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After releasing on PS3 back in 2011 under the then named Sony Online Entertainment, Daybreak Game Company has announced recently that DC Universe Online is shutting down for the PlayStation 3. You'll want to get in as much game time as possible before the server's plug is pulled.

On the official DC Universe Online website, Daybreak announced that the PS3 version of the game will be shutting down on January 31st, 2018. The shut down will affect all DLC purchases, game information, character data, subscriptions, and player information. The post, however, offers a rather simple solution: transfer your player data.

For people who own a PlayStation 4 or who may have plans on owning a PlayStation 4, you'll be able to transfer your character data from PS3 to PS4 by logging into DC Universe Online through PSN on the PS4. Once you log into the game on the PS4 all your data will be transferred over and you don't have to do anything else.

You will be able to play the game on PS3 up until January 31st, 2018, but Daybreak decided to give gamers a heads-up early so that there would be plenty of time to get the word out and make the switch.

The company will be focusing entirely on the newer generation platforms from here on out, and that means leaving behind Sony's PlayStation 3.

Over the last six years the developers have been adding a ton of content to the game, expanding the story, increasing the various powers and abilities, and including more premium-based adventures for players, whether they're playing as heroes or villains.

One of the most recent updates to the game has been the addition of Artifacts from Constantine's universe. In fact, the Artifacts are acquired by taking on missions from John Constantine, where you'll venture around the game world, collecting the rare relics and upgrading them over time. They're designed for player-characters level 20 or higher.

One of the other ways to keep the game interesting and entertaining has been to see players traveling across the different Earth dimensions, meeting the alternate heroes and villains from those realms, and taking on all new quests to save the world.

The game itself centers around allowing players to create their very own character and partake a series of missions where they'll either help the popular DC Universe heroes or the villains. During its launch it was competing with other games like City of Heroes and Champions Online. These days the MMO superhero genre has faded, and the fact that DC Universe Online will be shutting down on the PS3, further shows that the superhero bubble isn't quite as prominent in the video game space as it once was.

Of course, with Daybreak being able to focus solely on the higher-end systems, it could mean that we could be seeing bigger and more original content without the PS3 being a restriction that holds back the developers. However, we'll see if that turns out to be true after January 31st gets here and Daybreak begins detailing the next generation of content for DC Universe Online.

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