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Warner Bros. Games Announces Smash-like MultiVersus, Free-to-Play Model With Server-based Rollback Netcode & Cross-Play Confirmed


As you can gather from the recent wave of positivity towards Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with the addition of Kingdom Hearts’ Sora, the game received what many fans are very welcomed for the last addition to the game. However, this marks the conclusion of the post-launch campaign for the 2018 title officially. Despite that, Gamemill Entertainment last month delivered Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.

An answer to the void for users anticipating new fresh possibilities for the platform brawler genre with Smash Bros. Ultimate now done. “Those looking for a fun experience will likely find it here,” our review for the game goes on to share. However, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is looking to compete as well in a string of leaks previously. More interesting is the claims told NetherRealm Studios is to be helming the unannounced endeavor.

On Thursday, Warner Bros. Games revealed the MultiVersus. As the claims told, the new game is a free-to-play experience and will feature a myriad of Warner Bros. characters. However, Players First Games is working on the project. You can watch the first look trailer in the video below:

“MultiVersus is a dream project for our team at Player First Games, and we’re excited to officially reveal the game,” Player First Games co-founder Tony Huynh shared in a press release transcribed by Gematsu. “We’ve built MultiVersus from the ground up to be a cooperative, social game that embraces teamwork and strategy. We’re also focused on providing first class online gameplay through dedicated server-based rollback netcode so that friends and rivals can enjoy a seamless competitive experience as they duke it out with our diverse roster of characters.”

Warner Bros. Games president David Haddad adds, “With MultiVersus we are creating a distinct competitive game that allows us to combine a deep roster of celebrated Warner Media franchises for gamers to enjoy. We are partnering with the talented team at Player First Games to bring together a free-to-play, online platform fighter with a wealth of iconic characters that fans know and love, from Wonder Woman and Bugs Bunny to Shaggy and Arya from Game of Thrones.”

The new IP is promised to feature cross-play support as it tackles the evergrowing lineup of free-to-play projects. Additionally, DLC is to be administered in periodic doses as stated by Haddad. “This is just the beginning, as we are excited to support upcoming seasons and ongoing game content.” There is also a playtest planned which you can sign-up for by heading here.

Are you interested to see more of MultiVersus?

MultiVersus is said to launch in 2022 for XBox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

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