It has often been a subject of conversation: will the MMORPG genre fare well on consoles?
Well, thus far, it seems massively multiplayer entertainment will work out just fine on the PlayStation 3. The recently released DC Universe Online , despite boasting the standard pay-to-play formula found with most MMOs, appears to be in high demand. In fact, Sony Online Entertainment has apologized for the lack of supply . SOE President John Smedley made two encouraging Tweets:
"More units of DCUO are otw [on the way] to retail. The game is sold out in a lot of stores. Sorry. More coming asap"
"We are hitting very high usage on our servers and are working on adding capacity. Sorry for any short downtime while we are doing that."
So yeah, it's selling and people are playing; enough people to force SOE to start enhancing the server capacity. Remember, they were hoping for a big response to the game because apparently, the budget was very, very large…as in, $50 million large. Therefore, if they say the title is performing above expectations, it must be doing quite well in the market.
So, are you planning to be part of the MMO crowd on the PS3? Do you have an interest in being a superhero amidst other superheroes?
Related Game(s): DC Universe Online