It took a while, but DC Universe is finally going to be available on gaming consoles. The DC Entertainment streaming service is launching on Xbox One–PlayStation 4 has yet to be announced–and the timing couldn’t be better. The first season of Doom Patrol is wrapping up, and the live-action Swamp Thing series is coming in May.
In a press release, DC Digital Services senior vice president and general manager said, “Since we launched DC Universe last fall we’ve been on a mission to expand our reach on new platforms. Fans asked for access to the ultimate DC membership on their Xbox One consoles and we are excited to deliver DC Universe to them starting next week.”
As it stands, there’s already a bunch of content on the service for die-hard DC fans to watch, including original programming–the aforementioned Doom Patrol, Titans, and Young Justice: Outsiders. There’s also a selection of live-action and animated movies, certain DC TV shows–like the first season of Krypton–and the original Wonder Woman TV show.
Of course, there are also some things on the service that aren’t as great. If you’ve never seen the pilot for the failed Aquaman TV show starring Justin Hartley (This Is Us), it really is something to behold.
Truthfully, though, what’s most likely to draw any DC Comics fan to the service is what’s still to come. The Swamp Thing adaptation will be a horror series, while the upcoming live-action Stargirl show, based on what little we’ve seen, will have a very different tone. When combined with the ultra-violent Titans and the super weird Doom Patrol, it’s clear DC Entertainment is trying a little bit of everything.
You can get a free seven day trial of DC Universe through its website. After that, the service costs $7.99 each month. And for those comic book fans that need to watch everything, Disney is also launching its own streaming service, complete with Marvel Studios programming. You can check out our detailed breakdown of Disney+ for the details.