Ever since the huge success over on PC and PS4, evidently leading to over seven million copies sold on Steam alone, it’s natural to question when Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout would arrive to the Switch and Xbox One. It’s looking like we may have a long ways to wait, sadly.
During a livestream, Joe Walsh, the lead game designer, touched on branching out to other consoles. While originally simply alluding to the idea that one day it would launch to the other platforms, Walsh merely said “maybe one day.” He later elaborated, though, citing their main goal at this stage is to prove their dedication and support, according to the livestream (transcripted by Pure Xbox).
“Right now our real focus is on making the PlayStation and PC games as good as they possibly can be. We really have to build trust with the community now and make sure they believe that we can support this game and make it really good.
So it’s our job now to be like, hey community – we know what you want and we’re listening and we’re working as hard as we can to try and fix it, and for us to just say, ‘now we’re going to just focus on bringing it to more platforms’, it’s not the right thing to do at this point in development. That will make us more money, but that’s not what we want to do right now. The focus is on building that relationship with the community.”
It’s clear they want to make a good impression with the game before branching out, which is understandable with the game having launched back on August 4. That said, they also never touched on the other likelihood of it being a PlayStation timed console exclusive, barring it from entering the Switch and Xbox markets until a certain time is met.
That said, there are indicators pointing to Switch support, meaning who knows, we may see this game coming to the next big platform sooner than we think.
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