Bad news for MultiVersus fans today.
Player First Games has announced that the start of Season 1 has been delayed indefinitely. The cherry on top? The release of the much-hyped fighter Morty-of Rick & Morty reputation—is also delayed.
The game has seen quite a bit of success since its release, gaining a lot of momentum in its open beta phase. It is basically one Smash Bros clone that trades Nintendo characters for Warner Bros. characters. and DC like Superman, Shaggy and Arya Stark. Also Morty, someday.
Valve recently revealed that the game was the most played title on Steam Deck for the last week of July, reaching the top Stray, Elden Ring and No Man’s Sky.
While there is no exact release date for Season 1, the developer is extending the Pre-season Battle Pass until August 15th, so it doesn’t look like it will be long.
Some fans have expressed concern over the delay as it comes as Warner Bros. is in a period of turmoil and cost-cutting. Many HBO shows have been canceled or are likely to be canceled soon. The almost finished Bat girl The film has been completely canceled and won’t even make it to streaming, presumably so Warner Bros. can write off the loss.
All this comes as AT&T merges HBO with Discovery, creating Warner Bros. Discovery from both companies and combining HBO Max with Discovery+. There were many victims of this merger, including; Raised By Wolves, one of the best sci-fi dramas on TV, although the cast and creators of this show are hoping to be picked up by another streaming service like Apple TV or Amazon.
Fortunately, the MultiVersus The delay does not appear to have anything to do with the problems at Warner Bros. though it certainly seems possible that the merger could affect video games down the line. One DC content overhaul seems likelyand this could affect more than movies and shows, but also future games.
For now, players will just have to wait to learn more about it MultiVersus Season 1 release and Morty. “We will update you on the schedule as soon as possible,” the game’s Twitter account tweeted. “We appreciate your patience and enthusiasm and look forward to unveiling Season 1 very soon!”
Game delays and season delays happen, but it sure seems like a missed opportunity to capitalize on all the current hype with a big Season 1 release as soon as possible. Then again, if it’s not ready it’s not ready and so on so many Rush releases have proven over the years, better late than rushing an unfinished product out the door.