Fall Guys will soon be cross-platform – and free

At Tom’s Guide, we love Fall Guys. We called it one of the best games of 2020, as well as one of the best Steam games you can buy. However, on June 21, you will no longer be able to purchase the game, as it will officially be free. To sweeten the deal, June 21 also marks the release date for Fall Guys on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch.

the Official Fall Guys Twitter account posted a short video explaining the upcoming event. The short version is that Fall Guys, which is currently available on PS4 and Steam, will release on a whole bunch of new platforms on June 21st. The game will be available on PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Steam and Epic Games Store. Plus: it won’t cost a penny to play.

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Players who have already shelled out $20 for Fall Guys need not worry, as developer Mediatonic has promised a “Legacy Pack” for existing players. It will include new costumes and accessories for your Fall Guys characters, likely ones newer F2P players won’t be able to obtain. As for whether it’s worth spending $20 now to lock down your Legacy Pack, it’s hard to say, as we don’t know exactly what it will include.

Another positive is that if you’ve played Fall Guys before, you don’t have to worry about losing your progress on a new platform. The game will have cross-play and cross-progression in all its different versions. As such, you can play Fall Guys with your friends regardless of what platform they have. Additionally, if you pick up the game on a different system (e.g., boot into a PC and then pick up a Switch in another room), you’ll be able to pick up where you left off. It’s a handy feature, and even today not all multiplayer games offer it.

As before, the developers will continue to add new content to the game over time. The announcement on Twitter promises “new levels” and “new costumes”. It’s worth noting, however, that Fall Guys has always made money selling additional cosmetic items, and as a free-to-play game, that trend is only likely to intensify. Right now, Steam lists 11 different DLC packs for the game, at $5 each. You can also buy Kudos, Fall Guys’ in-game currency, with real money and then spend them on a variety of microtransactions.

At the end of the line ? While Fall Guys will be free soon, looking good may cost more.

Christy J. Olson