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Studio co-founder Chris White told NME in a recent interview that the team is using a “half and half” approach between featured plans and any community demands.
“If the community is really asking for a certain feature, or they’re really excited about a certain potential character, we could potentially swap things around in prioritisation or we could make adjustments,” said White.
That said, White wants to make sure that MultiVersus has a “balanced offering,” where the roster doesn’t feel like it’s leaning towards one Warner Bros. property. “We don’t want it to feel like it’s one IP and friends – it’s all of these IPs coming together.”
”We’ve got quite a long backlog of characters to add to the game that people are excited about and already have relationships with,” added White.
The Warner Bros. vault is filled with R-rated intellectual property (IP), like Mad Max and It, and White outlined how Player First Games was able to include characters from R-rated properties with cartoons, and make them all work together.
“I think an example is Arya (Stark), when she gets a ringout, she spawns a pie,” said White. “If you’re familiar with the show, you kind of get that that’s a dark thing that we’ve done, but it’s done in a subtle and tasteful way.”
White also said in the interview that Player First Games is up for franchise crossovers with other fighting games, saying the studio is “open to a lot of things,” as long as it feels “right for the community.”