But there are also other questions on players’ minds…
Fall Guys Cross-play
Does the Epic deal mean that Fall Guys will finally get cross-play functionality across platform? Epic Games has been one of the major champions of the industry’s shift towards a more interconnected online multiplayer ecosystem. Fortnite was one of the first online games that allowed players from Xbox, PlayStation, PC, Switch, and mobile to play with each other no matter the platform. And Epic was clearly interested in expanding its cross-platform portfolio when it purchased Rocket League, which had cross-play even before Psyonix was acquired.
Fall Guys presents another opportunity for Epic to expand its cross-play offerings. According to Mediatonic, the feature could very well be on the docket.
“Fortnite and Rocket League already have tons of features we’d love to bring to Fall Guys—account systems, cross-play, squad vs squad modes, etc,” reads the FAQ. “We’re going to work hard on bringing more of these features to Fall Guys too!”
Mediatonic CEO and co-founder Dave Bailey echoes this in an interview with GI.biz in January, explaining that the studio would turn to adding cross-play after the game was available on more platform. Currently, Fall Guys is only out on PC as well as PlayStation consoles, with ports coming to Xbox consoles and Nintendo Switch later this year.
“We want to come to all the different platforms, and hopefully connect those platforms so people can play together,” Bailey said at the time. “If we do that right, that can be a superpower for other ambitions around original games and that publishing business, too. It’s really propelled everything forward by quite a bit.”