I jumped at the opportunity when the question arose as to who would like to review DC Universe Online(DCUO). I have been playing MMO games since way back when World of Warcraft didn’t even exist. I’ve played Anarchy Online, Dark Age of Camelot, Neocron 1 & 2, Eve Online, the short lived APB and several others as well. The first MMO on the PlayStation platform that came out at exactly the same time that the PC version came out was one I had to play.
I came home after a stressfull monday only to find a mysterious package in the mail. DC Universe Online had arrived. Within the package I found a nice leather bound map featuring villains on one side and heroes on the other. Included are two discs, a game disc and a disc with promotional stuff. I popped in the disc and it asked me to redeem the voucher code.
After booting the disc I’m welcomed to download v1.03 which entails a staggering 10GB. As if that itself isn’t enough, another 3GB download starts after the installation of the initial 10 GB. Thank god for 30 Mbits/s Cable or I would have been up all night waiting for this download to finish 🙂
In Develop Shuhei Yoshida emphasises that Sony did learn from it’s mistakes in the past. Sony is now collaborating very closely with all it’s first party studios to ensure that new products are as developer-friendly as possible.
When Ken Kutaragi former president of SCE moved on he immediatly told his successor, Kaz Hirai, to go out and talk with developers and to get them more involved in the design process of new products.
This change in philosophy created a new vibe within Sony that should result in better hardware that is easier to develop games for.
The following 10 titles will be added to the Greatest Hits lineup:
- inFAMOUS (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- God of War Collection (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Killzone 2 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- LittleBigPlanet Game of the Year (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Resistance 2 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Dead Space (Electronic Arts)
- Fight Night Round 4 (EA Sports)
- Resident Evil 5 (Capcom)
- Soulcalibur IV (Namco Bandai Games)
- UFC 2009 Undisputed (THQ)
According to Zeno Colaco, responsible for developer relations in Europe, Sony is considering to offer the PSP devkit free of charge in order to stimulate the development of the PSP Minis.
Colaco admitted to Develop that the Minis are …