The multiplayer hit known as Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout continues to be a success for Devolver Digital and Mediatonic. It was a surprise hit in 2020 thanks to its hectic platforming gameplay, which drew in many fans and players through word-of-mouth and Twitch streamers. The game has also seen many collaborations in the form of costumes, with properties such as Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Sonic the Hedgehog, and many others represented.
Fall Guys has seen incredible success on the PS4, partly thanks to it being a free PS Plus game at launch. Fall Guys even managed to set a new world record for the most downloaded title from PS Plus while it was available. Now it seems the game will continue its success on another PlayStation platform, as some recent updates indicate that Fall Guys will be coming to Sony’s next-gen console, the PS5.
This discovery was made by the Twitter account @PlayStationSize, where they keep track of games coming to PlayStation consoles, as well as how much space they will take up. The account found a new Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout beta was added to the PS5 database, complete with a game thumbnail that has the beta moniker attached.
Much like other PS4 titles, Fall Guys can be played on the PS5 through backward compatibility, which benefits from the console’s Game Boost feature. This discovery however indicates that it will be native to the PS5, so that this game can benefit from additional enhancements provided from the console. The account also notes that the Beta version won’t be open to the public, so it’s possible that the PS5 native version may come sooner rather than later.
The game is currently on both PS4 and PC, along with Nintendo Switch and Xbox versions for Fall Guys being scheduled to be coming out next year. Fall Guys now likely getting a PS5 version is possibly one reason why other versions of the game got delayed to 2022, as the developers were implementing crossplay functions for all versions of it. Crossplay itself has been a feature that the developers have been looking to include since the release of Fall Guys, so it’s likely that fans will be able to play against anyone regardless of their console at some point soon.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is available now for PC and PS4, with PS5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S versions currently in development.