'DC Universe Online' Hits First Anniversary And Sony Wants To Celebrate

‘DC Universe Online’ Hits First Anniversary And Sony Wants To Celebrate

When DC Universe Online debuted last January, it became the first MMO available for the PlayStation 3. Sony Online Entertainment wants to celebrate the first anniversary of this hit game by providing a special mission and item in game today.

“We broke a lot of new ground with last year’s launch of DC Universe Online, both by successfully creating the first PS3™ MMO community and adding true action combat to the genre,” said Lorin Jameson, Executive Director of Development, Sony Online Entertainment. “The free-to-play transition at the end of last year is a proof point that our community is stronger and larger than ever. We are very proud of what we’ve accomplished thus far and look forward to continuously striving to improve the game.”

To celebrate the game’s one-year anniversary, players will receive a special one-of-a-kind One Year Anniversary Cape that features a number “1” on the back. The cape will be granted to players through their mission journal on January 11. The character must exist on the 11th to be eligible to receive the mission. However, players do not need to log in on the 11th; as long as the character exists on the 11th, players will receive the mission the next time they log in.

The game went free to play late last year and has been a hit among MMO fans and comic book fans a like. More on what the game has accomplished in it’s first year after the jump.

Since launch, DCUO has seen:

-More than 3.5 million Heroes, more than 2 million Villains

-More than 1.8 million registered players on PC, and more than 2.3 million registered players on PS3

-3.6 million days of playtime total by all players in-game

-More than 1,200 new NPC characters added since launch

-More than 200 new quests added since launch

-More than 2,500 new items added since launch

-More than 15 new zones added since launch

-More than 1,800 new encounters since launch

DC Universe Online is a large, diverse and exciting virtual world that has grown considerably since it’s launch. Here’s hoping it sees many more anniversaries!