Fall Guys is going free for all and cross-play starting June 21, with a new PS5 version that enhances the bean-stumbling action.
But before we dig deeper into what’s new, let’s take a look back on where we started… Can you believe that we launched Fall Guys all the way back in August 2020? A lot has happened in those two years, including some amazing collaborations and huge game-changing updates. I think Squads Mode has been the single biggest improvement to the game so far—it just felt like such a completely fresh way to play with a party without having to constantly drop out because someone from the dev team got eliminated in Round 1 again (not going to name any names here). It’s just such a great feeling to share the joy of a win with all your friends watching along!
Hitting the one year anniversary of Fall Guys’ launch was a really special moment. To have anyone take interest in our silly obstacle course bean game in the first place was an incredible honour, but to have a dedicated, passionate community celebrate a year of achievements in Fall Guys is something else entirely. Development’s never smooth sailing but I’m incredibly proud of how the team has sustained and improved the game since the launch.
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Well, what’s new?
How long have you got? We have so many new features, obstacles, Rounds and more being added to Fall Guys in this new Season.
My personal favourite new in-game addition is Blast Balls for sure! As a design team we were looking for new ways to make final Rounds that give players more agency to go after each other and make some clever strategic plays. Blast Balls achieve that while still staying true to the core of Fall Guys—they’re funny, grounded in physics and perfect for creating highlight worthy clips.
We also have some incredible new Rounds being added, one being Hex-a-Ring. It’s basically a version of Hex-a-Gone that is being played on a rotating tube, you have to keep moving through layers of tiles while not falling off the rotating floor and not falling down into the slime! I’d be lying if I said a lot of our team were good at this Round, but I can’t wait to see the community highlights when they get to try it out.
With some absolutely wild collaborations lined up, we really can’t wait for everyone to dig in and try it for themselves! For more news and teasers on upcoming collaborations, keep an eye out on our social channels.
I couldn’t possibly spill the beans on ALL the new features in the upcoming season but I’m very excited to let you know some of the awesome PS5 technical features coming up.
Now a look at the technical details
We’re really excited to bring some awesome features to Fall Guys for PS5 players. First of all, we’re really happy to say that we’ll be utilising enhanced physics and native 4K asset handling which means… Fall Guys will be hitting 60FPS at 4k on PS5 starting June 21. This is a huge deal for us—just imagine every colourful costume stumbling along in 4k resolution—so beantacular!
Our Tonicteam has been trying out some fun stuff with the DualSense wireless controller’s haptics to add to the game further down the line. Dan Parkes (one of our audio engineers) added this lovely feature where the controller starts to vibrate as you get closer to the Crown. It’s subtle but it really adds to the tension as you reach the final few meters of Fall Mountain and Lost Temple.
We’ve also been working on Direct Access for Fall Guys on PS5, which essentially links certain parts of the Fall Guys menu to fast tasks. This means that you’ll be able to jump straight to Main Show, Duos, Trios, and Squad modes from the launch menu. But don’t worry. You won’t start falling into a match until you confirm you want to load into matchmaking.
As a thank you to all of our amazing Fall Guys players, anyone who’s downloaded and played Fall Guys before June 21 will be eligible for some iconic rewards. We don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but a little Pegwin told me that it includes a certain Veggie Dog and Fiesty Dwarf costume…We’re also running a pre-registration campaign where we hope to unlock some very cool rewards with the community, for more information on Free for All pre-registration, check out @FallGuysGame on Twitter.
It’s been a wild ride, but I’m so excited to see so many new players entering the Blunderdome for the launch of Fall Guys: Free for all on June 21.
To everyone that has enjoyed Fall Guys us along the way, thank you so much. Seeing how much the community has grown and supported the game has been so rewarding, this has been a huge labour of love and we’re all really looking forward to sharing our silly bean game with the rest of the world.
See you in the Blunderdome!