Fall Guys, a new platform battle Royale game from developer Mediatonic quickly became one of the most hyped games of 2020, along with Among Us. Since its launch on PC and PlayStation 4 back in August 2020, the game went to sell over 11 million copies on Steam, and it also became the most downloaded free PlayStation Plus game of all time.
Earlier today, a message from Reddit user ronbag gained some traction as it showed the Xbox team teasing the arrival of Fall Guys in Xbox Game Pass. The Xbox Game Pass team is known for its use of a funny tone on social media, but this reply to a comment on the official Xbox Game Pass Instagram account looked pretty serious.
Unfortunately, the news that Fall Guys is coming to Xbox Game Pass has since been denied by both the official Fall Guys Twitter account as well as the one from the game's publisher Devolver Digital. "There are no plans for Fall Guys to come to any form of Gamepass," the publisher tweeted a couple of minutes ago.
There are no plans for Fall Guys to come to any form of Gamepass.
— Devolver Digital (@devolverdigital) January 20, 2021
Fall Guys coming to Xbox consoles and Xbox Game Pass would have been great news for Microsoft's game subscription service, which recently welcomed the indie hit Among Us on PC. Even though the publisher's tweet was pretty clear, there's still a small chance that the original message from the Xbox Game Pass team was true.
As you may recall, we've seen the same thing happen with Control, the latest game from Remedy that joined Xbox Game Pass for Console last month and will be available for PC subscribers tomorrow. Xbox head Phil Spencer first announced in a December 2019 interview that the game was coming soon to Xbox Game Pass, but publisher Remedy was quick to deny it. One year later, the game did eventually come to Xbox Game Pass.
We'll see what happens with Fall Guys, but the developer should really strike the iron while it's hot and bring it to more platforms until the next gaming phenomenon shows up. If iOS and Android versions are also in the works, it would be surprising to see Fall Guys skip Xbox consoles entirely when Among us, another indie hit recently launched on Nintendo Switch with Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions to follow in 2021.