After a hugely successful beta, party game battle royale Fall Guys has had an even better launch. The multi-coloured multiplayer game has had peak concurrent players higher than several recent triple-A hits in its first week.
Pointed out by video games industry analyst Benji-Sales, Fall Guys’ concurrent players record on Steam is 124,772, which is more than Doom Eternal, Sea of Thieves, Resident Evil 3, and Horizon Zero Dawn. Not bad for a game developed, as Sales points out, by a team that only had 30 employees at its biggest. It should be noted, too, that these are just Steam numbers, not including the PlayStation 4 players, where Fall Guys launched as part of this month’s free games on PlayStation Plus. So, yeah, lot of people doing a lot of falling down this week.
That being said, maintaining this kind of mammoth launch hasn’t been without its trials. Fall Guys servers have been intermittently struggling, leading to them going down entirely, as players flood the platform game. Everything’s back to normal at time of writing, but do bear with developer Mediatonic and publisher Devolver Digital in the meantime.
Some Fall Guys players have been getting very creative in their methods to achieve and edge. One man resorted to using jelly beans, determined to win at least one crown using the makeshift controller.
Want to know how massive a success Fall Guys is? Today it has peaked at nearly 125k concurrent players on Steam. Comparison to other big 2020 releases peak concurrent
Fall Guys – 124,772
DOOM Eternal – 104,891
Sea of Thieves – 66,906
Resident Evil 3 – 60,293
Horizon ZD – 56,557 pic.twitter.com/RbDEqhHW7e
— Benji-Sales (@BenjiSales) August 8, 2020
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