Daybreak Games is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of DC Universe Online with the news that the massively multiplayer online superhero game is coming this spring to Xbox One. As well as that, this month DCUO players on PC and PlayStation 4 can also cross-play.
Since its release in 2011, DC Universe Online has received continual updates with new storylines and challenges through an evolving series of Episodes. Over 40 legendary DC Comics characters have been added to the Legends roster in the past five years, including The Joker, Bane, Batman, Deathstroke, Supergirl, Superman and Wonder Woman. Players have created more than 35 million heroes and villains since the game was introduced, equipping them with their favorite superpowers, most notably the ability to fly, which accounts for more than half of the in-game player powers in Metropolis and Gotham City.
Since Sony sold Sony Online Entertainment in February 2015, the studio continued under the name of Daybreak Games, allowing the studio to continue making games, but for more platforms. H1Z1 continues to remain Sony exclusive as well as Planetside, but free-to-play game DC Universe Online can now be ported to Xbox One.
In DC Universe Online, players creates a new, original character that interacts with the heroes and villains of DC Comics. Players choose their character’s faction of hero or villain, and fight through multiple locations and stories alongside friends and strangers to level up their characters and unlock new powers. The game is an action game, made more accessible than other MMOs on the market.
In 2015, DCUO updated Supergirl’s look to coincide with the CBS television show, launched DC Comics Bombshells content in conjunction with the comic book, celebrated The Flash’s 75th anniversary, released two new power sets – Munitions and Atomic, concluded The League of Assassins and Trigon storylines, and much more.
For those on PC or PlayStation 4, you will be happy to learn that cross-play functionality will come on January 25th. A nice and early 2016 surprise, if you’re still enjoying the game. In addition to PC-PS4 cross-play and DC Universe Online’s launch on the Xbox One, this year players can look forward to Water powers as well as storylines featuring Superman, Halls of Power, Harley Quinn and characters from DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
In addition to Legends of Tomorrow-inspired content, you can expect new storylines in 2016 including:
- A New Superman Storyline, featuring Zod, Ursa, Non, Superman, Lois Lane, Supergirl, and Superboy, now voiced by Greg Miller! The story will begin in the PhantomZone and will eventually take you all the way to the epic finish in the City of Kandor!
- The finale of Halls of Power – Get ready. Darkseid’s forces are invading Central City, and we’re going to need YOUR HELP to stop them!
- Harley Quinn – Love Harley Quinn? You will love this crazy storyline centered around her.
- Plus, later in the year, the finale of Amazon Fury!
[Source: Press Release, DCUO]