Multiversus is shutting down its Early Access Open Beta in a few months to make way for further development leading to its full launch in 2024.
Developed by Player First Games and Warner Bros. Games, MultiVersus is a crossover fighting game that pits characters from various Warner Bros. franchises against each other. Similar to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. titles, MultiVersus has a cartoony and light-hearted tone compared to other fighting games such as Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat.
The announcement of the MultiVersus Open Beta shut down was posted on the game’s official website and shared on social media.
MVPs, thank you for the support during Open Beta! The feedback and inspiration has been amazing. Open Beta will close on June 25 as we prepare for full launch in early 2024. #MultiVersus will be back better than ever with new content, features, modes & more when we return. pic.twitter.com/6NOCMRDBrp
— MultiVersus (@multiversus) March 27, 2023
On the blog post, Player First Games co-founder and CEO Tony Huynh announced the open beta shutdown and thanked players:
We’ve been excited to see the interest and enthusiasm from the community and your feedback has been invaluable. We continue to be humbled by the awards the game has received and excited to see the enjoyment that MultiVersus has brought to players.
Throughout our Open Beta, we’ve been working hard to build the best gameplay experience, and we appreciate all of the inspiration you’ve given us. Our Open Beta has been an important learning opportunity for us and a stepping stone to the next phase of MultiVersus.
Huynh continued by breaking down the reasons for closing the open beta of MultiVersus and that they will study the feedback they received from Season 1 and Season 2 and use it to improve the game's content in the future:
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, along with 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.
To do this the right way, we will be closing the MultiVersus Open Beta on June 25, 2023. As part of this process, we’ll be pausing updates and taking the game offline as we prepare for the launch of MultiVersus, which we are targeting for early 2024.
Huynh added that the current players will be unable to access the online modes and features. However, there will be a limited access to the training room (aka The Lab) and local matches. Characters and cosmetic items will also be accessible for these latter modes.
The CEO also assured players that all their progress and unlocked content will be carried over when the game returns sometime next year. Plus, additional toons will be revealed as the full release approaches. So expect more new challengers joining the Justice League, Adventure Time, the Scooby Gang, Rick and Morty, Steven Universe, and Game of Thrones when MultiVersus launches in 2024.
MultiVersus will remain available for download and installation until April 4, 2023 and remain playable on the Sony Playstation 4, Playstation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Steam, and the Epic Store.