DC Universe Online’s executive producer Larry Liberty has told Shack how excited he is for the game’s transition from PS3 to PS4.
According to Liberty, he and his team will “celebrate” once the switch is made, because once that happens, they can give the players more of everything.
“People want everything you can imagine in the DC Universe, and that’s a lot,” he said. “There’s over 4000 NPCs, there’s an almost infinite amount of power combinations. I would certainly love to do more.
“We have to figure out continually how to fit in memory on effectively a 220MB system–that’s how much system RAM we have on PS3. To make that work is going to be a challenge for us.”
No matter how excited the team is though, it will have to keep servicing PS3 players for a while until everyone moves over to PS4. In the meantime though, PS3 players will also benefit from the game hitting next-gen, as the current version of the game will be getting some spit and polish.
“We are making some art changes that will benefit all platforms as a result of PS4 development,” Liberty said. “So, PS3 will look a bit better. But really, it’s going to benefit PS4 and PC most.
“I do expect that eventually, PS4 to come out, and probably be more successful than PS3 was as a platform. It wouldn’t surprise me if we do get a pretty quick migration, but we’ll keep servicing PS3 for a while. The good news for PS3 players is you can move to PS4, keep your friends, play together.”
DC Universe Online – Sons of Trigon is the next expansion for the game and is slated for release this fall around the same time as PS4.