Fall Guys Heading to Mobile Devices In China
A Western mobile version looks unlikely however.
Over the weekend it was reported by Daniel Ahmad, senior analyst at Niko Partners, that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was headed to mobile devices in China. He found that Bilibili, a Chinese video-sharing website, had secured the rights to port the massively successful battle royal to mobile. Nothing was confirmed by developers Mediatonic however.
That was until today when GamesIndustry.biz reached out to Mediatonic and received this response from the company’s co-founder Paul Croft:
“We can confirm Bilibili have secured publishing rights to a mobile version in China. As you can imagine, we’ve had a lot of questions about platforms since launch, and of course we’d love to release on more platforms in the future but for now we’re focusing our efforts on PC and PS4.”
So while it looks like the game, titled Jelly Bean: Ultimate Knockout in China, is definitely heading to mobile, it sadly won’t be in the West. Croft’s statement does however confirm something that was reported a while back, Mediatonic would love to bring Fall Guys to other platforms.
Although Croft states that they’re currently focusing all of their efforts on the PC and PS4 versions of the game, it wouldn’t be the first time they’ve tried to throw us off the scent of something. Only a week ago the official Fall Guys Twitter account tweeted warning players that any adverts for a mobile version of the game are fake. Something which has now very much been disproved.
Fall Guys is only available on PC & PS4
If you see any ads for a mobile version they are scams
a) They're literally playing a video and pretending to play it
b) There's literally a mouse cursor on the screen
c) I don't want to live on this planet anymore
d) Yeet me into the sun pic.twitter.com/ZKfw5gVaqW
— Fall Guys 👑 (@FallGuysGame) August 17, 2020
Fall Guys is currently undergoing a massive charity bidding war in which the winner will be able to design a skin to go into the game. The bids, of which all proceeds go to SpecialEffect, are currently sitting at over $420,000 and have seen all manner of bidders including YouTubers, Streamers and bidet companies.
Fall Guys is out now for PC and PS4 and is currently free on PS Plus until the end of this month.