DC Universe Xbox One, PS4, Switch: Streaming App Comes to 1 Gaming Console
If you’ve been holding out on DC Universe because it’s not available on your gaming console of choice, your wait may be over. The streaming service tailored for DC faithful will finally be available to gamers when the DC Universe app is made available for Xbox One later this month.
On Monday, Warner Bros. and DC announced DC Universe is coming to its first video game console, Microsoft’s Xbox One, later this month. The press release also teased it could be available “as soon as today.” Subscribers to Xbox Live should probably check the Xbox marketplace when they get home.
The app, priced at $7.99 a month, gives fans access to a wide swath of the DC Comics archive, plus some really, really good original shows. Xbox One is the first video game console that the app is being made available for after launching for desktops, smart devices, and set-top boxes like Roku in September 2018.
It is unknown right now if DC Universe will expand to other consoles, such as PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch, in the future.
At New York Comic Con 2018, DC Co-Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee told Inverse that DC intends for the app to become available “everywhere” over time. That included game consoles.
“I can’t speculate on what platforms it’s gonna be,” Lee told Inverse, “But at the end of the day we want to be everywhere the fans expect us to be.”
In addition to existing films and TV shows based on DC characters, ranging from the hit Batman and Superman movies, the Emmy-winning Batman: The Animated Series, and live-action dramas like Lois and Clark and Wonder Woman, DC Universe is the home platform for a handful of exclusive shows.
Titans, an adult-oriented adaptation of the Teen Titans, was a launch series for the streaming service. Doom Patrol, a spin-off of Titans, premiered earlier this year to glowing reviews. The app will host even more original shows in the future, including Swamp Thing, Stargrirl, and the animated series Harley Quinn.
What you won’t find on DC Universe are the films from the DC Extended Universe, including Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Aquaman, nor the Arrowverse franchise airing on The CW (Arrow, The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Supergirl). Gotham, a Batman prequel series on FOX set to air its final season this year, is also not available on DC Universe. And neither is Smallville, the hit WB/CW series that told Superman’s origins as a teenager in Kansas.