DC Universe Online to Release Nov. 2

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At Comic-Con yesterday, after showing that epic six-minute trailer setting up the game's story, the eminent artist and writer Jim Lee said that DC Universe Online will launch on Nov. 2.

Furthermore, playing the console MMO will not require a PlayStation Plus subscription. There hadn't been any suggestion that it would, but the assurance brought applause anyway, as an MMO is a bit of a different thing compared with the standard multiplayer that's free on PSN.

On another interesting note game director Chris Cao addressed the potential of created heroes joining the Green Lantern Corps in game. Cao mentioned the developers did not want to have thousands of Green Lanterns roaming the landscape, but coyly referred to the Corps being "a very special thing," and the possibility of cross promotions with the Green Lantern film coming out next year.

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"The develoeprs did not want thousands of Green Lanters roaming the landscape"

Because thousands of Superheroes roaming around, tossing cars at each other and firing lasers at each other, that's okay, but god-forbid we allow players to explore an aspect of the universe that they would enjoy immensely. No, no, that'd just be silly. You know, kind of like how every character will get team-up sequences with various iconic characters such as the Joker and Bat...huh. A thousand superheros and they've all met Batman.

Sounds kind of... well, silly.

(Yeah yeah I know 'but it could be an expansion!' I will bitterly whine until a promise is made, damn it).