MultiVersus Early Access Closing in June, Full Release Window Confirmed
Warner Bros. Games and Player First Games have announced that MultiVersus will be ending early access on June 25th, with the aim of releasing the full game in early 2024. blog post On Monday, we would like to thank players for participating in the MultiVersus open beta, calling it a “stepping stone” to the next phase of MultiVersus.
Tony Huynh, co-founder and game director of Player First Games, said: “Our open beta has been an important learning opportunity for us and a stepping stone to the next phase of MultiVersus.”
To that end, Huynh explained the future of MultiVersus, which Player First Games is gearing up for an official post-beta release next year. Some plans for the game include new characters, maps, modes, and improvements to matchmaking “content his cadence”, overhauling the game’s progression system, and new ways for players to connect with other players online. Includes discoveries. Player First Games also wants to update the game’s netcode.
MultiVersus will no longer receive updates after going offline in June. However, players will still have offline access to the Training Room (aka The Lab), Local Matches, Characters, and Cosmetics. The only caveat is that you will not be able to get refunds for purchases made during the game’s downtime, including the Founder’s packs and his Gleamium bundles.
This update comes over a month after we saw a 99% drop in activity on the PC version of MultiVersus. It’s a steep drop from the activity of its successful summer debut. The player decline boils down to sporadic content drops, or lack thereof, as the game hasn’t had any new updates since January.
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