MultiVersus x NHL Live Event Announced, Featuring Real-Time Animation

MultiVersus x NHL Live Event Announced, Featuring Real-Time Animation

An official news post from the NHL website announced details for a live event collaboration with MultiVersus, which will feature iconic characters using real-time animation.

This “MultiVersus NHL Face-Off” event will air on April 14th at 3:30 PM eastern time. It will feature the Colorado Avalanche and Vegas Golden Knights. Fans can catch the event on truTV or Max’s B/R Sports Add-On.

The event “will merge two different tracking technologies”. This will allow the special presentation to “recreate the action on the ice as it happens in real-time, featuring the characters of MultiVersus alongside avatars of the NHL’s biggest stars”.

A variety of Warner Bros. Discovery characters will appear “in a fully animated presentation”. Some of the roster includes Bugs Bunny, Batman, Wonder Woman, Shaggy, and more. In fact, the Tasmanian Devil will officiate the game and even drop the puck.

The match will also rotate in other MultiVersus content like the “Space Jam Court, Adventure Time Tree Fort, Sky Arena and Trophy’s E.D.G.E.”.

The Space Jam court is a nice touch, and almost obligatory for any sports event planning to blend animation with live content. While this type of crossover will likely surprise both gaming and sports fans, it’ll certainly create buzz.

Besides, today’s announcement mentions there will also be a traditional broadcast available with Kenny Albert, Eddie Olczyk and Brian Boucher.

Just last month, developer Player First Games finally announced that MultiVersus will launch on May 28th. The release follows a lengthy hiatus, since MultiVersus shut down a full year ago.

The game’s big return will include an expanded roster, as well as new features. The developers even “rebuilt the game from the ground up” to update the netcode.

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