SOE posted a cattle call for experienced game developers on their career site for “DC Universe Online“. According to the ad, they plan to have it run both on the PC and the PS3. Doing it on such different architectures is pretty tricky — Square-Enix tried porting their FFXI Online to the PC and what they got was a PC game that felt like a PS2 game (and was best played with a PS2 game controller at that).
Will SOE be able to pull off a fun game where PC players have a PC experience, and console players a console experience? Will they be able to develop it portably enough to also offer the game on the Macintosh and Linux? Will they go for a browser-based game and be everywhere?
I guess we’ll find out in a couple of years.
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