Last week, Mediatonic promised a huge announcement related to Fall Guys, and it's now delivered the goods. The popular multiplayer platformer is officially moving to a free-to-play model, it's getting a native PS5 version, and is finally launching on other platforms — all on 21st June, 2022. There's a lot to talk about, so let's waste no time.
Yes, Fall Guys will be free-to-play starting next month, opening the doors to everyone. It seems ideal for this family-friendly party game, cutting the cost of entry to allow as many players into the colourful arena as possible. Using Epic's account system, you'll be able to carry over your progression between platforms, and cross-play is confirmed as well, letting you team up with your pals across all systems.
With the game going free-to-play, the in-game spending options are understandably expanding. Everything in the game as you know it today will still be there — Kudos, Crowns, the item shop, and the free Fame path aren't going anywhere. What's being added is a Season Pass and a new in-game currency called Show-Bucks. You'll be able to buy the Season Pass using Show-Bucks (or, presumably, actual money), and it's been described as a "supercharged version" of the Fame path we all know and love.
For those that purchased the game on PS4 or Steam (or nabbed it on PS Plus), Mediatonic has a little something for you. "To thank the global community of Fall Guys players for their support of the game since it launched, we’re rewarding existing players with the Legacy Pack, which contains a bunch of spangly cosmetic items and the first Season Pass for free," the developer says. So, if you already own and play Fall Guys, you're getting a bunch of costumes and emotes, as well as free access to the first Season Pass.
As for the new PS5 version, we haven't been given many details at the time of writing. We'll update when we learn more, but presumably it'll be a fairly straight port. Hopefully it will also incorporate the DualSense's capabilities, and maybe bump the resolution up for good measure — but we'll see.
Finally, 21st June also sees the arrival of a brand new Season 1, titled Free For All. This refresh "sees our beloved beans arrive en masse to a giant arena to compete for ultimate glory in brand-new events and locations," reads the press release.
That about covers it. Are you excited for Fall Guys' free-to-play future? Will you hop back into this when it re-launches on 21st June? Dive into the comments section below.