Console and PC MMO the Agency is still in development, and is currently scheduled for release on both PS3 and PC in the latter half of 2011, Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley has stated.
There was a moment in time in our company where we looked at our own stuff with a clear eye and saw we have to do better,” he told Kotaku.
DC Universe was held for a year-and-a-half from when we wanted to launch it and now I'm very happy with it.”
Smedley went on to explain that the boundary between what we traditionally consider to be an MMO and a plain online title is blurring, citing the levelling up systems employed by the likes of Call of Duty: Black Ops.
I think the lines for what you call a massively multiplayer online game are being blurred,” he added.
Now an MMO just needs to be a game where a large number of people can interact. It doesn't mean it needs a subscription or to have micro transactions.”