Don't worry, the Multiversus delay has nothing to do with the Discovery exodus

Bugs Bunny swings a large wooden mallet at a cracked metal safe, launching it towards Finn The Human, who is in the air brandishing his sword.
(Image credit: Warner Bros.)

Multiversus season 1 has just been delayed indefinitely, and it couldn't have come at a worst time. The past few days saw Discovery—who acquired publisher Warner Bros. in April this year—gutting a whole library of television shows and movies. 

The news has, rather understandably, left some fans in a bit of a panic about the game's future. Season 1 was supposed to kick off on August 9, making the delay rather last minute. Concerns have been rife across the game's two subreddits that it was a sign Discovery was already pulling support on the brawler mere weeks into its release. 

Thankfully, game director Tony Huynh has tried to put those concerns to rest. Following the delay announcement, he tweeted to confirm that it was unrelated to the current exodus: "For those wondering, we are unaffected by the Discovery/Warner Bros. merger."

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It's a relief to know that it's a coincidence rather than a bad omen. After all, Multiversus is a surprisingly good Smashlike. Despite the various kinks that still need to be ironed out, it's proven to be a huge hit already. The player count is in the millions and fans were able to absolutely blast through a three million ringout community challenge in mere hours. It'd be a bummer to see the game vanish so quickly—how else am I gonna absolutely beat the crap out of Shaggy as well-known pacifist robot Iron Giant?

Mollie Taylor
Features Producer

Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.