“It’ll take us a little while to figure out what that looks like exactly.”
As Fall Guys continues to take the world by storm, development team Mediatonic has outlined some of the upcoming plans it has for the fan-favourite, non-violent battle royale, but acknowledges that “it’ll take us a little while to figure out” how it can implement features like custom lobbies and crossplay.
“It’s still early days, but it’s something we hear a desire for,” Mediatonic’s Joe Walsh told The Loadout when asked about custom modes, such as private lobbies. “Fall Guys is ultimately a TV show, and people want to be the director, they want to run their own show. We totally hear the demand for that, but it’ll take us a little while to figure out what that looks like exactly. But it’s on our list of things to do.”
As for the introduction of crossplay to unite PC and PS4 players?
“There’s nothing new on that front, I’m afraid,” Walsh admitted. “We’re still committed to it. I think we’re committed to it even more than we were before. We’re seeing that Fall Guys is bringing people in who don’t usually play multiplayer games together. So if we can get people together with friends as soon as possible, that’s good. It’s important to us as a studio.”
Fall Guys shifted 2m copies in a week on Steam, and has become a hit on streaming platforms too. The game has already seen various tie-ins, such as with Portal 2 and Team Fortress 2, and has a mobile version on the way in China.
Of course, soaring popularity means soaring numbers of ne’er-do-wells, too, prompting Mediatonic to outline its plans to tackle cheaters.