Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Surpasses 2 Million Players

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There’s a new hotness in town, and it stars a bunch of weird little potato people. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is only a week old, but has already stumbled past two million copies sold on Steam alone.

At the moment I’m writing this post there are over 100,000 players competing in Fall Guys, making it the fifth most popular game on Steam, ranking it up there with PUBG, Destiny 2, and Grand Theft Auto 5. Fall Guys is easily the most popular release from prolific indie publisher Devolver Digital and developer Mediatonic.

Fall Guys is also a popular spectator sport, with over 23 million hours watched on twitch.

“It has been overwhelming and humbling to watch the launch and reception of Fall Guys. We’re incredibly grateful to all of our players for their support and have big plans for the game in the future,” said Paul Croft, Co-Founder & Chief Games Officer for Mediatonic. “We’re thrilled by the response and can’t quite believe how beloved our little jelly beans have already become!”

Fall Guys combines physics-based obstacle course mini-games in a Battle Royale format, as dozens of players compete until a single winner is declared. The titular characters are cute little jelly beans with lots of customizable (and purchasable) costumes. Mini-games include both competitive and team-based challenges.

Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is also available on PlayStation 4, and is currently free to download for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

In Marvel’s Avengers, Spider-Man Will Be a PlayStation Exclusive

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The good news: Crystal Dynamics has announced that Spider-Man will be appearing in Marvel’s Avengers as a post-launch playable hero. The bad news: he’ll only be available for those playing on the PlayStation version.

Given that Sony still maintains the media rights to Spider-Man, and games like Marvel’s Spider-Man are exclusive to PlayStation, it shouldn’t come as a big surprise. But it’s a big bummer to Marvel fans playing on PC and Xbox. The Spider-Man DLC will be free, and due to arrive sometime early next year.

“It’s never been a better time to be a spider-fan,” writes Jeff Adams, associate art director at Crystal Dynamics. “The team at Crystal Dynamics, along with our partners, are overjoyed that we get to be a part of this hero’s gaming journey.  We can’t wait for you to add Spider-Man to your Marvel’s Avengers roster in early 2021, and as we’ve promised before, he will be available at no additional cost to owners of the base game, exclusively on PlayStation.”

The Spider-Man addition will come with an event that provides unique challenges for the webslinger, as well as multiple cosmetic outfits from his storied comic history.

Marvel’s Avengers is launching September 4 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Over the next three weekends, Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix are hosting multiple beta weekends, including closed betas for pre-orders and open betas. A full open beta on all platforms will run from August 21 – 23. They previously announced the first free post-launch hero DLC as Hawkeye.

Marvel’s Avengers is rated T for Teen.