When Warner announced multiversusfighting style Brothers Super Smashthe fans went crazy. The thing is, the offer seemed unbeatable, at least on paper. Who could doubt the potential of a title that would allow characters like Batman, Superman, Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, Arya Stark, Rick Sanchez or Morty Smith, among many others, to face each other in combat? However, just seven months after the launch video game heading for disaster.
According to the fee VGKthis week multiversus the number of players on Steam for the first time fell below 1000 per day. For example, on Monday, the peak was only 986 people; i.e. 99.36% less than the 153,433 registered on July 27, 2022, one day after the open beta was launched.
It is true that the number of daily players multiversus on Steam it has dropped very noticeably since then, but until last Monday it managed to maintain peaks above a thousand. However, the picture is discouraging given that, at the time of this writing, SteamDB shows between 880 and 900 concurrent players.
But interest in multiversus declined not only among regular Steam users, but also on twitch. It reached just 812 viewers in the last 24 hours, down 99.56% from the record 183,069 viewers set on July 27, 2022.
True, radical statistics are limited to the version multiversus for PC, but the plot doesn’t seem to be too different on other platforms. Real Achievements published that the number of players in the Xbox version over the past week – based on a sample of 2 million user accounts – was 4% compared to the highest record in August 2022.
what’s going on with multiversus?
It cannot be said from the outset that multiversus suffering from the loss of daily players because it is bad. Actually, game received great reviews on both PC and Xbox Series X | S and PS5. And not only that, but also won the Best Fighting Game award at the Game Awards 2022.
So what’s the problem with players not returning? There doesn’t seem to be a single identifiable cause. Although the factor that seems to have the most influence has already become a common evil among titles. free to play: no new content.
First season multiversus it was released on 15 August 2022 and the second one arrived on 15 November. The third was supposed to start yesterday, February 14th. but it has been delayed until March 31st. This caused huge complaints from the players, especially about the lack of new characters.
Of the 24 protagonists available in multiversus, only 6 have been added since the start of the first season. Actually, in the second season, only Marvin the Martian was included.belonging Funny melodies. But dissatisfaction is not only due to the lack of new faces, but also due to the lack of adding content to existing ones.
As for the above, the most notorious is the case of Batman. This is because no new lines of dialogue were added to the character after Kevin Conroy’s death. And it is not known whether this is because a new actor has not yet been chosen to replace him; or if it represents a tribute to its mythical interpreter.
Another aspect that has received negative criticism is microtransaction system. Especially given the high price of various cosmetic items such as Shells for the main characters. Although it is not limited to this. There are also complaints about the lack of added value in the Battle Pass compared to others. free to play.
What will happen to MultiVersus? It’s still too early to tell, but for now, prospects are not bright.
Source: Hiper Textual
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