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Comic-Con Live Demo: DC Universe Online

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by Sr. Social Media Manager

During recent E3 and Comic-Con Blog posts, viewers like you have been asking for more info about Sony Online Entertainment’s DC Universe Online. So yesterday, I fought through the throngs of people to SOE’s booth, where I mic’d up Creative Director Jens Andersen, and had him give you the same walkthrough you’d get if you were standing right there.

It was a bit loud in the hall, so apologies for that.

Feel free to post questions below, but since the SOE team is still in San Diego, don’t look for them to jump in with answers quite yet. As Jens states in the video, we’ll have more on DCUO here on the blog – and I’ll make sure that the team sees your questions.

If you’re planning on attending Comic-Con between now and Sunday, feel free to go drop by the SOE booth (#4319) to go hands on with DCUO.

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BZKlint said:

July 25th, 8:47 pm

Like what #3 said, not my kind of game, but still cool :)

btw, how come the blog comments sometimes overlap? Or is it just me? :/

Ghostm said:

July 25th, 8:58 pm

The whole idea seems really cool but the environment, cars looks really flat. The animation is a little stiff, almost like some amateur’s work. I hope this is not close to come out of the oven just yet. It has great potential but it needs to be tweaked and fine tuned.

Ghostm said:

July 25th, 8:59 pm

Oh yeah. Marvel might of been a much better look then DC comics. That’s just my taste. =}

Kedaro said:

July 25th, 9:53 pm

Yea the concept and execution seems great, but the graphics are looking a little dated, ie. Everquest came to mind, with some small flairs from EQ2, It has to be at least as visually impressive as FFXI, that game has been out for over 4 years now. Maybe 5 idunno. I don’t mean any disrespect, just telling it how I see it at the moment, I know it’s still a work in progress.

ThomasAnthony said:

July 25th, 10:06 pm

Will there be cross-platform play between the PS3 and PC?

ThomasAnthony said:

July 25th, 10:23 pm

@People referring to the graphics:
Yes the graphics need improvement but I am much more satisfied with the way they are working on the gameplay over graphics. After all, we’re PS3 owners, not 360 owners. Graphics can be spiffed up later. Also note a flash video doesn’t do anything justice.

NewYork214 said:

July 25th, 10:51 pm

game looks good. buyin this no matter what. never really into comics. but batman always was one of my favorites. liked how he never had any real powers. just a normal human(kinda). also liked punisher for same reason but i think he is with marvel.

lakaihigh said:

July 25th, 10:57 pm

this is a game i want as much info on as possible!


maxerus said:

July 25th, 11:55 pm

Hey Guys!!!
First off DCU looks amazing!! Im a HUGE fan of MMO’s and superheros so this game is going to consume ALOT of my time.

But i have a question….

Can i have a job?!?!?!!!
Im now working only 3 blocks from your Bellevue office. Just off northup way on 127th at Pacific top soil. So if you need some fine bark or ceder play chips i can hook ya up LOL.

But im a huge gamer and the biggest Playstation fanboy of all time. And just moved here from Mn with the hopes of getting a entry level game testing job.
At this point im willing to work for almost anyone(NOT MS!)just to get into the biz. But ive been dreaming of working for Sony since 1994 when i sold my car to my dad so i could buy a psone(i was 14 and Battle Arena toshinden blew my frigin mind! lol).

So if you can do anything at all to help me get my foot in the door. I will be forever in your debt. Thank you

frostquake said:

July 26th, 2:44 am

Is there a MONTHLY FEE?? They seem to be avoiding the question, and if so HOW MUCH?

lazedk said:

July 26th, 3:18 am

Hey is Jens Andersen from Denmark?

minas said:

July 26th, 5:33 am

help!!this a serious neglecting…2.40+2.41,have a music problem!you cant fast forward/rewind a track while on the internet browser,or watching pictures!u cant even pause it!just try it in case u didnt know and u ll see…the mini control panel, doesnt have these functions…and u no longer can get in the main control panel,(the one whith the earth animation)to do it from there,while on the internet&photos..someone from sony have to read about these problems,and take action!PLEASE READ IT!!are they try to ruin music?this worked just fine!

stennex said:

July 26th, 5:56 am

Comic-con was more exciting than E3 this year that is sad. After watching it on G4 i really must make try and go next year. E3 was once the mecca of video gaming entertainment buzz,and it needs to go back to its roots and leave the booth babes alone. It’s a show so it can be well managed without chaos. The ESA needs to lighten up.I remember when i use to really look forward to E3 now i look more forward to watching Comi-con. Sony represented well, DC Universe Online looks amazing. I would like to see Home and trohies being apart of it.

dartisblue said:

July 26th, 6:48 am

this game is looking good..i cant wait to create my own super hero.
ps3 is coming along just nicely..
good job..

PhoenixBlack said:

July 26th, 7:01 am

Hey guys, you are doing great so far and as much as i didnt want to get my hopes up… i am already way too invested in the potential of this project.

A couple questions/comments

1. are there other types of super movement? (i.e what happens to the darknight and green arrow types. (any hopefore the bat-pod (-cycle, -mobile, – jet, etc). Is there any chance of a gatling gun/hook

2. I love your depictions of metropolis and Gotham- its obvious that these iconic city/locations would be among your first priorities. But i hope they arent the only ones you include (i.e sub diego, keystone,central city (with flash museum) smallville, star city, belle reeve, gorilla city, to name a few)

3.different flying animations (from simple pose and posture changes to more elaborate ones like the red tornado

4. if theres voice acting for created characters, please include a plethora of voice options or pitch modification (e.g metal gear online)

5. a way to leave a calling card.. or tag the city with your heroic/villanous exploits (batsymbol/joker playing card)

6.henchmen for villains

7.sometimes being a villain should be about pulling the heist and making the escape.. not always trying to brawl the superhero into submission. how about mission types that encourage a small skirmish with the hero, but ultimately create better incentives for delaying the hero with your henchmen, or some distraction (like throwing a bus full of nuns of a bridge) while you slink back to your base/safe zone.

8. Riddler types using mind over matter

9. can you become the nemesis of a specific created hero

10. even though he hates it, batman sometimes lets superman carry him. any chance of that? or can we use our ring powers to enable group flight

11. ultra rare loot drop: kryptonite, mother box,anti life eq, etc

12.Massive world event: battle of metropolis.. spearheaded by an invincible doomsday.


tokon said:

July 26th, 7:08 am

This looks really cool.

A big curiousity of mine though is, will there be the option to use mouse and keyboard on the PS3.

I’ve always thought since those options were available to the PS3 for some things, that it could open up some interesting avenues as far as having MMORPGs.

yungder said:

July 26th, 7:29 am

Everyone needs to remember that this is a fantasy comic game so the realism in the environment should favor the look of the comic books. With Jim Lee behind this, this is exactly what he is shooting for.

PSN: yungder

Clinton514 said:

July 26th, 7:35 am

I’ll admit, while I do know most of the important characters from the DC Universe, I’ve never really been a huge fan. That being said, I like what I see so far.

Hopefully many people get into this. I want to hear more about pricing, though.

So this also playable cross platform and will it have Xfire support? :)

Cheysan said:

July 26th, 8:26 am


w8n_4_ps3 said:

July 26th, 9:15 am

I am definitely purchasing this game. Will there be a “secret identity” for heroes? I think it would be cool to see Clark Kent and not just Superman. I also think it would be a cool “mini-game” to have to protect the secret identity of the character you build.

w8n_4_ps3 said:

July 26th, 9:16 am

Will there be secret identities? I think it would be a cool additional task to have to protect your secret identity. I also think it would be cool to see Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, etc. and not just Superman, Batman, etc.

w8n_4_ps3 said:

July 26th, 9:19 am

Will there be secret identities? I think it would be a cool feature/task to have to protect your character’s secret identity when not fighting crime. I also think it would be cool to see Clark Kent, Bruce Wayne, etc. and not just Superman, Batman, etc.

w8n_4_ps3 said:

July 26th, 9:20 am

Oops! Sorry about the multiple posts. I kept getting errors, so I thought it didn’t post! I’m such a Noob!

jcasanova said:

July 26th, 10:59 am

This game looks awesome!!

I would like to know is there going to be voice chat or keyboard chat in DCUO?


dartisblue said:

July 26th, 11:21 am

is there an exact release date yet??
cuz im now impatient..i wanna play this game

Xanog said:

July 26th, 12:52 pm

The game looks pretty neat. I’m really liking the visual style, reminds me of Crackdown, where there’s plenty of realism, yet this is all enhanced by a comic-book “filter”.

I look forward to more news and being a villain.

Oh, and one quick question, if you have the time to answer:

-Will we see comic cross-over missions, such as Mr. Freeze and Braniac teaming up with players to kill The Flash?


July 26th, 2:56 pm

can you make your own costumes. it would be cool if you could drawn them and upload pictures with the pseye or pictures off the hdd. like you can do with pes on pc.

Captain Fury said:

July 26th, 3:02 pm

animation needs some work but is ok for now since is still pre-alpha.

mmb said:

July 26th, 3:21 pm

looking forward to this, but I’m just wondering will the main man be making an appearance? could I be an apprentice bounty hunter to that mean czarnian bastich, Lobo?


July 26th, 4:22 pm

will we be able to voice call while in game when we get skype on ps3?


July 26th, 5:23 pm

will this have a voice server. or how will we talk with other players?

Kanik said:

July 26th, 10:12 pm

I’m so freakin happy. Since MMOs became popular I’ve been aching for one with a more action-based combat and not something with auto attack, a game that’s more skill based as well as one where you can interact more with the environment.

Looks like this is all of that PLUS batman included. :D

crystalx3d said:

July 26th, 10:17 pm

I’m super excited about an MMO on a console. I hope this is just one of many on the way, as I’m not much into these superhero games. I do wish that someone would make an MMO that’s specifically for the PS3 instead of a PS3/PC combo. Mainly because the way you play a game with a keyboard and mouse is completely different than the way you would play with a controller. Either that or make it PC compatible only if you play with a usb controller. Perhaps it’s not so big of a deal with this game and its action-based gameplay. It would be nice though to see some great PS3-only MMORPGs in the future with some deep gameplay tailored specifically for the PS3 instead of a PC MMO experience with a six-axis control scheme slapped on top of it.


July 26th, 10:31 pm

Looks very promising! I have a question: Since DCU is going to be an MMO, how many player will you be able to play with or against online?

C-h-a-o-s said:

July 27th, 12:13 am

Ooooo it looks good, not that big of a mmo fan but i’m willing to try anything!

sam_w said:

July 27th, 2:49 am

Looks pretty great :)
Would rather not have a monthly fee though =/

artofwar420 said:

July 27th, 4:49 pm

Looks tight, I wonder about the subscription price though.

FritoZ said:

July 27th, 10:20 pm


“could I be an apprentice bounty hunter to that mean czarnian bastich, Lobo?”


About the monthly fee:

I hope the $60 price tag is enuff to play it, not then have to pay every freaking month to play it..

if there is no monthly fee- COUNT ME IN!

monthly fee?

goodbye DCU hello Resistance 2 FREE multiplayer online!

it’s that easy…

even if we could be Lobo hisself. FRAG!

PSN id : FritoZ

CitizenErased said:

July 28th, 4:46 am

The game looks fantastic and I love the instant battle mechanics. I’m getting more and more excited the more I see this game.

I have one minor gripe… I don’t like how the cars blow up and no debri remain after the particle effects. Why didn’t they make it so that they leave a darkened model of an exploded car then have it fade out over time?

Gunwing said:

July 28th, 11:11 am

Yeah this looks like a good MMO! I just hope the animations are better when the game releases as right now they look vary jerky. But eh thats my only nit pick right now. I love that even players can be turned into objects and used as weapons in the game world, and that it will have many locations from DC comics!

WaldoAlarmist said:

July 28th, 5:52 pm

Thanks for posting this guys. I went from thinking the game looked terrible to really looking forward to it. The E3 footage for one reason or other did the game a disservice unlike this game demonstration. I’m glad a real MMO will be coming to a console soon.

socomsargent said:

August 13th, 2:39 am

Does anyone have any idea if this game will have a monthly subscription fee for the PC version? I already know the PS3 won’t have a fee because it has free internet.

bearmaster6 said:

August 13th, 3:08 am

Does anyone know, when you have batman characteristics, do you get a grappling hook, and can you swing with it or can you just grapple.

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