MultiVersus returns on May 28, after nearly a year’s hiatus

Posted on March 12, 2024

The Warner Bros. free-to-play platform fighter MultiVersus will return with a new engine, new stages, and a new PvE Mode on May 28 on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.

Developer Player First Games says it has rebuilt the game to improve the netcode and with a move to Unreal Engine 5, improved visuals. Concept art for new stages based on The PowerPuff Girls and Dexter’s Laboratory was also shown in a new development update video released on YouTube.

This latest news comes after MultiVersus officially shut down in June 2023, it was considered in open beta for the year prior, having multiple seasons, new characters, and stages. However, some players expressed their frustrations after spending real money on Battle Passes and microtransactions. In the time since, players have only had access to the training mode and local matches.

The game features characters from Warner Bros. properties such as Batman and Wonder Woman from DC, Shaggy and Velma from Scooby Doo, Finn the Human and Jake the Dog from Adventure Time, Bugs Bunny from the Looney Toons, Tom & Jerry, Rick and Morty, and even Lebron James from Space Jam 2 and Ayra Stark from Game of Thrones. New characters and “some really exciting, brand-new personalities” will be added to the game, but no word on which Warner Bros.-owned Characters will make an appearance.

The game’s open beta became the most successful Warner Bros. game at the time, and Steam’s most successful fighting game with 20 million players in September 2022. We checked it out at the time to write up a preview where we praised the game’s promise and potential.

Just last week, Warner Bros. Discovery announced they will be pivoting towards live service games even after Single Player game Hogwarts Legacy was their biggest-selling game in 2023 and the Live Service game Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League had fallen short of their expectations. You can read more about that, and Warner Bros. delisting games, here.