Mediatonic hopes that the plan to launch Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout as a free game will help achieve the same level of success as Psyonix & # 39; Rocket League.
In an Ask Me Anything session on the PlayStation 4 subreddit, members of the Mediatonic development team answered various questions about Fall Guys, which is set to be released on August 4 as a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers.
Mediatonic revealed in the Reddit AMA that the Rocket League in 2015 was one of Fall Guys' inspirations, confirming that the success of the vehicle soccer game is part of the push to launch PlayStation Plus.
"We talked very early on that starting PS + was a dream because we had a lot of players at the start and the servers would be really full." It also brings the game into the air in a way that was really important to us as a premium game, ”wrote Joe Walsh, lead game designer at Fall Guys.
Walsh said that it was actually Sony who "almost immediately" came up with the idea of releasing Fall Guys as a free download on PlayStation Plus.
Digital Trends has asked Mediatonic for further comments on the decision to launch Fall Guys on PlayStation Plus. We will update this article as soon as we learn about it.
What's next for Fall Guys?
After launching Fall Guys for PlayStation 4 and PC on August 4th via Steam, Mediatonic told Reddit AMA that more could be expected for the Battle Royale game, including "variations of existing game modes" and "brand new levels with new mechanics . "
Mediatonic will also release costumes in Fall Guys' in-game store over the next few weeks, recognizing the possibility of seasonal events. The development team also announced that it had to cut out a split-screen feature for the game, but added that "you never know what might come after launch!"