Fall Guys Reaches 2 Million Players On Steam, Setting New Records
The PC release of Fall Guys has been extraordinarily successful for Devolver and Mediatonic.
Devolver Digital's new game, Fall Guys, has racked up 2 million sales on PC since the title's release on August 4. A press release mentions that sales at this level make Fall Guys the "most successful launch ever" for both Devolver and developer Mediatonic.
Previously, Devolver announced that Fall Guys reached 1.5 million players across PS4 (where the game is free with PS Plus) and PC (where it is paid). Historically, Sony does not like to announce player numbers for its PS Plus freebies, which may explain why we haven't heard a PS4 number.
"It has been overwhelming and humbling to watch the launch and reception of Fall Guys," Mediatonic's Paul Croft said in a release. "We're incredibly grateful to all of our players for their support and have big plans for the game in the future."
Croft did not elaborate on those "big plans." The game has not been announced for Nintendo Switch or Xbox One, but those platforms seem to be likely candidates for the future.
In addition to two million sales on PC, Fall Guys has generated 23 million viewing hours on Twitch. Additionally, players have grabbed 1.5 million crowns and died 60 million times. It's not clear if these numbers are for PC only, or both PC and PS4.
GameSpot's Alessandro Barbosa enjoyed his time playing Fall Guys and its variety of mini games. "With its short games and easy-to-grasp mechanics, Fall Guys is easily the most approachable and welcoming battle royale yet," he said in GameSpot's review. "Its bursting color and varied game modes do a good job of reeling you in and keeping you hooked, even if a handful feel at odds with the easygoing nature of its premise."
It hasn't been all sunshine and rainbows, however, as cheaters are flocking to Fall Guys to try to get the upper hand.