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Fall Guys Could Soon Be Playable Everywhere

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has already exceeded even its own creators' wildest expectations, attracting over 11 million players on Steam in under six months. But developer Mediatonic's ambitions for the multiplayer battle royale are even grander. In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, co-founder and CEO Dave Bailey and lead game designer Joe Walsh said they're planning to bring Fall Guys to even more consoles and add cross-platform compatibility.

Fall Guys is currently only available on PS4, PC, and Mac. Bailey and Walsh declined to specify which new platforms they want to expand to. "We haven't said much about the roadmap for this, but what we can say is we want this to reach as many people as possible," Bailey said. "We want it to come to every major platform, and we're working hard to achieve that."

This is great news for fans, who have been requesting both more platforms and cross-platform compatibility since the game was released, especially Xbox One and Switch. Previously, Mediatonic had been vague in response to fan requests for these features. One week before the latest interview, the developer had to shoot down rumors that Fall Guys was coming to Xbox Game Pass. Fans have also wanted a mobile version of the game, but so far the lone confirmed mobile port will only be available in China

The runaway success of Fall Guys has allowed Mediatonic to think bigger. Traditionally, the company has focused on work-for-hire projects since it was founded in 2005, but even before Fall Guys launched, it was planning on shifting to more original IPs. Fall Guys has already made between $10 million and $15 million, giving Mediatonic more freedom to pursue these projects. The company hasn't announced any new IPs, but the success of their first two original games, Fall Guys and Murder By Numbers, would seem to bode well for these projects, whatever they are.

Yet there could still be growing pains. As a live service game, Fall Guys keeps players interested by offering frequent updates and new content. But the game's initial success caught Mediatonic off guard — they had hoped to make back their development costs in six months to a year and ended up doing that in a matter of hours. This left the small developer scrambling to provide more content than expected. Even now, juggling Fall Guys and all their other projects in development is a challenge.

For now, current Fall Guys players can look forward to the Season 3.5 update, which Mediatonic recently teased on Twitter. That update will include a brand-new level; more than 40 new variations on existing levels; a new DLC pack; costumes inspired by Godzilla, Sonic, and Untitled Goose Game; and even more. Fall Guys midseason updates typically come out around a month into the new season, so since Season 3 launched on Dec. 15, 2020, Season 3.5 should be just around the corner. In a Tweet, Mediatonic implied that it could launch as early as next week.