Fall Guys has been an absolute sensation for the team at developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital, with the companies revealing that they’ve sold over 2 million copies on Steam in the game’s first week. That’s before you take into account however many people have been playing via PlayStation 4, where it’s free on PlayStation Plus in August.
Big thanks to all for all the great jellybean vibes. pic.twitter.com/6nW9vp6qeS
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) August 10, 2020
Thankfully, the game has overcome the serious server troubles that they encountered as the game launched. Last Wednesday, Mediatonic revealed that the first 24 hours had seen over 1.5 million players ran headlong into walls of doors, spinny hammer and swinging balls, and it’s this sheer demand that overwhelmed the company’s servers. That was obviously helped by the game being dropped in the laps of PlayStation Plus subscribers, but it was always going to be a streaming darling, and shot to the top of Twitch as well.
This led to an entire day being effectively wiped out on Friday, as they attempted to shore up the servers and add capacity, only to have the servers overwhelmed every time they tried to turn them back on. Thankfully, they were able to put all the fixes in place, add capacity, and by Saturday morning, the game seemed to be running smoothly through the rest of the weekend.
HOOT! We've not been tweeting when the servers have been online as there have been hundreds of thousands of people playing even when we secretly switch them on…
In 20 mins we'll be going into maintenance again, then we'll start bringing it back online after a short period
— Fall Guys Server Owl (@FallGuysOwl) August 8, 2020
Considering the downtime, Mediatonic promised that, once the servers were improved, they would start working on some free DLC to show their appreciation for players’ patience. We wouldn’t be surprised if there’s some other DLC on the way, give how gleefully their social media has been teasing a The Witcher and Cyberpunk 2077 collaboration.
We posted our Fall Guys review last week, saying:
Full of cute and cuddly jelly beans bumbling into each other in a race for the crown, Fall Guys is just about the most wholesome battle royale imaginable, and a whole lot of fun.
Fall Guys is out now for PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.
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