Fall Guys is smartly trying to follow the same road as Rocket League with a free month on PS Plus as part of Sony’s August games selection, and it’s live today.
At the time of this writing, the game has not yet hit the store for download, but you can keep checking the store selection at this link here to see when it’s up, and I will update this post when it is. Modern Warfare 2 Remastered went live at about 3 PM ET a few days ago, so I would expect Fall Guys to appear no later than that today, but hopefully earlier.
There are two easy ways to download Fall Guys for free if you have a PS Plus subscription. The first is the giant Plus logo that appears on your homescreen on PS4, which will take you right to the main page where Fall Guys should be featured when it’s live. The second is the PS Plus tab in the PlayStation store itself. Fall Guys is not a huge game, so you don’t have to worry about some massive Call of Duty style download. You will keep the game as long as you have a PS Plus subscription, but lose it if you don’t.
The game officially launches on PC and PlayStation in September, but again, the goal here is to try to replicate the success of a game like Rocket League which rose to prominence with a free month on PlayStation so everyone could see how cool it was. This translated into interest for the final release and the rest is history, with the game being a huge hit that has spanned years.
Does Fall Guys have what it takes to be the next Rocket League? Early indications are that it’s bound to be pretty popular, given the interest we’ve seen for the game on Twitch in its betas so far. Developer Mediatonic is perhaps not one you’ve heard of, but they have worked on dozens and dozens of games across the web and mobile in addition to newer titles like Gears Pop! for Microsoft and its last collaboration with Devolver Digital before Fall Guys, a remake of Hatoful Boyfriend, the pigeon dating game. Yes, you read that correctly.
But Fall Guys looks to be a breakout moment for the studio and for Devolver as a publisher, as hype for Fall Guys has already seemed to surpass rival BR entries from larger studios like Ubisoft’s HyperScape. The game is goofy and physics-based and has established a quirky social media presence already. Most of the big name streamers I know are about to give it a shot this month after the limited previews we’ve seen so far, as it’s a great “viewer” game with a lot of antics to be had.
Now, pretty much the entire PlayStation population will get to experience it for themselves today with this PS Plus feature. I may have to wait until next week when I’m back in town to play, but I like what I’ve seen so far. Check back here for the exact time Fall Guys is live on PS Plus.