'Fall Guys' Is Officially Coming to the Xbox and Nintendo Switch
The new battle royale game 'Fall Guys’ has released to great success on the PlayStation 4. But will the game come out on the Xbox? Details!
Move over Fortnite, there's a new (and funnier) battle royale game coming through. While there have been many takes on the battle royale gameplay, with Apex Legends and Warzone each offering something different, Fall Guys provides an adorable makeover.
With colorful, blob-like characters and obstacle courses that are just as hard to navigate as any first-person shooter map, Fall Guys was released for the PlayStation 4 and PC to immense success.
Its popularity, while a good thing, also means that some players are feeling left out if they don't have a supported console to join in on the fun. Will Fall Guys come out for the Xbox or the Nintendo Switch any time soon? And does the game support cross-platform gameplay yet?
Will 'Fall Guys' be released on Xbox consoles or Nintendo Switch?
The initial Fall Guys release was only for the PlayStation 4 and Steam, leaving out Xbox One and Nintendo Switch players. Following the game's release, Mediatonic and Devolver Digital said they would like to bring the game to new platforms, though it would be some time before new platforms were added.
"To start with, Fall Guys will only be available on PS4 and Steam," the developers wrote. "We'd love to bring the game to other platforms further down the line."
During the Feb. 17 Nintendo Direct, the company revealed the title would finally make its debut on the Nintendo Switch.
Fall Guys is expected to be available in the Nintendo eShop sometime in summer 2021, expanding the title's gameplay options even further.
Not long after the announcement that Fall Guys would be coming to the Switch, the title's developers finally announced their plans to bring the game to Xbox.
But since the initial announcement, Fall Guys was purchased by Epic Games, and Mediatonic said in a blog post that this means they'll be able to do even more with the game, though an Xbox and Switch release will take longer than expected.
"With so many new opportunities now in our hands, we've realized that our previously announced Summer 2021 Switch and Xbox release schedule is unfortunately just too soon for us to include all of the tasty new features we're working on," the team wrote.
That being said, Mediatonic promised that once the game does launch on Xbox and Switch, cross-play will launch around the same time to optimize the multiplayer options.
Sony mandated that all games released for the PlayStation 4 must also be compatible with the next-gen console if they're released after July 13, 2020, and Fall Guys received its compatibility update following the launch of the PlayStation 5.
Does 'Fall Guys' support cross-platform gameplay?
While other battle royale games, like Warzone, support cross-platform gameplay, this is not the case for Fall Guys at this time. That being said, this is something the developers have said they would like to make happen if fans request it.
"At launch, we won't have cross-play. It's something we really want to do in the future, let us know on Discord if its [sic] something you are super excited about so we can prioritize what we work on next!" the developers wrote.
It sounds as though Mediatonic is planning to launch cross-platform support at the same time as the Xbox and Switch versions of the game, so players will have to wait for that.
The game's developers often post updates to their Twitter and Discord accounts, so it's best to check there for further information.