MULTIVERSUS: Warner Bros. Games Announces May 28 Launch

WB Games and Player First Games have announced the official launch of MultiVersus!
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After its beta came to a surprise end last June, MultiVersus—the free-to-play platform fighter from Warner Bros. Games—is making a triumphant return later this year. Warner Bros. Games and Player First Games have announced the fighting game will officially launch on May 28, 2024, with everyone’s favorite characters from Warner Bros.’ iconic franchises returning. 

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The game will be available as a free downloadable title for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 consoles, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and Windows PC (via Steam and Epic Games Games Store). Additionally, the full launch will have full cross-play and cross-progression support. The developers also released a new official Developer Update video, showcasing the journey to the game’s upcoming launch, which you can view below:

MultiVersus Return Features Tons of Content

Player First Games released an official developer update today detailing the return of the platform fighter. The sneak peek at the official launch comes with vast upgrades, with the development team listening to and implementing player feedback from the beta. 

The most significant change comes in the form of the game’s engine, with MultiVersus switching to Unreal Engine 5 for its official launch. This update will improve the game’s overall visuals and character lighting. When you boot up MultiVersus this May, everything from the stages and characters to Shaggy’s sandwiches and Batman’s batarangs will look better. 


MultiVersus’s overall performance also gets a welcome boost, with Player First Games rebuilding the game from the ground up to support their new netcode. This change aims to provide players worldwide with more consistent and accurate online play regardless of platform. 

Of course, the massive roster of beloved characters from the beta is also returning. The launch will feature characters from franchises like DC Comics, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, and Game of Thrones. However, they won’t be alone, as Player First Games promises “exciting, brand new personalities” will be added to the roster along with new stages. Each character will have new attacks and combat mechanics as the developers strive to put more skill expression in players’ hands. 

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The official launch will also add a new PvE game mode, introducing a new way to play MultiVersus and earn unique rewards. MultiVersus returns to Xbox, PlayStation, and PC on May 28, 2024, with full cross-play and cross-progression support.

About MultiVersus

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Release Date: May 28, 2024
Developer: Player First Games
Publisher: Warner Bros. Games
Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PC (Steam & Epic Games Store)
Genre: Fighting, Free to Play

About: Developed by Player First Games, MultiVersus features a strong emphasis on online cooperative gameplay that is complemented by an ever-expanding roster of popular characters based on Warner Bros. Discovery franchises, including Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, and Black Adam (DC); Shaggy and Velma (Scooby-Doo); Bugs Bunny, Tasmanian Devil a.k.a. Taz, and Marvin the Martian (Looney Tunes); Arya Stark (Game of Thrones); Tom & Jerry (Tom and Jerry); Finn the Human and Jake the Dog (Adventure Time); Steven Universe and Garnet (Steven Universe); Iron Giant (The Iron Giant), LeBron James (Space Jam: A New Legacy); Rick Sanchez and Morty Smith (Rick and Morty); Gizmo and Stripe (Gremlins); and an extraordinary original creature named Reindog.

Are you excited for the return of MultiVersus? Did you play the open beta? What characters would you like to see added to the roster? Let us know on social media, and keep following The Illuminerdi for more content like this.

SOURCE: Player First Games

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