The Beans Fall Into Bilibili
After it was reported that the Chinese video-sharing website Bilibili secured rights for a mobile version of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, developer Mediatonic has confirmed the announcement. It was initially spotted on Bilibili from research firm Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who shared his discovery on Twitter along with a link and a video of the game:
Chinese games and entertainment company Bilibili has secured the rights to publish a mobile version of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout in China.
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) August 22, 2020
Although it wasn’t a confirmation that a port was ready, it was the first step for the platform expansion so many fans are asking for. Bill Croft, the co-founder of Mediatonic, verified the news with The Verge by saying that the mobile rights were secured in China. He added on by saying the following:
As you can imagine, we’ve had a lot of questions about platforms since launch, and of course we’d love to release on more platforms in the future but for now we’re focusing our efforts on PC and PS4.”
Bilibili will be the exclusive provider for the mobile version of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. In China, the game’s title will be translated into Jelly Bean: Ultimate Knockout. The name change is taken from the character model and shape of Fall Guys, who mostly resemble colorful bean-shaped avatars. The PC and PS4 versions also have the same name in their titles.
While there is no current word on what other systems the game will be falling toward, the developers did mention that they would “love to bring the game to other platforms further down the line.”.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout has been receiving massive positive reception since its August 4, 2020 release. Its audience grew overnight with over 1.5 million players during the launch period, experiencing unexpected numbers of traffic for the development team. The current Steam Chart count is at 164, 585 players, which is extremely close to its all-time peak of 172, 026 players.