New platform fighter MultiVersus has seemingly passed 10 million players in just three weeks – and before it’s even left beta.
While this isn’t an official announcement, tracker.gg ingests data directly from games, so it would seem to be accurate. We’ve contacted Warner Bros. for confirmation.
The new game from Warner Bros. features iconic characters such as Batman, Bugs Bunny, and Shaggy and Velma from Scooby Doo, and it seems as though these classic Warner Bros. characters have tapped into gamers in a big way.
MultiVersus has proved to be a surprise hit with an absolutely huge beta launch seeing a vast number of players flocking to the quirky new fighting game. I get the feeling it’s going to get even bigger, too. Season 1 brings with it a new character – Morty from the hit animated show, Rick & Morty.
While Season 1 details have been coming in thick and fast, it looks as though MultiVersus players will have a bit of a wait before they get their hands on their new playable character. The game’s first season (and official launch) has been delayed with no official date announced.
However, MultiVersus developers are keen to point out that the delays are absolutely nothing to do with the Warner Bros. Discovery merger.
IGN’s MultiVersus review called the game “a raucous and fun competitive platform fighter that rewards players for learning the strengths and weaknesses of its eclectic cast of characters and working as part of a team. Its focus on online 2v2 means it lacks the pick-up-and-play nature of a game like Smash Bros., but it also does a nice job of setting it apart from other games in the genre. MultiVersus may need time to grow its currently limited selection of stages and characters to meet its bright potential, but its foundations are already rock solid.”
Where the game goes from here remains to be seen, but it’s certainly off to a tremendous start. 10 million players certainly can’t be wrong.
Ryan Leston is an entertainment journalist and film critic for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.