What you need to know
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout for the Xbox and Nintendo Switch has been delayed out of its original summer 2021 release target.
- Developer Mediatonic confirmed that cross-play will be implemented when the new versions release.
- No new release date has been given.
For Xbox fans excited to bounce around insane obstacle courses as the delightfully squishy Fall Guys will have to wait a little longer. Developer Mediatonic took to their blog to announce the upcoming Xbox and Nintendo Switch versions of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been delayed.
While the news is a drop in the bucket compared to the many games delayed this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mediatonic did offer some updates on the game's progress. The delay will ensure that Mediatonic will be able to implement features like cross-play, which means that Xbox players will be able to join up with their friends on other platforms. The Xbox version was originally slated to release this summer but is now delayed to an unspecified date.
Mediatonic also assured players that the team is hard at work, crafting new seasonal content releases, costumes, rounds, and a plethora of other goodies for fans. No new date was shared, but we can expect an update on Season 4.5 very soon. The new update should include 2 new Rounds, as well lots of new Fall fashion to deck your mighty bean in.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was a viral success when it released on the PS4 and PC last summer, and since then, Mediatonic has gone through many changes, including an acquisition by Epic Games. While the Fall Guys fever may have cooled since then, it's nice to know that Xbox faithful will be able to jump in on the fun soon. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is one of the best multiplayer games on the PC and will surely be one of the best on the Xbox when it releases.
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Does that mean it will be coming this "Fall"?
This is pretty crappy, this thing that's happening in the industry. Does it take them really a lot more resources to develop an Xbox version? Why do they choose to neglect one platform and favor the other? This game could have done great on Game Pass, maybe even better than on the free thing on PS (which is a blatant copy of Microsoft's strategy).
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