If you had forgotten that Smash Bros.-like Warner Bros. platform brawler MultVersus was still in open beta, nobody would blame you, but that beta is coming to an end this June. It’s not going to be launching in June, though. Instead, Player First Games will be implementing the data collected to polish the game and prepare it for a full launch in early 2024, meaning it will be offline for at least six months after the beta ends.
Player First Games announced the details of MultiVersus’ upcoming hiatus on the game’s Twitter, alongside an FAQ webpage explaining the situation. The open beta is set to close on June 25, 2023, after which online elements of the game will be unavailable until the game launches in full. The full release is expected to happen in early 2024. Leading up to the beta close, updates will be paused and on April 4, MultiVersus will become unavailable for new downloads on digital store fronts.
The FAQ goes on to share some further details about what’s planned during MultiVersus' downtime:
While online modes and matchmaking will be unavailable, players will still be able to enjoy MultiVersus offline. The training room and local matches will be available along with all of the characters and cosmetics players have on their account. MultiVersus came in with a bang when its open beta launched in 2022. It managed to secure Shacknews Best Fighting Game of 2022, though player progression has always been a bit of an issue.
Nonetheless, it seems we’re looking at quite the hiatus from MultiVersus as WB Games and Player First Games prepare for a launch. As we await further details, stay tuned for more MultiVersus coverage here at Shacknews.