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DC Universe Online PvP Hands-On Preview from Comic-Con '09

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Super hero MMOs are a tricky business. Unlike their fantasy brethren, the realm of super heroes is often very black and white: the good guys are very good and the bad guys are very bad. For comic book MMOs, finding that PvP sweet spot is an absolute priority. While I was attending San Diego’s Comic-Con International ’09, Ten Ton Hammer's Cody "Micajah" Bye had the chance to take a swing at Sony Online Entertainment’s player versus player encounters in their upcoming super hero online game known as DC Universe Online.

Another notable aspect of this year’s Comic-Con was the fact that the DCUO PvP battle was being fought on both PCs and PS3s, making DC Universe the first MMO to successfully integrate an MMO experience into a next-gen console. While Yanagi still couldn’t confirm whether we would see PS3s and PC users being able to share the same world at launch, the fact that the demonstration at Comic-Con was achieving that type of gameplay showed that the potential will certainly be there.


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