Warner Bros. Games and Player First Games have announced that their 2D fighter, MultiVersus, has achieved over 20 million players worldwide. This number originates from the open beta that started on July 26, 2022.
David Haddad, president of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, provided the following statement in an interview with entertainment outlet GamesBeat:
“We had a fantastic first half of the year, really driven by the results of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. And we’re so excited to get off to such a great start in the second half with MultiVersus. For us, MultiVersus is such an important critical step into that free-to-play, high-definition gaming category that we believe we can really do something meaningful in, in this case with a collection of our IP, and building a game from scratch that’s designed for live services and cross platform. And we’re thrilled to see by the 20 million that fans are really responding to it.”
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This title is free-to-play and features characters from several Warner Bros IPs duking it out in 2D combative goodness. Cooperation and teamwork are at the forefront of the gameplay experience.
For instance, each character’s moveset complements the philosophy of teamwork with examples including Batman’s smoke bomb to inhibit the opposing team’s movement capabilities, Steven from Steven Universe emitting protective shields, and Bugs Bunny creating tunnels to create easier team travel across the stage.
The playable cast is fully voiced, with recognizable actors like Kevin Conroy expressing Batman. Cross-Play and Cross-Progression are supported across every platform alongside several social features like Guilds to enhance the general competitive desire. Leaderboards will also be added down the line.
Gameplay quality is a primary focus, with dedicated servers and rollback netcode for online play. Further, more content will be continually added, like new characters and skins.
MultiVersus is available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in 2022.
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