DC Universe Online unlocks cross-play between all its platforms

Heists, prison breaks, and new friends are the topic du jour of DC Universe OnlineEpisode 21 is out today for members (and available to buy on February 10th for you sidekicks), bringing with it a duo to thwart a museum heist in Gotham, an eight-person prison break, and plenty of new gear and collectibles.

Perhaps the most interesting feature to come with Episode 21 is the ability to connect with others across the game’s three platforms. Cross-play is now available between the PC, PlayStation3, and PlayStation 4, although accounts will remain beholden to specific platforms.

“When you log in today, you will seamlessly be playing with players on the opposite platform, including in groups, in leagues, in on duty content, and in the open world,” Daybreak said.

Source: DCUO
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JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

MechDragon58 JakeDunnegan yeah, I saw that on the second read. (Not sure if it was there first time – or on the main page of the site) – either way, that sucks!!!! ;) Was really hoping to be able to roll my PC dude and play him on the PS4 servers.
Kinda curious what is preventing them from allowing that to happen. :/

MechDragon58
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MechDragon58

JakeDunnegan “Cross-play is now available between the PC, PlayStation3, and PlayStation 4, although accounts will remain beholden to specific platforms.”

Unfortunately not, it’s still a welcome change though and I hope more games will do it in the future.

JakeDunnegan
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JakeDunnegan

Looked through the first page of comments and didn’t see an answer, so here goes – 
If I have a character on the PC server(s), can I login to PS4 and play that same character? (I guess I could login and see, but still need to download the game on it…)
Overall, I do feel like this is great news and I hope this sets a trend going foward, even though this is just the first (or first of several) pebbles hopping down the slope of what I hope becomes a landslide of games that eventually support all systems together at the same time.

IlluminaBlade
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IlluminaBlade

Armsbend Estranged FFXI had PC, PS2, PS3, and 360 players.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

McGuffn Estranged Technically, it’s completely open to developers to have PC and Xbox One players play with each other now. It’s just they don’t want them playing with PS players.

DPandaren
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DPandaren

Sorenthaz It is. But it wont have cross platform with PS3/4 users (and PC) because of reasons.

RagnarTheDrunk
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RagnarTheDrunk

LMAO!

JayBezzOfficial
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JayBezzOfficial

Damn.. did you hear that Mic Drop Champions Online?
No competition left for the superhero market.

Zariarn
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Zariarn

Awesome!  Now we need to see more MMOs do the same.  World of Tanks and Defiance should follow suit.

Valkyriez
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Valkyriez

There isn’t on the PS4. But there’s a download on ur phone u could use.

Janio2
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Janio2

Xijit No idea Dante’s hell saw its pretty colddown there!!  On ninth circle ( treachery ).

schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

McGuffn Estranged 
Even when a controller is better, the PC gamers can use a controller. Any of them, in fact, so if there is any controller design that might be better for the game than the XBox one, PC players might still have an advantage.

Estranged
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Estranged

LOL

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

Armsbend
Short answer? Jens Andersen.

McGuffn
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McGuffn

Estranged Microsoft doesn’t like cross platform play because PC gamers (keyboard and mouse) are better than console gamers.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Anyone know if there is a console version of ventrillo or teamspeak that is cross platform with the pc versions?

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

enamelizer Armsbend Estranged its not entirely on MS. MS is just the biggest pain to work with.

Sony still has a process that devs have to go through to get their game patched, its just not nearly as bad, finiky, or as long as microsofts.

Also, Microsoft likes to implement ridiculous rules like “If its on xbox, it has to be released first on xbox, before other devices” and similar crap.

DugFromTheEarth
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DugFromTheEarth

Its 2016, and between DCUO and Final Fantasy, this is pretty much the biggest advancement mmorpgs (or mmo’s in general) have made in the last 5 years.

The sad thing, it has NOTHING to do with technology or programming ability. Its 100% about licensing and contracts and terms of use.

Mostly, it has to do with the stupid dumb, apple like, restrictions big companies like Microsoft put on their patching system for their devices. Meaning if a game like Neverwinter wanted to be cross platform (pc and xboxone), the pc users would have to wait weeks or more to get a patch that was already done, just because Microsofts patch review process takes so long to go through. Sony isnt much better. Meaning PC users COULD be getting a FF14 patch weeks sooner than they are, but because sony makes SE jump through hoops with the PS4 version, everyone has to wait until the console version gets approved to go live.

Most companies dont want to put up with this, and feel the PC players shouldnt have to either. its 99% why Warframe wont ever be cross platform even though they had originally hoped it would be.

schmidtcapela
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schmidtcapela

enamelizer Armsbend Estranged 
AFAIK, Microsoft is considering cross-platform on some Microsoft Studio games that will be exclusive to XBox and Windows 10, and the Windows 10 version of Minecraft can connect to Android and IOS ones, but that seems to be the extent of its cross-platform drive.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Wow, that’s pretty sweet news. 

Though if DCUO is coming to Xbox One then DBG will probably have a fun time trying to get cross-play on there.

Sorenthaz
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Sorenthaz

Estranged It’s pretty obvious that it’s all on Microsoft’s end.  The whole “oh we can’t control the quality of experience” stuff is bullshit and just used as an excuse to keep people subscribed to their Gold service if they want to play together with others who play those games on XBL.

Xijit
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Xijit

Samizdat Xijit 
well played …

AGx
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AGx

Karl_Hungus exeeter I think he knows that, hence the “Screw MS” part of his statement.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

exeeter 
This has nothing to do with ZOS. It is entirely on Microsoft and Microsoft alone. In fact, ESO almost became a PS4 exclusive at one point because of how much trouble Microsoft was giving ZOS.

exeeter
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exeeter

alright ZOS step it up, screw MS let me play with my PS4 brothers

enamelizer
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enamelizer

Armsbend Estranged Yes, the issue is entirely with MS, and yes FFXI was cross platform on Xbox, and was the last Xbox title to have cross platform online play.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

Estranged didnt the 360 have cross platform on FFXI eventually?  I was gone by that time personally.

Estranged
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Estranged

Would be really fun to play with kids as well.

Estranged
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Estranged

So, do we understand the cross platform issue is all on Microsoft? If you do business with Xbox, won’t happen.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

DCUO – how is this the only Daybreak game that does intelligent, talented things?  Get the DCUO guys to run the rest of the company.

Estranged
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Estranged

Easily better as well.

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

I won’t listen to blasphemous claims

Samizdat
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Samizdat

Xijit Boston has a severe weather warning of 6-12 inches at the moment.

Armsbend
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Armsbend

MorpayneRADIO this is the only game I know of where the PS version is better than the pc version.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

MorpayneRADIO Erm, is there even a difference between PC and PS4? Because PC still doesn’t have anything like AA or even a proper borderless windowed mode. Consoles have been holding back the graphical fidelity of this game on PC since it was launched, and unless you’re using something like SweetFX it’s not going to be looking any better : /

MorpayneRADIO
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MorpayneRADIO

I think the most important thing to remember is ill be seeing the game with much better graphics because PC is the master race and PS4 can suck it.

Greaterdivinity
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Greaterdivinity

Mixed feelings on this one, since my experiences with console players in FFXIV have been…less than stellar : /
Is this the update that brings the account wide gear/appearance unlocks? Don’t see anything about it, but that’s the one I’m waiting for.

A Dad Supreme
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A Dad Supreme

As a launch day, Lifetime Subscriber, I can say…
About. Freaking.Time.

Now I can play with the kids on their PS4s

Xijit
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Xijit

So, exacly how much snow is Hell getting right now?

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