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MultiVersus Closing, Reopening in 2024

MultiVersus Closing, Reopening in 2024

MultiVersus, the free-to-play Super Smash Bros. style fighting game starring an all-star cast of Warner Bros. characters, will be pulled from storefronts next month. The game’s online modes will become unplayable as developer Player First Games plans for a relaunch early next year.

In a developer blog post, Player First Games CEO Tony Huynh explains that since MultiVersus launched in open beta last July, players have offered lots of feedback. The studio feels that the only way to properly implement improvements based on these fan requests is to shut the game down temporarily.

We know there’s still a lot of work to do. As a result, we have a clearer view of what we need to focus on, specifically the content cadence of new characters, maps and modes to give you more ways to enjoy the game, updated netcode and more matchmaking improvements. We’ll also be reworking the progression system based on your feedback and looking at new ways for you to connect with your friends in the game.

- Tony Huynh, CEO, Player First Games

MultiVersus is getting pulled from online stores on the 4th of April. While new players won’t be able to download it, those who already have it in their libraries can reinstall it after that date. On the 25th of June, the game’s online servers will be shut down, and any associated features. After that, players will only have limited access to offline modes such as the training room and local matches.

Purchased in-game content, such as characters, items, battle pass tokens, and unused currency, will carry over when MultiVersus returns in early 2024. The Season 2 battle pass will also be extended through the 25th of June. Daily missions will continue to be added, but the weekly seasonal milestones will no longer refresh after the 31st of March. As the FAQ states, those seeking refunds will have to take it up with their chosen storefront, “This announcement does not change any current refund policies or terms offered by the storefront(s) from which Founder’s Packs or Gleamium bundles were purchased.”

MultiVersus arrived last Summer, and despite its vague open beta status, the game received two seasons of paid content. Several characters have been added to the roster, the last of which was Marvin the Martian. However, communication and support dried up after Season 2 launched in November, which had left many fans unhappy over the lack of meaningful updates. Its online player count also took a substantial hit recently, currently sitting at less than 600 players.

So here's to a full year without a MultiVersus game. At least until 2024, that is... 

Jon Wilson

Jon Wilson

Staff Writer

Lover of dogs, video games, and Fall.

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