Confirmation from Mediatonic comes in a recent blog post for the game’s mid-season update. In the post, Mediatonic acknowledges that it understands that “news about Fall Guys on Nintendo Switch and Xbox is highly anticipated.” The studio goes on to reveal that it’s currently “finishing development” on these versions and that while they’re not in this update, they’re “still coming.”
The main purpose of the post is to celebrate the long-awaited arrival of multiplatform lobbies in Fall Guys. Players on PlayStation and PC can now form groups, and as long as they link their Epic accounts to Fall Guys, they “will be able to play together using the ‘Invite Players’ functionality.”
Mediatonic says it is “super excited to enable this cross-platform functionality for our existing platforms as a first step.”
first mediatonic announced its plans to bring Fall Guys to Nintendo Switch and Xbox about a year ago, in February 2021. These versions were expected to release in mid-2021, but a delay was announced in April 2021, with Mediatonic stating that the release schedule was “unfortunately too early for us to include all the tasty new features we’re working on”.
mediatonic confirmed in late 2021 that the Xbox and Nintendo Switch versions of the game would not release as part of the Season 6 release, writing: “Speculation on social media connecting these new console releases to the Season 6 release and we want to clarify that this is not is the case, so no one is confused looking for the game on these platforms.” The studio, however, added that releases were still “top priorities in active development”.
At the moment, while the studio has confirmed that Xbox and Switch releases are coming, an exact release date has not been confirmed.
Review: Coming Soon?
So while we know that the Nintendo Switch and Xbox versions of Fall Guys are still in the works, Mediatonic didn’t provide any sort of release date in their latest post.
However, when Mediatonic delayed releases in April 2021, he said that the delay would give the development team “some time to add features like crossplay, so when we add new platforms, players will be able to stumble in harmony with their friends, regardless of which platform they choose.”
Now that crossplay has arrived and the development of these versions is being “finished”, it seems only a matter of time.
After a few years as a popular PlayStation and PC exclusive, availability on more platforms looks like it can only be a good thing for Fall Guys and its player base. While Xbox and Switch gamers wait, they can always check out the Fall Guys Monopoly set announced earlier this year. It has interactive obstacles and everything.