DC Universe Online Home Turf DLC to roll out housing feature in early 2013
DC Universe Online heroes and villains can build lairs and hideouts beginning “early 2013” when the Home Turf DLC is released.
“Home Turf will introduce customizable housing for the first time to the popular massively multiplayer online (MMO) game, providing players with a base of operations, and all-new customizable backdrops for super-charged combat,” said developer SOE in a release.
“Home Turf is going to be our biggest DLC Pack to date, and add a completely new dimension to the game,” said Larry Liberty, executive producer for the superhero online rpg. “The level of depth that we’re adding to the new housing system will really let DC Universe Online players live out their heroic or villainous fantasies like never before.”
SOE said that there will be “a variety” of themes when the housing feature launches, with “hundreds” of unique furnishing items, conveniences and amenities to fill out the space. Design inspiration has come from the most iconic comic book hangouts such as the Hall of Doom and Arkham Asylum.
These lairs will not only look spectacular, but will also be functional. Players can challenge each other in one-on-one PvP matches in their custom homes, confirmed SOE.
“A secret lair or hideout is essential to any hero or villain, but it’s more than just a place to hang their capes. It helps complete their identity and gives them a place to train, recharge, store weapons and plan their attack strategy,” said Jens Andersen, creative director of DCUO. “However, no hero or villain’s lair is safe from invasions by their enemies, and for that reason, we have introduced a new combat dimension to player housing.
Along with player housing, the Home Turf update will also offer new missions and boss fights at four iconic locations: Stryker’s Island, Arkham Asylum, Steelworks and Ace Chemicals. Each location will offer players 10 missions to complete for ‘Marks of Triumph,’ which they can use to upgrade their lair and unlock its full potential and benefits in the free online rpg.