DC Universe Online will be made available at launch on PS4, and according to senior creative director Jens Andersen, players will find many improvements have been applied to the graphics, messaging, and content.
All content available in the game currently will be available at launch, there will be no change to the current membership models, and there will be no “exclusive items for the re-launch on PS4,” due to the game sharing the same server as PS3.
“We need to offer something for our current players as well, and they need to be different to maintain the exclusivity of it all,” said Andersen on the PS Blog.
“This gets kind of complicated, especially when you throw PC players into the mix as well; therefore, we decided it was best to just keep everything equal and not make anyone feel left out because they didn’t move to PS4 – we’ve seen it breed resentment in our community and we thought it best to avoid it altogether.
“We realised some people would be early adopters of the new platform, and others would wait to buy one. We felt it was very important to maintain cohesion within the community, so we decided to let them play on the same servers. We wanted to make sure that the release of DCUO on PS4 was not a homewrecker. We know there are lots of people from lots of different walks of life that find themselves in the same league, and enjoy playing with one another in game.
“Also, players can expect to pick up exactly where they left off on the PS3 version when they fire up DCUO on PS4. Players just need to sign in with their existing account and they’re good to go.”
Andersen said there are extra ideas in place to incorporate DualShock 4’s touchpad into game, “but nothing too major at first.”
“We’ll need to use it as a button – specifically the select button functionality from a PS3 controller will now be activated by the touch pad. We have plans to use it for scrolling in menus, as well as zooming in and out of maps with the ‘pinching’ action people are used to on their mobile devices.”
The game will also make use of Remote Play on PS Vita.
You can read the entire Q&A through the link.