Name Validation As many of you have noticed, name validation after today's maintenance is now per region, meaning US PS and US PC share what names are available (and EU PC and EU PS). This means that a name taken on one server is also taken on the other. We do want to apologize for the lack of messaging ahead of time on this point. We did not appropriately consider how this information would impact your expectations and behavior with regard to name reclaim, and realize it does make it quite difficult to assess whether or not the name you want is available in-game. That said, why did we make this change? Cross Play The answer is Cross Play. Cross Play would allow PC, PS3, and PS4 players to play together, just as PS3 and PS4 players do now, per region. The benefits are many, from decreased queue times (which we expect to greatly improve the game on the villain side) to a greater, more unified community. No more friends separated by platform. No more disappointment when you meet a DCUO player online but can't play with them. If they're on the same continent, you can. Cross Play has been a major request across our communities from the very beginning, and one we're hopeful we can deliver on in the future. In the past, Cross Play has not been possible for several reasons, some technical. But, with further improvements to our server architecture, the technical limitations have been mostly eliminated, and we believe there is a good chance Cross Play will be a reality in the future. Looking forward to this possibility, we did not want players to see names so happily acquired today, even purchased with Rename Tokens, be modified or lost again in the future. For this reason, in preparation for Cross Play, name validation is shared per region. Again, we regret that this was not messaged better or sooner, and will endeavor to do so in the future. As it stands, millions of names have been reclaimed and made available, and we wish you good luck in finding the ones that work best for you.