DCUO is being developed by the SOE Austin studio team in collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Comics’ top talent led by Executive Creative Director Jim Lee, SOE’s VP of Development John Blakely and SOE’s Austin Studio Creative Director Chris Cao.
Lee, a comic book legend who founded DC Comics’ WildStorm Productions, is lending his skills as an artist, gamer and creative director -- he was the first player on his EverQuest® (EQ) server to get the Paladin epic sword -- to bring iconic DC Comics characters like Batman and Superman to life in a way that’s never been seen before in a video game. For the first time, DCUO will let players create their own customized super hero or villain and wield amazing powers in the name of good or evil as they write their own chapter in the fabled DC Universe.
Supporting the game’s distinctive, dynamic look is a physics-based combat system that makes traditional role-based massively multiplayer online games a thing of the past. With DCUO, players will have virtual powers that feel truly epic in scope from the get-go. Fly around, grab a bus, and toss it at your foes. Shoot energy blasts from your power ring as you dash with incredible speed along the side of a skyscraper. Or turn rivals into ice cubes and then lob them from atop the Daily Planet building!
Key Features of DC Universe Online:
-Based on the distinctive, acclaimed artwork and designs of comic book legend Jim Lee.
-Iconic DC Comic settings and characters, from Gotham City to Arkham Asylum, Batman to Blue Beetle.
- Players can enter a persistent DC Universe and fight alongside their favorite heroes and villains to play their own adventure in the mythology of these legendary characters and locales.
-DCUO will be an online world that stays true to the DC Comics property and allows players to feel and act like super heroes or villains.
-Physics-based fighting turns vehicles, streetlights and other players into weapons, resulting in dynamic combat scenarios that are different every time.
-DCUO is being developed by Sony Online Entertainment in collaboration with top talent at DC Comics and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.