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There was some slight concern amongst MultiVersus gamers when developer Player First Games admitted that it has needed to delay the game’s first season of content material, which incorporates Morty of Rick & Morty as a playable fighter. Given the timing, some believed that the delay has one thing to do with the latest merger of Warner Bros. and Discovery, which is having a widespread impact on a number of WB tasks.
Apparently, the delay and merger are utterly unrelated, with MultiVersus director Tony Huynh plainly saying on Twitter that the game and studio have been unaffected. While we nonetheless don’t have a cause behind the delay, Huynh’s assertion will put to relaxation any wild theories concerning the merger having to do with it earlier than they turn into too widespread.
Admittedly, it’s not like followers’ considerations had been unreasonable. MultiVersus’ entire idea is taking characters throughout Warner Bros.’ many franchises and pitting them in opposition to one another. It’s straightforward to imagine that the merger may have an effect on which characters can be included, thus tanking any plans already in progress.
Even if that had been to occur, although, modders would little doubt make up for it and provide you with methods to get extra Warner Bros. characters into the game. The modding group has already begun including characters from different firms, comparable to Shrek, Optimus Prime, and Sonic the Hedgehog.
So far, it seems as if the merger isn’t having any form of impression on Warner Bros.’ gaming division, a minimum of so far as we’re conscious. The identical can’t be mentioned for elsewhere, with each a live-action Batgirl film and a brand new animated Scooby-Doo film being shelved. This means neither will see a launch in cinemas or through streaming, despite the fact that each tasks are mentioned to be virtually completed.
As for MultiVersus, regardless of the Season 1 delay, the game continues to be on observe to be featured at EVO 2022 within the type of an open beta match, filling the void left by Super Smash Bros. Another Warner Bros. revealed preventing game, Mortal Kombat 11, may even be current.