"The fact that this is our fifth major downloadable content pack
showcases our commitment to expanding the immersive player experience
through regular content updates," said Jens Andersen, creative director
on DC Universe Online. "Hand of Fate is unlike
anything we've offered to date. From the very beginning, it was designed
to draw players back out to our massive open-world cities and allow
them to experience them in new, unexpected ways. We are pleased with
what we have come up with and can't wait to hear what the players
Hand of Fate provides players with hours of new adventures and content:
Legendary members can now access DCUO's Hand of Fate DLC pack for free. Hand of Fate
is also available for $9.99 USD to Free and Premium players via the
PlayStation®Network, the in-game Marketplace, or for PC players via the
I'd like to invite you to exciting Las
Vegas, Nevada next month for SOE Live. In case you're not familiar with
it, SOE Live is a celebration of all SOE games and players. It's
designed to bring gamers and developers together for four days of talks,
tournaments, and fun. It's the one gaming event that I've always wanted
to go to but haven't been able to. When I was a programmer at SOE from
2000 to 2003 I always wanted to go to Fan Faire (the precursor to SOE
Live), but could never make it. So, in some ways, this is a dream come
true for me.
Legends PvP Tournament
the first time ever, we're setting up a tournament with a cash payout
for the winners. The first-place team will take home $3000. In all,
there will be three winning teams. We're setting up a special 2 versus 2
Legends PvP map and will have our players battle it out in a
single-elimination tournament. It will all come down to a Gold Medal and
Bronze Medal game to decide the outcome. I'm especially excited about
this event, since I'd ultimately like to see Legends PvP become a viable
tournament (e-sport) game. So, practice over the next few weeks. It
could really pay off.
The Next Big Thing
topic I'm most looking forward to discussing at SOE Live is what I'm
calling The Next Big Thing. In this session, we'll discuss our plans
after DLC 5, The Hand of Fate. I can't really say more just yet, but I
can't wait to get feedback from DC fans on our next major feature.
how vocal and inventive our forums are, I'm willing to bet that there
are more than a few DCUO fans that would like to get behind the mic and
moderate a panel discussion. For the first time, we've set aside a room
so our players can devise and host their own panels. Sessions can be
group or solo, a panel of up to four people.
kick things off, here a few ideas that could make for interesting
Player Panels (not that I'm saying these should be the topics we go
Other Developer Panels
course there will be other panels where our players will have a chance
to interface with the DCUO development team and talk about the things
that most interest them - PvP, Combat/Powers, iconic locations in the DC
Universe, really whatever makes sense and interests our players.
I hope to see as many of you there as can make it to Vegas October 18-21. Happy gaming!