Psyonix’s car soccer game launched for free on PS4 through PlayStation Plus in 2015. It arrived on Xbox and Switch in the years that followed. Epic Games acquired it and the studio in 2019. A year later, Rocket League went free-to-play and ditched Steam. It even rebooted its seasonal calendar to mark the occasion.


The Fortnite-ification of Rocket League also brought with it a big resurgence in active players, and it seems like that’s a big part of the current push with Fall Guys. The former saw its Steam concurrent players double to 140,000 when it went free-to-play, even though it was no longer for sale on that platform. While Fall Guys had a big summer debut in 2020 in the early days of the global pandemic, interest and players have dropped off with each subsequent season, at least on Steam.

To capitalize on the coming influx of new players, Fall Guys’ next season will be called Free For All, featuring new levels, costumes, and challenges. It will also have a new premium currency called Showbucks, because no free-to-play transformation is complete without an added layer of microtransactions.