Nintendo Switch Getting An MMO: DC Universe Online Releases This Summer

Coming this summer.

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Massively multiplayer games have become more prominent on consoles over the years, but that has not yet proven to be the case on Nintendo Switch. But at least one is on the way, as free-to-play MMO DC Universe Online is coming t Switch. The game is launching this summer, it was announced on the game's website recently.

The Switch version will have its own server dedicated to Nintendo Switch. There is no cross-play with the game's existing PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions, but a FAQ on the game's website states that the studio "look[s] forward to exploring cross-play options in the future." The PC and PS4 editions of DC Universe Online support cross-play.

You can check out a brief teaser trailer for DCUO below.

There are also no account transfers, so players who already have accounts on a different platform will have to start over with a new character if they want to play on Switch. You connect to DC Universe Online through your Nintendo Account.

DC Universe Online launched back in 2011 for PC and PS3, before coming to PS4 in 2013 and Xbox One in 2016. The PS3 edition has been discontinued.

In the game you create a hero or villain and you fight alongside iconic characters from the DC Universe such as Batman, The Joker, Wonder Woman, and Superman. It doesn't mark the first MMO ever on Switch, as Dragon Quest X was ported to the platform--but only in Japan.

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Why?

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Switch is way behind. Games are too expensive.

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and my reasons not to buy a switch keep piling up, i can play old games on old systems, just because its portable doesnt make it fresh and new

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@bigbluebustn: then just get the new games?

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@bigbluebustn: so Edgy!

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That game is still alive?

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Why bother when I can just play Ultimate Alliance 3 online?

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@aross2004: one is an rpg you can pay for the other is a free to play mmo with hundreds of hours of content and expansions so different tastes

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@marportex: The expansions and other stuff needed are way more expensive than any new single player game. Yes you NEED the expansions and the other stuff in the store, so the "free to play" isn't exactly free if you want to keep playing it.

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