DC Universe Online Gets An August 6 Release Date For The Switch

No cross-saves or cross-play features on release, though.
DC Universe Online is all set for a Nintendo Switch release coming this summer.
DC Universe Online is all set for a Nintendo Switch release coming this summer. Daybreak Games

The superhero MMORPG DC Universe Online will be coming soon to the Nintendo Switch, developer Daybreak Games announced during this year's San Diego Comic-Con.

DC Universe Online has been around since November 2011 when it was launched for the PlayStation 3 and PC. Afterwards, it saw a release for the PlayStation 4 in 2013 followed by Xbox One in 2016. There is no denying that DC Universe Online is a pretty old game, but it still has a very robust following backed by more than 100 updates and patches the game rolled out since its birth from eight years ago.

DC Universe Online immerses players in an MMORPG set in the popular DC Comics Universe. Choosing from either the faction of Heroes or Villains, create and customize your own character and wield legendary powers as you go to war with iconic characters such as Batman, Superman, Lex Luthor, and The Joker. Travel the darkened streets of Gotham City, the futuristic Metropolis, and the mystical Themyscira, to name a few legendary locations.

The Nintendo Switch version of DC Universe Online will come out on August 6, 2019. It will remain a free to play title, but it comes with a few caveats which may be deal breakers for some. First off, there is no cross play for the Nintendo Switch version, meaning you’ll only be playing with people also playing on the Switch. Also, if you’ve already been playing on other platforms and want to try out the experience on the Nintendo Switch, you have to start from scratch as there is no way to transfer accounts from one platform to another. However, a statement made by Daybreak Games alludes to a possibility of cross play in the future.

"It's very important to me that all of our communities stay the same and up to speed," Leah Bowers, Executive Producer on DC Universe Online said during the announcement. "I didn't want the Switch to be in a book all to itself; I wanted the other communities to benefit from the improvements that we were making and vice versa."

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