Cross Generation, that’s a new one.. In a recent Q&A with DC Universe Online senior creative director Jens Andersen, he confirmed the news that the comic book themed free-to-play MMO, DC Universe Online, will rely on the same servers for both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 meaning that both PlayStation 3 players and PlayStation 4 players will be able to battle it out with each other.
DC Universe Online is a free-to-play MMO which is based, as you might have guessed, in the DC Universe, exclusive to PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4. Players can create a character and work along side superheroes and villains such as Superman, or Lex Luthor. The game will feature various familiar zones such as Gotham City, Metropolis, and even the Justice League watch tower.
In a recent Q&A on the PlayStation Blog, Jens Andersen confirmed the rumour that both the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game will share the same server which means cross generation play is possible. He said:
@RockfallDCUO: Will I be able to continue to play DCUO with friends who have PS3 and I’m on PS4?(source)
Andersen: I’m thrilled to be able to say “Yes!” to this one. 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.
We realized 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.
The PlayStation 3 version of DC Universe Online has been going strong since it’s launch in 2011, the PlayStation 4 version of the game is due to be released at the launch of the console.