To say Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was a hit for Steam, and PlayStation 4 would be an understatement. Fall Guys, an indie title, has become one of the most streamed games on YouTube and Twitch and one of the most talked-about games on social media.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout brings cute gameplay into the battle royale genre, but instead of dropping onto an island where you engage in shootouts with other players, you’re racing to the finish line. A player competes against 59 other players in a very unique and colorful genre bogged down by shooters. It’s finally something different, which explains its surging popularity.
However, it isn’t as simple as trying to beat other players to the finish line. Some mini-games require teamwork, some that require hunting, and others that require thinking. Of course, it’s not just a straight run to the end, there’s going to be some obstacles along the way that slow them down. Players who take too long to reach objectives or fail them completely will be eliminated from the game. Whoever is the last player standing wins the entire game.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was developed by Mediatonic and published by Devolver Digital, who had no idea the game was going to be as big as it became. There were almost two million players within the first day of release. They never expected the game’s popularity to rise so much that the servers were overloaded from sheer popularity. However, while Steam and PlayStation 4 players were having the time to play Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Nintendo, Xbox, and Mobile players were sitting around watching game streams.
There is an apparent demand for the game to release on other platforms. Right now, Mediatonic feels it’s more critical to handle current server issues with the game before working on porting the game to another system like the Xbox One. However, the timing means they would need to create a port for Microsoft’s Xbox Series X coming out in November 2020.
Mediatonic has asked players to leave feedback on their Twitter and Discord accounts to let them know how much demand there is for their respective systems. While there is no guarantee right now, it’s almost a no-brainer that Mediatonic will bring their wildly popular game to the Xbox eventually.
They urge people not to make fake videos announcing an Xbox port until they make an official announcement regarding the game’s future on another platform.