DC Universe Online writer Geoff Johns has told MTV that the SOE MMO won't be happening until next Christmas at the earliest.
“It launches I think in early 2010, it could be late 2009," he said.
"I’ve written the overall story and the path that gets you into the game and the areas of the universe and how to explore them, but not every line of dialogue. That’s a fulltime job, it’s too frigging big, too intense to write every line of an MMO. I’d probably jump off a building.”
The title was shown for the first time in the Sony press conference earlier this year. It's a PS3 and PC effort.
More through there.