DCUO on PS4 will allow cross-play with PS3

The first PS4 title with confirmed cross-play capabilities may also take advantage of system's new controller "down the road."

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Superhero MMO DC Universe Online for PlayStation 4 will allow cross-platform play with PlayStation 3. DCUO senior creative director Jens Andersen said during a phone interview with GameSpot this morning, "As a PS4 launch title, cross-compatibility, getting all of our console players on the same server, is a major priority."

"We realize not everyone will be upgrading to a PS4," Andersen says, "but for players that do, we want them to be able to maintain the progress of their characters and still play with all of their friends."

Just prior to the PS4 launch on November 15, DCUO will also release Update 31 which Andersen describes as "the largest update to the game since launch. We're treating this almost like a relaunch of the game." The update will provide a number of fixes and adjustments to almost every aspect of the game. A few examples he mentions are revamping the leveling curve of characters from 1-30, removing "ninja looting," and proving a major graphical facelift. "We're addressing feedback from our community, for existing players but this will also be a great time for new players on every platform to get into the game."

However, DCUO on PS4 will not take advantage of any new features built into the touch-pad controller at launch. But Andersen says there are "things we want do do with the controller down the road." Among other ideas they're experimenting with, one involves tying the colors on the controller's LED to your on-screen character's powers. "Our focus is on getting the game ready for PS4. But after that we have a lot of interesting things we want to try."

Discussion

31 comments
Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Given that DC universe online is the exact same game as the one on PS3 I would certainly hope that it would be possible for PS3 and PS4 players to play together.

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Make more MMOs! Once the console players who haven't really gone onto PC before get a taste of the MMO magic, that same magic which has put WoW players into rehab before now, there will be no stopping it. I'm personally looking forward to getting my hands on Elder Scrolls Online. Bring out some more decent ones and I will be there.

I've loved MMOs since I was younger and played Runescape. I've played Guild Wars a lot and had a few months play on WoW. MMOs are really great and they will do great on consoles.

hadlee73
hadlee73

Imagine if it was true cross play. "OMG I'm playing against a PS3 player as his character model clearly has more jaggies than mine!" :P

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

Batman fighting style with super speed is the best hero build.  Single sword combo.

rusrec
rusrec

Sik...PS4 will have several MMORPGs before the end of next year.  Times they are a changin

megakick
megakick

DCUO is still online?

I would be more concerned about FFXIV being on the PS4 and cross play with PS3.

snaketus
snaketus

I'll be getting back to this game on PS4 for sure, it was great fun and with visual updates it's going to be fun once again.

AngelsongCA
AngelsongCA

The DS4 controller has position tracking, a rechargeable battery, a speaker, and a multi-touch pad.  They can incorporate map browsing, and keyboard input with the touch pad.

Lohdown
Lohdown

Are we going to be able to play our PS3 characters or do we need to create new ones on the PS4?

Makoto03
Makoto03

I'll try this game on ps4 since its free but i hate the the trophies were locked out of the ps3 version unless you payed.

gilldominic
gilldominic

Has anyone seen an actually interesting use of the new controller features of the DS4 yet?

Aside from using the touch-pad to navigate the odd in game map I am really struggling to see its value. It feels very much like SIX-AXIS right now. If there's something I've missed where it's being implemented well please feel free to correct me.

Saladudo
Saladudo

DCUO on newer PC will allow cross-play with older PC

DarkJedi8_basic
DarkJedi8_basic

Now the 3 people left playing this game will be able to take advantage of this.

helldragonzer
helldragonzer

@megakick there isn't even a date for FF XIV for PS4, but i know they have cross platform of PC and PS3.

justinhaywald
justinhaywald staff

@Lohdown They confirmed that you'll be able to transfer any characters you've created on your PS3 account to PS4.

Queuingreturns
Queuingreturns

@gilldominic 

DS4 allows voice commands to be issued on PS4 through its mic.

Xbone controller can't do that.

gilldominic
gilldominic

@Queuingreturns @gilldominic That's promising. That means that both consoles will be able to offer support for voice commands in games (through either the controller mic, headset or Kinect depending on your hardware preferences).

Makes it much more likely that third party devs will consider putting time and effort into such features, and doing so in a meaningful way since all their consumers will benefit, not just ones for a certain console.

Have you seen anything of note regarding the touchpad yet?

Daemoroth
Daemoroth

@ERRMAHGERD @madjack1812 @Cyberjin @Saladudo I think the comparison is more aimed at PS3 -> PS4 as opposed to PS3/PC... Advertising cross-play between PS3/PS4 is like someone advertising cross-play between old pc/new pc, i.e. nothing special.

ERRMAHGERD
ERRMAHGERD

@madjack1812 @Cyberjin @Saladudo don't even compare an old pc with the PS3. 4GB or ram has been almost standard for a long time on PC's now. The PS3 is still rocking it's 512 RAM like it was christmas. No, that's not his point.