MultiVersus Going Offline Full Launch 2024 Beta
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MultiVersus Relaunches in May – Shifts to Unreal Engine 5

After teasing an announcement on social media, developer Player First Games has finally revealed that its free-to-play brawler MultiVersus will relaunch on 28 May 2024. Additionally, the game has been overhauled in Unreal Engine 5 while the net code has been fully built from the ground-up.

MultiVersus game director Tony Hyunh recently spoke in a developer update video breaking down some of the new features we can expect in the big relaunch for the fighter. Chief among them is a new PvE mode that will offer “additional ways to play with unique rewards” for those who want to tackle some single-player content. The developer also revealed that it had shifted to Unreal Engine 5 so the game will most certainly look better.

Several existing characters in the game will now have “new attacks and combat mechanics” as well. More importantly, Hyunh also teased the arrival of new characters, saying players can expect “some really exciting brand new personalities”, though no further information was given on who they might be. It’s also unknown if the new faces will be included in the relaunch or arrive in future updates.

MultiVersus initially launched in 2022 in beta form, giving players a taste of its gameplay that’s heavily inspired by Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series.Players could pick from an assortment of characters owned by Warner Bros. including Shaggy and Velma from Scooby-Doo, Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, The Iron Giant, Harley Quinn, Arya Stark from Game of Thrones and many others. The game was pulled from beta back in June 2023 in preparation for its full launch this year.

Despite only being in beta form, MultiVersus still scored highly with many critics and fans. It even won Best Fighting Game at The Game Awards in 2022.

MultiVersus relaunches on 28 May 2024 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Source: Player First Games

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