What you need to know
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox has been delayed out of its original summer 2021 release target.
- Developer Mediatonic confirmed that cross-play will be implemented when the new versions release.
- No new release date has been given.
The squishy cast of Fall Guys seems like it would be a perfect match for the Nintendo Switch, but that match in heaven has been unfortunately delayed. Developer Mediatonic took to their blog to announce the upcoming Nintendo Switch versions of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been delayed, as well as the Xbox version.
While this is just one of many games delayed this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Mediatonic did offer some updates on the game's progress. The delay will ensure that Mediatonic will be able to implement features like cross-play, which means that Nintendo Switch players will be able to join up with their friends on the Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. The Switch version was originally slated to release this summer alongside the Xbox version but is now delayed to an unspecified date.
Mediatonic also assured players that the team is hard at work, crafting new seasonal content releases, costumes, rounds, and a plethora of other goodies for fans. No new date was shared, but we can expect an update on Season 4.5 very soon. The new update should include 2 new Rounds, as well lots of new Fall fashion to deck your mighty bean in.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was a viral success when it released on the PS4 and PC last summer, and since then, Mediatonic has gone through many changes, including an acquisition by Epic Games.
While the Fall Guys fever may have cooled since then, it's nice to know that Switch owners faithful will be able to jump in on the fun soon. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is sure to be one of the best multiplayer games on the Nintendo Switch when it releases.
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Zackery Cuevas is a writer for Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore. He likes playing video games, talking about video games, writing about video games, and most importantly, complaining about video games. If you're cool, you can follow me on Twitter @Zackzackzackery.