UPDATE 11:30 PM: Following tonight’s Fall Guys free-to-play announcement, developer Mediatonic has provided some additional details on the PC version, confirming that the game will be removed from Steam on June 21st – although existing users will be able to continue playing on Valve’s platform.
The news is of course not very surprising; Epic Games acquired Mediatonic in 2021, and while the developer insisted that Fall Guys would “remain available on Steam” at that point, the money followed a similar path to Rocket League – eventually resulting in Steam tipping in favor of Epic Games Store was abandoned after becoming free-to-play following an acquisition by Epic.
So here we are; Starting June 21, when Fall Guys is removed from the Steam listing, new players will only be able to access the game by downloading the launcher from the Epic Games Store. However, existing Steam users will not be forced into a mandatory switch and will be able to continue playing as before, with Mediaonic promising that the Steam version will “continue to receive all usual updates”, including new seasons, patches and features.
ORIGINAL STORY 6:35 p.m.: Knockout battle royale game Fall Guys will be free to play starting June 21, developer Mediatonic has announced. In addition, the change in the monetization model coincides with that of the game