Warner Bros. Discovery merged with Discovery earlier this year, and the move has already had an impact on the entertainment industry. It intends to combine HBO Max and Discovery+ into a single streaming service in 2023, which has left fans of Warner Bros.-owned properties worried about their favorite franchises.
The new Super Smash Bros.-style fighting game might be on the verge of being canceled as a result of the transaction, but fans appear to have nothing to worry about. MultiVersus creator Tony Huynh took to Twitter to assure followers that the Discovery/Warner Bros. merger will not affect the game.
Huynh's comment about the merger came shortly after a different tweet in which he stated that the team "disappointed players." It's possible that some fans were concerned that Huynh was referring to the merger, taking it as a sign that MultiVersus would be shut down.
MultiVersus Season 1 was originally scheduled to launch next week, but plans changed, and the beta has been extended indefinitely. It's unclear exactly how long the MultiVersus open beta will last now or when Season 1 will begin, but the beta Battle Pass has been extended until August 15.
Season 1 of MultiVersus was not the only thing that was delayed. Morty, a new multiVersus character well-known for Rick and Morty, has also been pushed back. At the time of this writing, Morty will most likely be added to MultiVersus when Season 1 comes around.
MultiVersus has enjoyed a great deal of success so far. It is one of the most popular free-to-play games at the time of this writing, with the open beta attracting the attention of millions of players. The bright side is that the game will not suffer because of the WarnerMedia/Discovery merger.
MultiVersus is now available in an open beta on PC, PS4, PS5, and Xbox Series X.