Released five years ago today on the PC and PlayStation 3, DC Universe Online is gearing up to invite Xbox One owners to dress up as their favourite superhero and make whooshing noises this autumn. DC Universe Online, the massively multiplayer online game that gives players the ability to fight side-by-side with characters from my second-favourite comic book publisher, was originally released by Sony Online Entertainment, which explains why it was only available for PC, PlayStation 3 and eventually PlayStation 4.
But Sony Online Entertainment is now Daybreak Game Studio, and there's no reason they shouldn't be getting some of that fat microtransaction cash from owners of Microsoft's console as well. It's kind of old, but it will be new to some of them.
The fifth anniversary also brings good news for PlayStation 4 and PC players that don't despise one another. Starting the week of January 25, PC and PlayStation 4 players will be able to play together via cross-play functionality. I tried adding four or five more instances or variants on the word "play" in there, but came up empty. Play, play, play, play, play.
Players can also expect fresh new content on a regular basis in 2016, including stuff based on the upcoming Legends of Tomorrow television series, water powers and much, much more. You can read all about that stuff here.
Let's see, Xbox One version, PC and PS4 cross-play, updates — that about covers it. All that's missing is a colourful anniversary infographic.
OK, we're clear. Carry on.