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DC Universe Online: “Savior or Destroyer” Trailer from gamescom

Wes Yanagi's Avatar Posted by Wes Yanagi on Aug 18, 2010 // Senior Producer, Sony Online Entertainment Austin

Just in time for gamescom in Cologne, here’s a new trailer for SOE’s upcoming PS3 action MMO, DC Universe Online. This trailer reveals some of the over-the-top combat, as well as the powers and movement sets that players can choose from in making themselves the next great legend in the DC Universe — either as its savior or its destroyer.

DC Universe Online is scheduled to launch November 2 for the PlayStation 3. To preorder the game and get some killer in-game items, click the pre-order link at

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+ Darkrai87 on August 18th, 2010 at 9:13 am said:

Do you have to pay extra for a 2nd character?


+ AngelMayLaugh on August 18th, 2010 at 9:21 am said:

Beta announcement kthnxbai.


+ samuraix98 on August 18th, 2010 at 9:22 am said:

Sad to say that this little MMO on a console experience will become the Matrix MMO of its time. It will blow up with awesomeness and creativity and then dwindle away as fast as it appeared. Personally if i did play I’m sure i would just customize my charter for hours and hours like we all did in The Sims on our houses and then only had enough care in the game to burn our little Sims when the fire alarm came on. This whole creating the charterer will be a blast I’m sure of it but then what a few battles and it will fizzle out. I’m also skeptical of the guns.


+ jimmyfoxhound on August 18th, 2010 at 9:39 am said:

I have no interest in this game but I just wanted to say, you really should consider tying this game into PS Plus somehow. Maybe offer a discount on the monthly fee to Plus users. I’m baffled by how there is no real current feature to Plus beyond just being a simple discount service on old PSN games. Nothing about Plus is exciting or “must have”. I dunno, just trying to give you some ideas! :)


+ colstripcapn on August 18th, 2010 at 9:42 am said:

And now we learn why consoles don’t really have MMO’s, too many crying over a monthly fee.

Look, you’ll drop $60 for a game with 60 hours of gameplay (typical RPG).

$60 is two months of an MMO’s fee. How many hours will you get out of that MMO in two months? A hell of a lot more than 60.

People who play MMO’s play them almost exclusivly. They don’t pop it in for a week or two then stop. In a week or two you won’t even be close to end game unless you play all day long every day.

Calculate out your money spent per hour of gameplay and you’ll see MMO’s are far, far cheaper than stand alone games. Even with the initial $60 for the game.

If I play an MMO for 20 hours week, with 52 weeks a year, that’s 1040 hours of gameplay (not at all unusual for MMO players). Take your cost ($60 game + $180 monthly fees for one year) of $240 divided by 1040 is about 23 cents per hour versus the roughly $1 per hour of the standalone RPG. Looks like that MMO is 4 times cheaper…


+ nenous on August 18th, 2010 at 9:45 am said:

I have an Soe account because i play everquest am i going to be able to link my soe account to my ps3 account? also is there going to be a pc beta


+ magbro3 on August 18th, 2010 at 9:51 am said:

does anyone know how fix this problem i have? when i turn on my pse. the only thing that shows is a colored screen but no menu pops up. freezing during start up


+ BananaFish on August 18th, 2010 at 10:17 am said:

This game went from Day One Purchase to Won’t Even Consider Picking Up Off The Bargain Bin the moment they announced the monthly subscription fee. You can’t have it both ways. Either charge me $60 for the game and that is that or make the game a free download off of the PSN (with like 14 days free to play) THEN charge the monthly subscription fee.


+ CrashSpyro on August 18th, 2010 at 10:45 am said:

I don’t know if there are multiple types of Viddler players, but this one with smaller buttons works on this site and the player with bigger buttons never works. It works if I manually go to the viddler site and find the Sony profile, so it has to be something in the process of bringing it over here that is causing issues.


+ GreyLynx on August 18th, 2010 at 11:07 am said:

Guys as of right now there will be no cross plat play but who knows they might be able to fix that in the remaining months


+ Emadeowa on August 18th, 2010 at 12:20 pm said:

To the whinners about monthly fees… GET A DAMN JOB or ask mommy an daddy… DAMN!!!!


+ JKar275 on August 18th, 2010 at 1:56 pm said:

I’m very much hoping that PS Plus subscribers will receive a discount off the subscription fee, Mr. Yanagi. Also, I have yet to see any mention of a multi-month subscription (3,6, 12 months) which most other MMO games offer to their subscribers. Please reply with some details.


+ JKar275 on August 18th, 2010 at 2:04 pm said:

@32: Thank you very much for that calculation regarding the value of MMO subscription fees when compared to RPGs. I am currently playing Star Trek Online and Champions Online and strongly believe that the subscription fees are well worth the investment.

One very important point about MMO subscription fees: Both Star Trek Online & Champions Online offer players the option to sign up for a multi-month subscription (3 months, 6 months, etc.) which results in a lower price than $15 per month. I take advantage of these multi-month subscriptions and I’m able to save quite a bit of hard-earned money. I’ll be very upset if DC Universe Online fails to offer a similar multi-month subscription.


+ juggulator on August 18th, 2010 at 2:54 pm said:

Man there sure are ALOT of people COMPLAINING about the monthly subscription fee. If you look at the history of cancelled console MMOs you can pretty much bet that this is the reason they get cancelled. However I can relate. My suggestions are.

1.Make it free-to-play.MAGs doing it(yes MAG is an MMO) so why can’t DCUOnline.
2. Make the fee under $10. (possibly 7.99, 5.99 for PS+)
3. Make it to where we can use PSN cards to pay for the subscription.
The first option is obviously the best, but a combination of 2 and 3 would be enough to make it a day on purchase for me.


+ HorizonShadow on August 18th, 2010 at 3:23 pm said:

I like how everyone seems to think they can speak for the rest of the world.
Personally, paying monthly isn’t that big a deal for me. It’s 15 dollars a month, it keeps the servers running and it keeps the content coming. I see nothing wrong with paying.

Mag isn’t an MMO to anyone who thinks it is, it’s just a massive action game, as the name suggests.

PS+ members getting a discount would be cool, but I don’t see it happening.

Also, before someone goes on a rant that Guild Wars is F2P, GW is made by a company with a LOT of P2P games. They’re getting their money from other things.


+ clupula668 on August 18th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

This game is going to flop hard on PS3, due to the subscription fee. I do not know a SINGLE person willing to spend $15 a month on any game.

What’s interesting, though, is that the general consensus is that if you waived the subscription fee for PS+ subscribers, almost EVERYONE I have asked, myself included, would not only buy the game, we’d get Playstation Plus subscriptions, on the assumption that we’d be free of future subscription fees for individual games.

Expecting people to pay $240 a year for a single game is going to kill the MMO genre on consoles before it even gets a chance to take hold.


+ RLx3 on August 18th, 2010 at 4:59 pm said:


First of all its made by Sony. Second of all the not so good graphics is a result of it being an mmo where you can roam anywhere. There will probably be maybe 100 people in one map at a time.

This monthly fee is holding me back too. :/


+ PuppetShoJustice on August 18th, 2010 at 6:44 pm said:

To the person who wrote: “I do not know a SINGLE person willing to spend $15 a month on any game.”

The PS2 and 360 FF11 players say hello to you.

The market exists. Not everyone is afraid of subscription fees; despite what the comments here would have you think.


+ x_SolidSnake_x on August 18th, 2010 at 9:07 pm said:

I know the reason for the fee, and I have no real issue with the pricing, but I hardly ever play MMO’s that charge a fee because I feel that I can’t play any other game, I’m bound to it and feels like I’m wasting money when I play some other game. If Sony where to have it so we can put in how many hours we play then just charge for that, I’d definitely play more pay to play MMO’s.


+ siamaman on August 19th, 2010 at 8:15 am said:

woah great games coming this fall


+ DR_BLIZZL3 on August 19th, 2010 at 9:51 am said:

We better not have to pay a subscription fee if we are Playstation Plus members


+ juggulator on August 19th, 2010 at 10:22 am said:

@42 Horizon Shadow
Don’t open your mouth about a game genre unless you know what your talking about. MAG is an MMOFPS as the number of players it supports suggests.


+ dad714games on August 19th, 2010 at 11:53 am said:

First time poster on the boards, so here goes. I have DC Universe on pre-order and I have a few questions. Fisrt will the subscription fee include anything like possible discounts on, or even free, DLC? Second will you be able to have more than one character per account and if so can they be a mix of heroes & villians?


+ rdgneoz3 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:34 pm said:

I’ve played MAG and its in my PS3 atm. MAG is somewhat of an MMO, but not really. Its like saying RDR and COD are MMOs for having prestige and new perks (after completing challenges) or weapons/mounts as you level. Also, with the new beta coming out, being able to buy things with money you earn is similar UC2 and other games.

As for people complaining about the subscription fee, PC gamers who play MMOs pay fees one way or another. There are a few F2P games, but most are filled with online shops where you can buy items for real money (somewhat unbalances the playing field when people that spend a fortune on the game get a huge boost over others).


+ rdgneoz3 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:39 pm said:

As for Guild Wars, I played the original game before the expansions, and while it was fun, I didn’t find too much sense of community when in a city or in an area where you can get quests, you could change between like 25 different instances of it at any time, never see the same people all the time as progress through the game (easy to rip people off / ditch groups since there is no consequences). Also looking at PC MMOs, WoW is $15 a month and besides the expansions, the fees help create a bunch of new instances/raids/quests/factions in between the expansions. FFXIV is gonna be like what, $13 to $15 a month on the PC and PS3 when it comes out.


+ rdgneoz3 on August 22nd, 2010 at 6:43 pm said:

Also, $15 a month (and you get at least one month free with the game) is like 1 game every 4 months, and when people will pay $100 or more for collectors editions or buy several games in a month (I know I’m getting at least 3 in Nov and 2 in Oct, as well as Move), the price isn’t too bad. Lastly, when people are willing to pay $15 for a map pack or pay for DLC that was already on the disc in the first place, why complain when the standard MMO fee will bring continuous updates as the game goes.

Subscription fees help with servers and to bring continuous updates throughout the game. They’ll probably create new areas and quests as the game goes for free (what most MMOs use fees towards besides server maintenance / filling publisher pockets).


+ Foxxstory on August 23rd, 2010 at 8:29 pm said:

The movie-like trailer look awesome…this game-play trailer..not so much. COD is free to play online..many games are free online.. Sure $15 might not be much..but if you are one of those MMO geeks that love to pay to play , how many games can you afford to do that with? Three ? Four? 5 subscription fee games under your belt..? Make the math….I guess this will be one just 2 rent, if that is even an option with like a 1st time user trial period. No crying here..just saying I will not waste my $ in this game…am sure I will survive.


+ raytsmith on August 30th, 2010 at 4:10 pm said:

weird machines are heros or villains


+ WWR30 on September 11th, 2010 at 1:37 am said:

Is there a subscription fee yes/no? they have not say there was one. everone want to know i do not want to wast my time if there is.


+ ForgiveMyAim on August 18th, 2010 at 6:11 am said:

looks like a good game but what’s the subscription fee?


+ colstripcapn on August 18th, 2010 at 6:12 am said:

No cross-platform play will really hurt this game unfortunatly. FFXIV is pulling it off, I don’t know wny DCUO can’t.

It’s great to start seeing MMO’s make their way to the PS3 though, I hope to see many more!


+ MasaKEX on August 18th, 2010 at 6:14 am said:

ah more and more seems like a fun experience wonder how much I will have to pay tho


+ ForgiveMyAim on August 18th, 2010 at 6:15 am said:

15$, I’m not Bruce Wayne!


+ Digital-Prime on August 18th, 2010 at 6:17 am said:

Should be about $14 a month, which is a good price, It will keep the online kiddies out and also keep the in game content coming. Fingers crossed its a decent game.


+ RedGiant17 on August 18th, 2010 at 6:23 am said:

I see no video….

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 18th, 2010 at 9:07 am said:

    What browser/OS are you using? The video’s been viewed over 5K times so far… so any info you can give to help us isolate the problem is a big help.



+ Marioface5 on August 18th, 2010 at 6:27 am said:

I won’t buy this if there’s a monthly fee. Monthly fees are stupid and should be kept away from console games completely.


+ MGO_Count on August 18th, 2010 at 6:37 am said:

I hope they make it 10$..
Because I’m still going to get FFXIV :( and I don’t want to be paying 30$ a month!!


+ Korbei83 on August 18th, 2010 at 6:42 am said:

Is that by chance PS3 footage of the game?


+ Fluidshine on August 18th, 2010 at 6:42 am said:

It sucks the monthly fee is going to be 15 bucks…that’s just….a lot of money


+ MOE-GUNZ-JACKSON on August 18th, 2010 at 6:54 am said:

Yea the subscription thing is a bit scary, but has that been confirmed for the PS3? I hope not.

Great trailer. I’m taking the evil route.

Also when is the beta going to kick off?


+ dj128 on August 18th, 2010 at 6:54 am said:

Wheres the video

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    + Jeff Rubenstein on August 18th, 2010 at 9:07 am said:

    What browser/OS are you using?


+ Viglin on August 18th, 2010 at 6:57 am said:

The fees where announced back at E3, and everyone pays the same, pc and ps3.

No one knows when the Beta is starting.
Keep informed;!/DCUniverseOnline


+ jedi_webslinger on August 18th, 2010 at 7:17 am said:

If theres free subscription for PSN plus users, i would consider. Sorry but I am not a fan of Online only games.


+ KidCommando on August 18th, 2010 at 7:27 am said:

$60 for the game?
$15 a month?

$240 to play the game for the first year?

If that is true then I would never consider buying this game.


+ Daddio66NJ on August 18th, 2010 at 7:28 am said:

they should of used the F2P for may like many other mmo’s are doing.


+ koma1tose on August 18th, 2010 at 7:31 am said:

video not working via ps3.


+ michaelateyou on August 18th, 2010 at 7:33 am said:

This game isn’t going to do good as P2P. It’s just not gonna happen.

Console gamers are not going to spend 60 bucks on a game that they’re going to have to keep paying for every month.


+ Samus4145 on August 18th, 2010 at 7:43 am said:

If Plus members got the sub covered in their sub for plus it would be a major win.


+ chaosdragon on August 18th, 2010 at 7:54 am said:

How well does the game control on the PS3, I already have a copy reserved for the PC version, but wouldn’t mind picking up a copy on the PS3 so my daughter or wife could play as well.


+ Chase167 on August 18th, 2010 at 7:55 am said:

looks like a good game that i will never play because subscription fee will hold me back

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