DC Universe Online servers being merged

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Sony Online Entertainment has announced that it will merge its DC Universe Online servers later this month, slimming its count crop to just four servers in total.

DCUO players on servers located in the United States will be merged into two separate servers, one each for the PC and PS3 versions of the game. Users connecting to European servers will see an identical shift to the two-server setup. In the announcement, SOE called the servers "super servers," pointing to the possibility of new accounts or a delicious play on words based on the server's contents.

Multiplatform play between the PC and PS3 versions of the game is still not planned.

Though DC Universe Online was quoted by John Smedley as being Sony Online Entertainment's "fastest selling game ever," the game has seen low server populations, which necessitated the merger.

"This will allow for more opportunities to queue and participate in other group-related game mechanics. We are hoping to get this on our PC Test Server to start testing, again, sometime in the next month and then will tune it up for the PS3 platform as well," SOE explained in an announcement spotted by MMORPG.com.

DC Universe Online launched for the PC and PS3 in January. More details on the merger are expected in the coming weeks on the game's official site; however, due to the PSN outages and SOE's own complications, the site is down.

SOE has also announced that, due to attacks, it has lost 12,700 non-US credit card numbers and have had approximately 24.6 million accounts compromised.

Sony has promised to "make good" with players of the game's PS3 version due to the PSN outage. Presumably, today's news of the entire SOE service being shut down means PC players will get similar reimbursement.