Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout apparently has Switch support files hidden within.
It’s not a secret that Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is massively popular. In a mere week, it topped two million sales on the PC version alone, it’s clear they aren’t going to remain on PS4 and PC alone.
While no word has dropped about when we may see them drop the news of a Switch or Xbox One version, dataminers have deduced that Mediatonic and Devolver Digital have implemented the Switch SDK, showing signs that it could feasibly be coming to the Switch.
Interestingly, Fall Guys has the "NintendoSDKPlugin.dll" file in its game files on Steam.
This means that the Fall Guys Unity project has support for the Nintendo Switch's SDK (not necessarily that it *will* come to Switch). It's also been there since the first version.
— OatmealDome (@OatmealDome) August 19, 2020
Located by dataminer, OatmealDome, he dug deep in the Steam files, finding a “NintendoSDKPlugin.dll” file. When asked if this could be for Switch Pro controller support for Steam, the self-described “Switch and iOS tinkerer” refuted it by explaining the file is only for developing games for the Nintendo Switch. They were careful, though, as this isn’t confirmation that it’s coming to the Switch.
In all fairness, this could be a simple mistake on Mediatonic’s part. They could’ve accidentally activated Switch support in the Fall Guys file.
If it doesn't come to Switch I'll be very shocked.
However, pardon me if my Unity knowledge is incorrect but doesn't Unity contain the SDKs required to compile your game for different platforms (ie this could just be a leftover or something)?
— Rexowogamer (Rexo)/Bear21 (#PrideEternity 🏳️🌈) (@RexogamerS) August 19, 2020
Mediatonic has expressed interest in bringing the game to other consoles, however, they wanted to focus on the PlayStation and PC releases first and revisit the idea later on. It does, however, seem as though they could make a killing in the Switch market, with the type of game it is – a colorful mini-game battle royale.
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