Today, Sony Online Entertainment announced a partnership with the AsiaSoft Corporation, a large publishing house in the region, to bring the superhero MMO, DC Universe Online, to eight countries in the eastern hemisphere: Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia and the Phillipines.
Not only will DCUO be coming to the countries already named, but plans to extend access to the game even further across the continent were hinted at in the official press release along with info about the support features:
The international partnership grants AsiaSoft exclusive PC publishing rights for DC Universe Online in multiple Asian territories and ensures dedicated servers, local customer support and payment gateways will be provided for the game. Utilizing a free-to-play model, DC Universe Online players are granted basic access to the game free of charge so they can choose to play in a way that suits them best. DC Universe Online will be available on the PC in Asia later this year.
“Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and the entire roster of DC Entertainment heroes and villains are among the most recognizable icons in the world. By bringing DC Universe Online to southeast Asia, more people than ever will be able to gear-up and fight alongside their favorite characters,” said Louis Figueroa, Senior Vice President, Business Development, Sony Online Entertainment. “AsiaSoft will provide high quality player support ensuring the DCUO community continues to thrive throughout Asia and beyond.”
So no word on whether a PS3 or PS4 version will be coming as well, but stay tuned to Fate of the Game for more on this story as it develops.