MultiVersus may have the highest concurrent player count across all platforms ever in the fighting game genre, despite there being still a lot of work to be done.
MultiVersus will be a leading force in its field, thanks to its recent success in free-to-play platform fighters. It's too early to say whether or not it will usurp Brawlhalla, or whether or not the isolated but well-funded scene will continue to exist. However, it may be able to entice some players away from Super Smash Bros. when it next makes use of the Smash Bros. IP.
MultiVersus Makes Itself As Comfortable As Possible
One of the biggest complaints from fighting game players is waiting for a match. This applies equally to online matchmaking and how a game prepares for a match.
MultiVersus does nothing fancy in this regard, but it did it fairly well. In Smash Bros., for example, the Play button is clearly visible on the main menu as the default option, and players can begin fighting online within a couple of minutes of booting the game, and can quickly move on to other matches as a result.
Players in MultiVersus have reasons to keep playing.
MultiVersus is a free-to-play title that doesn't have any extra singleplayer modes, although Super Smash Bros. is a high-quality title.
MultiVersus faces daily hurdles in acquiring free currency that may be used to purchase Smash characters and cosmetics. Fans have long demanded that more costumes be included in Smash Ultimate, and the underutilized Echo Fighters in Smash Ultimate have made these cries louder.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available on Nintendo Switch only.