There’s a lot going on with SOE’s action MMO, DC Universe Online (our review) at the moment. Just a month ago, endgame heroes and villains were suiting up to repel a Brainiac invasion from the iconic Fortress of Solitude, the game also receiving its first premium expansion titled Fight for the Light.
Centred around the Green and Yellow Lantern Corps, the DLC introduced a number of new locations as well as a new playable power in the form of Hardlight Constructs which, according to some TSA-friendly DCUO regulars, makes the combat more diverse and enjoyable. In a recent interview with Eurogamer DCUO executive producer Lorin Jameson discussed the transition to F2P, also confirming a second paid expansion.
We also have DLC 2 coming up. I can only say at this point it’s exciting. We’re focusing on The Flash for this DLC and it will be out before the end of the year.
Though we are keeping our fingers crossed, it’s very unlikely that this second expansion will ward in another additional power set or increased level cap. So far we do know that the expansion will take players back in time via the Cosmic Treadmill, allowing them to witness the origin story of the second Flash, Barry Allen (cheers Kev.)
Earlier this week it was also revealed that DC Universe Online would switch from a subscription-based business model to the more accessible, free-to-play format which supports micro transactions. Unlike most popular MMOs which have both premium and F2P membership options, DCUO seems fairer, only limiting certain in-game features such as Brokers (auction houses) and Leagues (guilds) instead of locking them out altogether.