‘MultiVersus’ delays Season 1 and Morty launch to a “later date”

The developer's co-founder has noted that 'MultiVersus' remains "unaffected" by Warner's merger with Discovery

Player First Games has announced that the launch of MultiVersus Season 1 has been pushed back “to a later date,” along with the release of Morty as a main character.

Taking to Twitter today (August 4), Player First Games shared that it is “delaying the start of Season 1 & the release of Morty to a later date.”

The studio acknowledged that the delay “might be disappointing for some,” and added that “we’ll let you know the timing as soon as we can […] and look forward to unveiling Season 1 very soon!”

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It’s unclear why MultiVersus‘ first season has been delayed, but Player First Games co-founder Tony Huynh has shared that he is “very unhappy that we disappointed players.

Huyn added that MultiVersus is “unaffected by the Discovery/Warner Bros. merger,” quashing speculation that the delay was caused by the same merger that caused Batgirl to be shelved along with upcoming Scooby-Doo film Scoob! Holiday Haunt.

Though Morty won’t be coming to MultiVersus as soon as initially planned, last week the fighting game’s community unlocked a new Rick & Morty themed stage to play.

MultiVersus roster
MultiVersus. Credit: Player First Games.

Recently, players have also spotted Rick Sanchez appearing in game lobbies – which suggests that hackers already have their hands on the upcoming fighter.

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In May, Player First Games discussed the future of MultiVersus with NME and teased that the studio is “open to a lot of things” in terms of crossovers with other fighting games. Though Player First Games will be “bias towards licensed characters” at first, co-founder Chris White said that “there’s a lot of really amazing IP that we’d love to work with.”

In other MultiVersus news, it’s been revealed that Bugs Bunny is going to be nerfed after EVO – a fighting game tournament that takes place this weekend (August 5 to August 7).

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