It’s no secret that MultiVersus has seen its official launch delayed, and with recent troubles at Warner Bros. Discovery, fans were concerned about the game being a part of that wider issue. But don’t worry – the Season 1 delay is nothing to do with the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
According to game director Tony Huynh, the MultiVersus delay has absolutely nothing to do with the ongoing disruption at Warner Bros. Discovery.
“For those wondering, we are unaffected by the Discovery/Warner Bros. merger. #MultiVersus,” he said via Twitter.
For those wondering, we are unaffected by the Discovery/Warner Bros. merger. #MultiVersus
— Tony Huynh (@Tony_Huynh) August 4, 2022
MultiVersus was released into beta little more than a week agoan online platform fighter from Warner Bros. featuring many of the company’s hottest properties and most recognizable characters.
But while the game is still in open beta, fans have been concerned about what the recent disruptions at Warner Bros. Discovery will mean for the game – especially since some characters (such as Shaggy and Velma) are based on properties that have seen high-profile cancellations.
“I'm getting a bit nervous with recent events,” said one fan via Twitter. “If the game shuts down early, will we get refunds? I just bought 50 dollars worth of [in-game currency] gleamium last night with the intent to slowly spend it over time…”
We are unaffected by the Discovery/Warner merger.
— Tony Huynh (@Tony_Huynh) August 4, 2022
During the company’s Q2 earnings call yesterday, it was revealed that Warner Bros. kids and animation will be seeing a wide range of cuts across streaming and broadcast platforms… and that’s what made MultiVersus fans particularly nervous.
And while Huynh continues to play down the delay, some fans aren’t quite convinced. “If it turns out that you are? Then what?” said another player via Twitter. “If some of the biggest directors can’t guarantee their established tv shows, how can you guarantee no effects to what is provided? Will you honor refunds?”
Still, I can’t help thinking that MultiVersus is safe. After all, it had an absolutely huge beta launch, with some seriously impressive player numbers since. As for when Season 1 will officially launch, we’ll have to wait and see.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.
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