DC Universe Online
DC Universe Online is a massively multiplayer online developed by Dimensional Ink Games. It was originally co-published by WB Games and Daybreak Game Company. Currently, DC Universe Online (also called DCUO) development and publishing is handled by EG7. The game is based on the comic universe of DC Comics, with characters like Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Justice League, and the rest. Built on the Unreal Engine 3, DC Universe Online was released in 2011. The game is currently available on Microsoft Windows, Playstation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch.
How Many People Play DC Universe Online?
We estimate that 3,368 people play per day, with a total player base of 354,480.
- Subscribers: 354,480
- Daily Players: 3,368
- Genres: Action, Adventure, RPG, Massively Multiplayer
- Platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, PC
- Released: 2011-01-11
The Players and Daily login numbers are estimations based on subscriber numbers and online sentiment.
DC Universe Online Description
DC Universe Online is set in one of the alternate realities in the multiverse based on the DC Comics properties. In this particular reality, a future Lex Luthor escapes into the past to prevent the cosmic threat of Brainiac from taking over. Using exobyte technology, Luthor initiates a global effect that causes certain individuals to gain superpowers.
Despite the protests of the present Justice League, Luthor claims this is the only way to save the future. Players create their characters who is one of the individuals affected by these exobytes. DC Universe Online lets players choose either the Hero or Villain faction. There is a robust character creation system that lets players choose customization options such as body type, personality (which affects the character's poses and emotes), movement power (such as flight, acrobatics, super-speed, and such), powers and weapons. Players who would like to start playing immediately can choose from templates based on familiar DC Comics superhero archetypes.
The world of DC Universe Online is generally a public shard, allowing a multitude of players interact with one another, doing heroic or villainous actions against the civilian bystanders. Depending on which faction the player chose, the characters will be members of the Justice League or the Society. The famous members of each faction would be the contacts and mentors, that assist the player characters. This can be in the form of providing advice, giving quests and missions.
DC Universe Online has continually added expansions in the form of Episodes, with the most recent being World of Flashpoint. Episodes add new areas, new options, and new missions. As the world of DC Universe Online is based on comic book stories, there is a wide variety of genres in the game, from science fiction, mythology, time travel, and many more. There are also seasonal events such as the Anti-Monitor Anniversary which occurs every January to Season's Greedings during the Christmas season in DC Universe Online.