DC Universe on Nintendo Switch? Jim Lee Hints at Possibilities
Fans of DC Comics now have a streaming service just for them. DC Universe, which launched in late September, will soon be the exclusive home to shows like Titans, Doom Patrol, and Harley Quinn. But will DC Universe ever be available on video game consoles like Nintendo Switch? DC co-publisher Jim Lee says it’s all dependent on the service’s “future possibilities.”
At New York Comic Con, when Inverse asked if DC Universe will ever be available on video game consoles (specifically naming Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch), DC co-publisher Jim Lee said DC aims to bring DC Universe wherever fans want it to be.
“I can’t speculate on what platforms it’s gonna be,” Lee said, “But at the end of the day we want to be everywhere the fans expect us to be.”
It is, admittedly, too early in DC Universe’s infancy to expect its availability beyond smart devices and home entertainment streaming players like Roku. DC Universe officially went live for general consumers less than a month ago, on September 15. But even Lee says it’s “exciting” to think about the service’s future, which he says will evolve and change based on user feedback.
“We obviously just launched,” Lee says, “[but] we have big plans for the service. What’s exciting for me is that three years from now it’s already going to have evolved and changed based on feedback we get from our fans, and based on our business goals, too.”
Designed as an all-in-one experience of the DC brand, DC Universe gives users access to a growing library of DC comic books, DC television shows (including the Emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series), and DC films like Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy and Richard Donner’s Superman from 1978. DC Universe will also premiere exclusive original shows based on its vast intellectual properties.
“There is no finish line,” Lee says about DC Universe. “There is no point where we say we’re done with this. It’s gonna be ever evolving and give us better ways to engage with our fanbase. So I think it’s exciting to think about future possibilities.”
DC Universe is available now for $7.99 per month.