MultiVersus is going offline for a relaunch in 2024
MultiVersus, the fighting game in the style of Super Smash Bros. Free-to-play, starring Warner Bros.’s all-star cast, will be removed from the storefront next month. The game’s online modes will then be unplayable as developer Player First Games plans to relaunch it early next year.
in one developer blog post, Player First Games CEO Tony Huynh explains that since MultiVersus launched in open beta (yes, open beta) last July, players have given a lot of feedback. The studio felt that the only way to properly make improvements based on these fan requests was to temporarily close the game. Huynh wrote,
“We know there is still a lot of work to be done. As a result, we have a clearer view of what we need to focus on, namely the content pacing of new characters, maps and modes to give you more ways to enjoy. game, along with updated network codes and more matchmaking improvements. We’ll also rework the progression system based on your feedback and look at new ways for you to connect with your friends in the game.”
As a result, MultiVersus will be removed from the online stores on April 4. Although new players will not be able to download it, those who already have it in their library will still be able to reinstall it after the date. there. On June 25, the game’s online servers will be down along with all related features. After that, players will only have limited access to offline modes such as training rooms and local matches.
Purchased in-game content, such as characters, items, battle tokens, and unused currency, will be carried over when MultiVersus returns in early 2024. Battle Passing Season 2 also Will be extended until June 25. Daily quests will continue to be added, but weekly seasonal milestones will no longer be refreshed after March 31. Those who want refunds will have to accept them. their chosen storefront, like a Frequently asked questions states, “This notice does not change any of the current refund policies or terms offered by the storefront(s) where the Founder’s Pack or Gleamium Pack was purchased.”
MultiVersus arrived last summer, and despite its ambiguous open beta status (label not specified in the game’s store description), the game received two seasons of paid content. Several characters have been added to the roster, the last being Marvin the Martian. However, communication and support dried up after Part 2 coming out in November, much to the displeasure of many fans for the lack of meaningful updates. The game’s online player count has also increased significantly in recent weeks, currently at less than 600 players. You can read our review of the game’s open beta This.
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