Amid Adult Swim delistings, Warner Bros. announces the return of MultiVersus on May 28th

Amid Adult Swim delistings, Warner Bros. announces the return of MultiVersus on May 28th

Here’s a bit of whiplash for you. After the last week of surreptitiously condemning over a dozen titles to be delisted, Warner Bros. is back in the headlines today but this time it’s to announce that MultiVersus is finally on its way back. The “platform fighter” was removed from digital stores last April and its online servers were shut down last June but Player First Games revealed today that MultiVersus will be returning on May 28th, 2024.

In the updated video, Game Director Tony Hyunh revealed that MultiVersus is being rebuilt on Unreal Engine 5 with new netcode to improve multiplayer stability. A new roster of characters from across the WB universe of properties was hinted at as well as a new PvP mode.

The FAQ on the game’s homepage has been updated from last year [Archived Link] with a few interesting changes. All progress and content was originally promised to carry over but the updated page now claims that “some progression based elements will be adjusted”. In their defense, they are still promising that the majority of content — unused Gleamium, Battle Pass tokens, character tickets, and any other in-game cosmetics — will still come over.

In another updated section, the FAQ now states that owners of the original, limited access version of the game will continue to be able to play “until the launch of the game on May 28th”. Yet another entry states that players are “currently” able to re-download the Open Beta release of the game. Both points now strongly suggest that the original version of the game could become completely inaccessible on or shortly after the game relaunches on May 28th.

For our purposes we probably won’t count the upcoming relaunch of the game as a relisting as it seems more and more likely that it will be a separate, new title and not simply an update to the existing packages. And lastly, the FAQ confirms that the relaunch will be available on all of the same platforms as before: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Steam, and the Epic Games Store. For now that’s about all we have to go on but Player First is promising continued updates as the May 28th release draws nearer.