DC Universe Online hitting PSN 'soon'

Sony says superhero MMO will be available as a $60 digital download via virtual marketplace in the near future; firm release date not offered.

In January, DC Universe Online--Sony's PlayStation 3 and PC superhero massively multiplayer online role-playing game--became Sony Online Entertainment's fastest selling game of all time. The game is currently available at retail for both platforms and as a digital download on PC. However, the title will soon be available in another location.

Many hands make (green) light work.

According to a post on the PlayStation Blog, DC Universe Online for the PS3 will be available as a full-game download via the PlayStation Network sometime "soon." Unfortunately, Sony did not provide a specific release date.

When it does arrive, DC Universe Online will sell for $60 and come bundled with 30 days of free gameplay. After the grace period, players must pay $15 a month to continue trekking through the game's world. However, players looking to stick around for a while can save a few dollars by purchasing a six-month pass for $78 or a 12-month pass for $135.

DC Universe Online lets players create their crime fighter or villain and is set in such locales as Superman's Metropolis and Batman's Gotham City. Also, a range of heroes and villains from the comic book publisher's immense stable lend their presence to the game. The game also benefits from heralded comic artist Jim Lee and scribe Marv Wolfman, who contributed to the project.

For more on the MMORPG, check out GameSpot's review of DC Universe Online.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and would like to see the Whalers return to Hartford.

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baza66
baza66

I would pay $15 a month for a game that was killer and had tons of new content monthly. I just haven't found any worthy of that. At $15 a month, that's $180 a year (plus the $60 for the initial purchase) for a $240 first year cost and $180 each year after. That's a ton of money and it better be damn well worth it for that. If they came out with a Killzone game or Call of Duty game and it had compelling new content every month I'd consider paying that. From what I have seen, this game isn't worth it.

beardrewz
beardrewz

i laugh hard at the mmo prices and all U users on the board...when Star trek mmo came out you all said it was to much a month! now its making money and people love it...$7 a month is a fair price to pay...but no more.

beardrewz
beardrewz

if you all buy a NGP expect high online prices...i'm happy with a 3DS. Digital is awesome though but there not what I call "Steam Prices".

zaiwen
zaiwen

No way im payin for a $60 download (screw digital download for games)... By the time DCUO arrives on PSN, retail version will prolly cost & 40 or less already On top of that $60, $15 monthly, $78 for 6mos, $135 for a year? U kiddin me? Screw this money makin scam

flowjo69
flowjo69

@monson21502 right.... so what happened to the marvel mmo microsoft was supposed to publish ??? ohh ya it got canned lol if anyone is going to make a marvel mmo its disney whos going to fund a developer to do it, just like they are doing with that kiddy looking marvel mmo . keep dreaming bud

monson21502
monson21502

@flowjo69,, damn that does burst my bubble:( oh well who wants to play in a world full of supermen..... sony couldnt afford marvel:wink:

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

@warhawk-geeby Well, I can think of a few people who would probably disagree. But I'm not one of them! So thank you, kind sir.

dlCHIEF58
dlCHIEF58

@slipknotmaggot1 The retail release (disc) of Undead Nightmare has all the paid add-ons included - Undead Nightmare, Legends and Killers, and Liars and Cheats packs. The $10 download you mention ONLY has Undead Nightmare. And the disc is a stand-alone that does not require Red Dead Redemption to play where the DLC does. So as you can see, they are charging the same whether disc or retail, though I bought the complete DLC pack for $20 on the 360 when it was first released showing a small discount.

blackace
blackace

Are people actually playing this games. I heard it was almost as bad as FF IV. Thanksfully I don't have time to play this crap anyways. MMO fees are ridiculously priced Guild Wars was free, so I wouldn't mind playing that again if I could. I wish some would make a Marvel Online game. That's what I really want to play, but without the fees. ***************************************************************** @Philly1UPer @smiseck Kinda like every other MMO out there lol. --------------------------- Not Guild Wars.

flowjo69
flowjo69

@monson21502 you cant buy it used buddy , sorry to burst your master plan

JWDySart777
JWDySart777

I can only imagine how long it will take to download...my retail copy took 2 hours just to install! But the game's crap anyway...don't waste the money.

the_requiem
the_requiem

Well, there is no shortage of geeks out there willing to bend over and shell out money like this. I mean, just look at CoD map packs.

favre4thewin
favre4thewin

More than I would pay to play the game. I hear it isn't that good anyway. The game should be free if I have to play for playtime.

Marky360
Marky360

Wow I bet this game would take up massive amounts of space on your harddrive and take for ever to download. If you ask me I'd rather buy the retail copy.

Booyakz
Booyakz

@baza66 That's what most MMOs cost, monthly. I agree with you though, MMOs are much too expensive. If I had to choose between Live and an MMO, I would go with Live, it's much more content for the price...

baza66
baza66

They are kidding, right? $60 PLUS $15 a month? Xbox live in itself costs less than that! What a joke. I'm sure some idiot got their rich parents to pay for it.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

@kavadias1981 Can I just say that on every thread I see your comments you always talk sense. It's nice to see someone leaving decent comments for a change. ------------------------------------------------------------------ On the matter of DC Universe online there's one thing I've always said about this game. I want it, but I'm not going to pay the high-end monthly fee's. I dont mind paying subscription costs, just not ones as high priced as these.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

It doesn't seem to offer anything new that we cannot get from any other action rpg. minus a monthly fee.

monson21502
monson21502

@djwood84, dont buy this new or psn. this game will be in every used store in the country in about 4 months and by that time it will be free to play:) which is when ill get

monson21502
monson21502

i really do need a game to get me to start playing on the ps3. its hooked up in the bed room and the only thing i use it for is to watch movies... no other perfect type of game then a mmo to get you to keep coming back. smart idea sony.... but wrong Universe:P

djwood84
djwood84

MMO's need to be $30-$40. Asking someone to plunk down full retail $60 is just stupid: You want people subscribing. If most of the people who buy your game for $30 stay around a few months, you made your money back.

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

Yeah, if I didn't have to pay I'd be all for this. Adding monthly fees to an already penny-pinching customer base isn't the best marketing strategy.

squidracerX
squidracerX

make it free to play, or like $1 a month, and im down....

Truvendetta4eva
Truvendetta4eva

Great game. Once you get to lvl 30 though and do Duo's,alerts,etc. Kinda loses its POW! factor.

bryandeth316
bryandeth316

Its too bad I do not have the time to play a game that requires a monthly subscription. I would give it a try then.

IdolConverge
IdolConverge

It definitely feels like they should lower the price, mainly because this is not on a disc that includes a case and a manual, which means less production costs, which means this is overpriced, unfortunately.

chaosnovaxz
chaosnovaxz

I just can't bring myself to buy digital games that cost as much as the retail game. Not only do I like to have the box on my shelf, but it doesn't cost as much to bring me the digital release, thus it should be a few dollars cheaper, as some have said already, at the least.

andalore
andalore

From what I played in the Beta, it is a really fun game, but World of Warcraft turned me off Paid MMO's.

Minamo
Minamo

Too bad the game is TERRIBLE in its current state. I can plainly see the immense possibilities it had when I played during my free month, but honestly, the content is so incredibly lacking and the patches are rolling out so slowly that the game should just be free to play permanently. Guild Wars 1 had twice as much content before any expansion packs, and its still free to play to this day.

strayfies
strayfies

For $60 digital, they ought to offer an extra paid month at least. Also this game was pretty shallow overall. Playing GTA4 online when it launched was subscription-free, and it had near as much depth.

Quezakolt
Quezakolt

heh what a rip-off. no thanks.

Kurushio
Kurushio

I love my PS3 but i dont understand this. What is the benefit of downloading it? PSN still charges tax. I played the beta to the game and it was fun but not worth 15 a month. There needs to be something new to add to the game to make it worth that investment.

soulless4now
soulless4now

It should be a few dollars cheaper since it'll be on psn, but I guess that only counts for psp game downloads.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

I don't play games with subscriptions because I usually bounce around with what I play and don't get enough out of it at one time. If it didn't have a subscription I would be in for sure.

glassesboy
glassesboy

It costs too much to have a monthly fee attached to it. I would really like to play this, but the price is keeping me away. $60, then $15 monthly = too much. Plus the PS3 doesn't have a lifetime subscription fee. IF they had, I might consider.

slipknotmaggot1
slipknotmaggot1

why the heck is it 60$? its not on a disc.. Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare was 30$ brand new at gamestop.. PSN had it for 10$.. there is a reason.. its not hardware.. its software.. no disc.. 60$ is a rip off for downloadable.

E3Abe09
E3Abe09

i'd rather just stay at home and buy it then to get up and go to gamestop

Warriorboy1990
Warriorboy1990

They should add a monthly subscription to buy for this game on the PlayStation Store, that would be a great idea.

Tennies07
Tennies07

@RatcheV1 I'm the same way. Heck I'm still playing games like Dungeon Siege 1 and other "dated" games for the PS3. I really wanted this to succeed and I heard it's good but not mind blowing, and I'll be damned if I sink $15 a month into a game that isn't going to knock me on my butt. *Sigh* I guess I'll just have to wait til the next super hero MMO comes out.

RatchetV1
RatchetV1

For the most part, it's an enjoyable MMORPG. However, the price(s) doesn't justify what's given. I'm the type of guy that plays a bunch of games at a time, rather than sticking to one game 'till i complete it. I do like to hit up DC Universe every once in a while, but not enough to pay 15 dollars a month. Maybe if i hear of expansions & updates i'll get back into it. But with that being said, MMORPG's require a lot of free time to really get into it, not sure if i'll have enough to truly enjoy it.

JohnisGodd
JohnisGodd

@Kcube Stfu. Stop using logic. Corporations don't want that!

kakotan
kakotan

this isnt worth 60.00 no more wish WB would get that through their thick skulls lol, 30.00 and ill buy it make it 20.00 and ill make love to it lol :p

Philly1UPer
Philly1UPer

@smiseck Kinda like every other MMO out there lol.

Kcube
Kcube

Why 60$? its not like they have to pay for the Disc costs online DLC. then again what do I know.

vega13mv
vega13mv

I cancelled mine after a month too, dont get me wrong the game is fine it's just that there isn't much to do, hopefully the game will continue to mature and once a mjor expansion is released i might revisit, till then, WoW remains the only MMORPG worth playin

zaphodbblbrox
zaphodbblbrox

This game actually seemed like it would be fun...for about a week or so.