Fall Guys is announcing something big next week, and fans are already predicting what it could be.
Fall Guys developer Mediatonic has tweeted that it’s got a “big announcement” in store for next week. The tweet didn’t give any hints on what it’s got planned for the colourful battle royale game that is Fall Guys, but you don’t have long to wait to find out. Mediatonic will be hosting a live stream on Twitch and YouTube on May 16 at 6 pm BST / 10 am PT / 1 pm ET, where all will be revealed.
🚨 THE BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ™ 🚨🗓️ 16th of May⏰ 18:00 BST📺 W H E R E ?YouTube: https://t.co/bGKEHjiQPhTwitch: https://t.co/ET3QrsrlrHAlso on Twitter, TikTok… everywhere❤️ this tweet to be automatically notified when the announcement is live! 👀 pic.twitter.com/JbZOzY4TQJMay 12, 2022
Following the tweet, fans have been speculating what the fuss is all about. Some think Fall Guys will be transitioning to the free-to-play model to help the game’s dwindling player numbers. “Predicting that it might be going free. I hope since it might bring some people in who didn’t want to spend 20 bucks but were interested in the game,” wrote one Twitter user.
Many fans are also predicting that the announcement will involve the rumoured Fortnite and Fall Guys crossover event (opens in new tab). Last week, a Fortnite leaker revealed that mysterious URLs ‘Epic Fallguys Extension’ and ‘Epic Fallguyz Ektenzion’, had been redirecting visitors to the official Fortnite website, suggesting that the battle-royale heavyweights will be going head to head in the near future.
Another popular opinion is that the Fall Guys will finally be coming to both Switch and Xbox. Twitter user Meyer1128 is particularly keen to see the game on Microsoft’s console, tweeting (opens in new tab), “If it’s not the release date for Xbox ima lose it”.
Meanwhile, the likelihood of the announcement being a Switch release is high after Nintendo of America (opens in new tab) retweeted Mediatonic’s post. Perhaps the biggest hint that the announcement involves Fall Guys launching on Xbox and Switch comes from the game’s subreddit (opens in new tab), which shows a supposed in-game message asking fans to “Tune in to hear the latest news about Xbox, Nintendo Switch and more!”
Fall Guys’ “big announcement” could be any, all or potentially none of these theories. We’ll have to wait for official word from Mediatonic on Monday to find out.
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