendo saying that my Club Nintendo reward has been shipped and is on its way. Now it's the end of an era. *pours one out for Club Nintendo*
wutangclam avatarwutangclam
I've been thinking of starting up a criticism-minded "game of the month" type podcast. Would anyone be interested in something like that? If you'd wanna be part of it, let me know, I'm generating ideas and looking for contributors
CJ Andriessen avatarCJ Andriessen
Playing the most difficult strategy game ever: trying to figure out what order to beat your backlog in.
ChillyBilly avatarChillyBilly
Transient Ryu stays ripped by riding the rails and throwing other transients off of his rail cars - [IMG]http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b321/Felth/homeless%20ryu.jpg~original[/IMG]
OverlordZetta avatarOverlordZetta
I'm so, so sorry everyone. :(
kolten2 avatarkolten2
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJCiF5dBSpweeStTjOqu-uA/videos
TheAngriestCarp avatarTheAngriestCarp
I'm pretty sure you guys know what game I'll be playing tomorrow. One of THE hottest games of the season. That's right, I'm talking about Lunch Truck Tychoon. Kojima ain't got shit on me, mukkas!
Flegma avatarFlegma
Playing Project Zero 2 on Wii. One should hope PZ5 got more sensible controls - twisting the Wiimote left/right to turn the camera does not make sense.
Barry Kelly avatarBarry Kelly
"When you are not playing the game or choose not to join the defense, your FOB will be defended automatically by your Security Team and security devices." Yeah, I think I'll just avoid the FOB functionality in MGS V
Snaveage avatarSnaveage
PSA: If you're picking up Phantom Pain tomorrow, put the kids down for a nap, turn off your phone and tell your partner to pipe down - the opening hour deserves your undivided attention. Enjoy!
extatix avatarextatix
If you like your hentai VNs [url="https://groupees.com/vn3"]cheap.[/url] Or even [url="https://www.indiegala.com/manga"]cheaper[/url].
VeryImportantQuestion avatarVeryImportantQuestion
Just read that SquareEnix have applied some weird mutation of crowdfunding mechanics to the Deus Ex: Mankind Divided preorder. I know the last blog I wrote mentioned how big publishers try to pervert these systems, but to think it's already this far gone.
Cosmonstropolis avatarCosmonstropolis
First in line to grab MGS V tomorrow. Close to my house, so it looks like I can eat and sleep comfortably. No one else seems to be waiting at my mailbox. Neighbors are getting suspicious.
The Travisionist avatarThe Travisionist
[img]https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CNwHpCTVAAA0jLp.png[/img] Sometimes, life is good as a ghost.
Mike Wallace avatarMike Wallace
You know what, I'm just gonna come out and say it. I hope MGSV fails. It won't train wreck by any means, but I hope it's a huge financial failure. Nothing against Kojima, but #fuckonami
Rad Party God avatarRad Party God
MGS V unlocks for me tomorrow at noon.
more quickposts


Contest!


destructoid's previous coverage:
DC Universe Online


  Oct 30

PlanetSide 2 hitting PS4 early 2014

No PC and PS4 crossplay, but other things carry over


  Aug 02

SOE Live: Three things about DCUO's new DLC 8 (video)

Here's what's exciting to the guys behind the game


  Aug 02

SOE Live: DC Universe Online: Sons of Trigon gets sinful

Each son represents a sin, will drag you into Gotham hell


  Jun 05

PS4 will get DC Universe Online and PlanetSide 2

There's plenty more where that came from


View all:powered by:  MM.Elephant

Ads on destructoid may be purchased from:



Please contact Crave Online, thanks!



Seriously

Invert site colors

  Dark Theme
  Light Theme


Destructoid means family.
Living the dream, since 2006

Pssst. konami code + enter

modernmethod logo



Back to Top


We follow moms on   Facebook  and   Twitter
  Light Theme      Dark Theme
Pssst. Konami Code + Enter!
You may remix stuff our site under creative commons w/@
- Destructoid means family. Living the dream, since 2006 -