Fall Guys on Nintendo Switch: great news for fans waiting on update


Fall Guys on Nintendo Switch: great news for fans waiting on update

Fall Guys Ultimate Knockout is currently only available on to play on PS4 and Steam, meaning that there are a ton of players who have yet to experience being pushed off disappearing platforms and into purple goo.

It simple yet addictive gameplay has helped it become one of the most played games on Steam, we expect there are plenty downloading it for free via PS Plus.

And with Fall Guys proving such a hit, it makes sense that gamers on other consoles and platforms want to join in on the fun.

For now, Fall Guys is not on Nintendo Switch or Xbox One, and there has been no mention of a Google Stadia launch either.

The good news is that the development team haven’t ruled out porting the game to other platforms.

And even better, data miners believe they have found some encouraging clues that will make a Nintendo Switch release of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout an easy future endeavour.

Twitter account @OatmealDome has revealed an interesting find from scouring the Steam version of Fall Guys.

And while it doesn’t mean a Fall Guys Switch port is on its way, it will be encouraging for those hoping an update in the coming months.

A message from the OatmealDome explains: “Interestingly, Fall Guys has the “NintendoSDKPlugin.dll” file in its game files on Steam.

“This means that the Fall Guys Unity project has support for the Nintendo Switch’s SDK (not necessarily that it *will* come to Switch). It’s also been there since the first version.

“You can only compile Unity games for the Switch if you are licensed by Nintendo and have installed the provided SDK.

“That being said, Mediatonic could’ve just activated Switch support by accident. NintendoSDK and its associated Unity plugin is only for developing Switch games. Nintendo doesn’t provide any official SDK for the Pro Controller on PC.”

For now, there are no official plans to bring Fall Guys to Nintendo Switch or Xbox One.

The latest update on the subject was shared via the game’s Twitter account, which has been dutifully answering fans questions over recent weeks.

The latest statement regarding Fall Guys coming to Nintendo Switch and Xbox One reads:

“Getting lots of questions about platforms – We’ve answered in a few places but once more for everyone:

“We’re focusing on PC & PS4 right now. We’d love to release on more platforms in future.

“I personally love the Skyrim memes; I hope we release on smart fridges too.”

The Express Online recently asked developer Mediatonic if there are any plans to port Fall Guys to new platforms in the future.

“Ultimately we’ve built Fall Guys to be as accessible as we can so we’d love to get as many people playing as possible,” explains lead designer Joe Walsh.

“For now though we’re really only focusing on PS4 and PC. The hype is already much bigger than we could have imagined and I think we’re going to have our hands full as it is!”

Fall Guys can be found on the Steam and PlayStation Stores and will remain available for purchase for the foreseeable future.

Published at Mon, 24 Aug 2020 01:07:34 +0000


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