Aug 18, 2009
DCU Online has been one of the more hotly anticipated new batch of MMOs. Taking cues from City of Heroes and the upcoming Champions Online, DC and Sony Online Entertainment have added the characters and storylines of DC Comics’ (publishers of Batman, Superman and the megahit, Green Lantern-centric “Blackest Night” summer event) to massive superheroic gameplay.
This week, our friends at MMORPG.com sat down with Marv Wolfman – a longtime comics scribe responsible for the critically acclaimed relaunch of the Teen Titans in the 1980s and the classic miniseries Crisis On Infinite Earths. Wolfman is handling writing duties for DCU Online, contributing to a story laid out by fellow superstar creators Jim Lee and Geoff Johns.
One of the things that Wolfman reveals about the structure of the upcoming game is that, while the game deals with comic book storylines current and classic are referenced in the game, the players are still important to advancing the plot of the game. “Since it is an MMO and players mean something,” Wolfman says, “your interaction in that story will change the story.”
To read more of Carolyn Koh’s interview with Wolfman, click over to MMORPG.com; while you’re there, enter their sweepstakes to win one of five LapWorks Gamer’s Desks.