Published On: Tue, Jul 26th, 2022

MultiVersus Developer Talks About Bringing Fantastical Playground Arguments to Life

Harley Quinn, Taz, Tom & Jerry

Today, the open beta for MultiVersus begins, and it still feels like a fighting game that my child self came up with on a dare. Fans who are familiar with Smash Bros. will recognize the look and feel of the game, only now we have a world of Warner Bros. characters throwing around perfectly good sandwiches and pies. I got the chance to chat with Daniel Kraft, the principal developer for MultiVersus, and we discussed the wacky nature of the game and why team-ups between the likes of Superman and The Iron Giant were the way to go.

How did they even come up with this?

The more characters that get announced for MultiVersus the more absurd the whole thing feels (I say with love and affection in my heart). Recently, Rick and Morty were announced as upcoming characters along with… LeBron James??? I suppose, back in the day, the thought of Mario, Kirby, Samus, and Link fighting to the death was also seen as being odd, but MultiVersus has some serious bonkers characters in their roster that make Tekken’s Kazuya Mishima throwing Kirby off a cliff look like a normal Tuesday. “A lot of us have been in the industry for a while and we really wanted to make a platform fighter that was free-to-play, no barrier for entry, anybody could jump in and play with their friends,” says Kraft. “We wanted to bring a bunch of iconic characters together, so Batman, Bugs Bunny, Shaggy? All of them are just great, iconic characters, and seeing them come together is a dream.”

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