DC Universe delayed until early 2011

Beta access begins next week.

Sony Online Entertainment has announced that DC Universe Online, its superhero MMO for PC and PS3, has been delayed until "early 2011". However, the beta starts next week.

The game was given a 2nd November date back in July.

"SOE is dedicated to delivering the highest quality game experiences possible," said SOE boss John Smedley. "As the game heads into external beta testing, this extra time will allow us to address community feedback in a meaningful way. When we get deeper into external beta, we'll be able to share more information regarding the new launch date."

Smedley calls the game "the first MMO on PlayStation 3", although as Kotaku points out, it's now in a race with Final Fantasy XIV to claim that title – Square Enix's game launches on PS3 in March.

Beta invites for DCUO will be sent out "on a priority basis starting as early as next week". North American players who pre-order before 15th November are guaranteed beta access by 30th November.

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