Sony Online Entertainment have today announced that upcoming MMO, DC Universe Online, will release on January 11th in the States and three days later in EU territories. The PlayStation 3 version will go on sale at an RRP of $59.99 (forty quid) with a monthly subscription rate of a tenner. SOE have yet to comment on whether subscription bundles will be available, and if PlayStation Plus members will receive an exclusive discount. However, they have come forward to announce a lifetime subscription which will cost a hefty $200 (roughly £150.)
DC Universe Online is the first ever subscription-based MMO to launch on the PlayStation. No one is a fan of monthly bills, especially console gamers, though SOE are confident that DCUO will garner a strong membership, as Chris Cao explained to IGN:
A little over a decade ago, people questioned subscription fees on a PC. They’d never played an MMO before and they weren’t sure why they’d pay monthly to play it. Then they stepped into those first worlds, lived online, and came to realize that the experience was worth the expense. The same thing is going to happen on the PS3. People are always willing to pay for good games, especially when they continue to grow and change. We’ve made a great game in DCUO and we’re going to keep adding to it with each and every update.
Information regarding in-game trophies has also been published, including 10 gold, 2 silvers and of course a prestigious platinum trophy:
The Queen’s Favorite (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a villain mentored by Circe.
Criminal Mastermind (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a hero mentored by Lex Luthor.
The Joker in the Deck (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a villain mentored by the Joker.
Knight for Justice (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a hero mentored by Batman.
Warrior of Truth (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a hero mentored by Wonder Woman.
Champion of Earth (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a hero mentored by Superman.
Acrobatic Ace (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as an acrobat.
Fearless Flier (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a flier.
Speedster Supreme (Gold)
Achieve level 30 as a speedster.
Tanks Very Much (Silver)
Achieve level 10 as and gain the Tank Role.
Mission Control (Silver)
Achieve level 10 as and gain the Controller Role.
The Healing Touch (Silver)
Achieve level 10 as and gain the Healer Role.
Platinum Pace (Gold)
Earn a platinum medal in any race.
Platinum Trophy (Platinum)
Earn every other Trophy in the game.