DC Universe Online’s Jack Emmert breaks down the “World of Flashpoint” episode

DC Universe Online is currently in the middle of a landmark year as the popular free-to-play MMORPG celebrates its tenth anniversary. After opening the significant occasion with an anniversary event, DCUO has now dived head first into Flashpoints world, a new event inspired by 2011 Flash point comic story. In this expansion, Thomas Wayne / Flashpoint Batman, Emperor Aquaman, Flashpoint Wonder Woman and more are desperately fighting in a falling world. Atlantis and Themyscira are at war. A violent Batman embraces his darker side and seeks revenge for his family while protecting one somehow even more dangerous Flashpoint Gotham City.

Not only is Flashpoints world the game’s 40th episode, but it also writes history as being the first to be available for free to play for any DCUO player. Those who enter the event have the opportunity to earn new gear based on Heatwave and Doomsday, as well as experience some alternative realities from the game’s universe.

In celebration of The world off Flash points success ComicBook.com chatted via email with Jack Emmert, CEO of the DCUO studio Dimensional Ink. We talked about the ongoing development of the game, the eye-catching elements of Flashpoints world, and what else is in store for the tenth anniversary celebration.

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ComicBook.com: Congratulations on the launch of the World of Flashpoint episode! How has the response been to it so far?

Jack Emmert: It’s been great! It’s nice to see that my personal comic favorite also resonates with the fans.

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What was the decision behind making Flash point episode free for everyone?

We will do DCUO has the largest community it can have – and one step towards that goal is to make our latest content free! Let everyone come and enjoy what we have made.

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In the comics, Flash point is an incredibly significant event, especially with regard to the overall DC Comics canon. How did you go about adapting the event to this episode while still fitting into the world that DCUO has established?

Fortunately, we have an amazing researcher as a narrative writer. She and the whole team worked tirelessly to absorb Flash point history and interpret it into our own history.

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Tangentially based on how the team grasped the idea of ​​the many realities and timelines in Flash point, while making it effective for every single player?

The key was to put players not only in Flash point the universe, but also slams with the mystery in it. How did this reality arise? Who is to blame? The hunt is on for Prof. Zoom, who must know what is happening!

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What can you tease about the gear around Heatwave and Doomsday?

We have a few versions of each – so you want to come in and grab them! And we plan to add more options, so stay tuned as we update the rewards.

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What surprised you most about developing this episode?

How cool does King’s Row Penitentiary look when he soars across the skies of Gotham!

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What are you most excited about watching fans discover with this episode?

Plastic Man’s guest appearance. Flash point has a pretty interesting bid on the character.

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What else can you tease about in terms of anniversary content the rest of the year?

As I have alluded to, our year is about a single story – a threat to the DC multiverse. Flash point and our anniversary was only the beginning (cue the ominous music).

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