DC Universe Online is still going strong, 13 years later – and now it has a PS5 version

DC Universe Online is still going strong, 13 years after it launched on PC and PlayStation 3. Now it finally has an original PlayStation 5 release, and its developer has outlined plans for a number of future updates.

Dimensional Ink's new lead producer, Kenn “Kendricke” White, has announced that DCUO, the free-to-play MMO licensed from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, now available as a native client for PS5 along with performance improvements. Until now, the PlayStation 4 version of DCUO has been playable on PS5 via backwards compatibility. Xbox Series

Dimensional Ink said players of the original PS5 version will benefit from faster loading times, smoother transitions, and higher frame rates. Servers for the PS5 version are now live – PS5, PS4 and PC players can continue to play together on the same servers. Personalities, account, and purchases are migrated.

“The original version of DCUO on PS5 can make better use of the system hardware for stronger performance, smoother frame rates, faster loading times, and runs natively at 4K resolution,” added Dimensional Ink. “The game itself is identical to the PS4 version of the game.”

Meanwhile, Episode 47: Brainiac Returns! It will be released in May, and episode 48 is scheduled to air in September. Episode 49 will be released during the first quarter of 2025. Here is the official trailer for Episode 47:

Brainiac is back! Seeking to learn from his previous defeats, he launches an all-out assault on Earth's two ultimate symbols of hope and resistance, the Hall of Justice and the Hall of Doom. With the world hanging in the balance, the Justice League and Lex Luthor's secret society are forced to combine their powers and resources to thwart Brainiac's malicious plan.

In a message to players, Kendrick said the DCUO team is growing, with a new creative director and art director. “We are making significant investments in the future of the game, the people working on this beloved project, and in the overall growth of DCUO,” Kendrick insisted. “Simply put, this is a good time to be a DCUO player.”

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Image credit: Dimensional Ink.

DC Universe Online (DCUO) launched in January 2011 for PC and PS3 before launching on PlayStation 4 in November 2013, then on Xbox One in April 2016, and Nintendo Switch in August 2019. Original developer Daybreak Austin Studio became Dimensional Ink Games in January 2020, and content work continues with publisher Daybreak Games Company.

Wesley is IGN's UK news editor. You can find him on Twitter at @wyp100. You can contact Wesley at [email protected] or confidentially at [email protected].

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