The lights are on
In a move that I'm sure is in no way related to the launch announcement for the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion, Sony Online Entertainment announced that its upcoming comic book MMO, DC Universe Online, has been delayed. The game was originally planned for a November release but will now be arriving some time in early 2011.
Okay, so maybe it's not all related to World of Warcraft. According to SOE president John Smedley, the development team still needs to take some time to polish the game with help from the beta:
"As the game heads into external beta testing, this extra time will allow us to address community feedback in a meaningful way. When we get deeper into external beta, we'll be able to share more information regarding the new launch date."
Speaking of the beta, SOE is saying that access and invites will be handed out "as early as next week." Anyone who has pre-ordered DC Universe Online or does so by November 15 will be guaranteed beta access by November 30. Pre-orders will also unlock a headstart to check out the game a week before it launches.
Personally, I've already had to play enough mediocre MMOs this year, and I was very concerned about the quality of DCUO. Hopefully the extra time helps them create an MMO of the quality that a DC Comics fan such as myself wants from this property. I'll be reporting more info from the beta as soon as I can get in.
This game isn't doing anything to me. But this trailer is awesome:
Dang I'm thinking I'm gonna be hella broke for the first 3 months of 2011. Every game I want is coming out then. Infamous 2, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2 and now DC Universe.
I personally can't stand the DC Universe outside of Batman, so I really have no interest in this game. I'm just amazed at how many MMOs are being thrown out to the public when they are really a very niche market that is very devoted to only one or two titles.
this game will never come out
I recently found out this game was for the Playstion 3. When I didn't know about it, I didn't think about getting this game. But now I want it and I have some time to know what it is about, since it got pushed back to 2011.
Honestly, I have very low expectations for this game. The screenshots haven't really impressed me at all, nor have any of those videos i've seen. The only impressive thing I've seen so far is the trailer.
I already know the game will not be as good as that XD
They better hope they put a lot of polish on this thing, since WOW is the least of its concern. They need to be more concerned of making City of Heros look like a chump, or people are going to stick with the fleshed out, tried and true game rather than a buggy mess.
Honestly, if the entire delay was solely based off of Cataclysm, I wouldn't blame them at all. It's impossible to compete with WoW in that sense. Beta testing would make it a lot better, see: Halo Reach. I was skeptical about this game at first, but it's looking to be better and better as it comes along. I would rather have a Marvel MMO, but I would still be willing to take a gander into this game.
Not at all surprising and quite good that they will give it more time for polish.
The replies i am hearing from people downgrading this game to being mediocre is very disappointing to me, but i have notice a majority of it comes from people that have not played the game. I for one have gotten a chance to actually play the game and it is a fun action mmorpg. The only things that are concerning are some of the animations (but come on seriously what mmo doesn't have bad animations for combat), and the lack of crafting in this game. Other than that i think this game could become really fun.
what are you people talking about??? i played this at SD comic con and it was badass, even at that stage
you freakin stupid people are down playing a game that hasnt even released yet the people that are making this game made mmo's way before blizzard even knew what it was I'm highly excited to play this DC has the best comic franchises I think its ready for release now but they are serving the investor robots and stupid people who have small weenies and bash on things with no knowledge I'm solely investing my time and money in this because I really think this is going to be awesome!!
They delayed AGENT to I heard from gamestop employee makes me wonder also for us PS3 owners they haven't said anything about how they were going about billing plans to play?
This sucks. Even though it was pretty smart to do this, it made me ANGERED
Not a big DC fan. But this game has potential. I'm really curious to see how this one will turn out.