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PlayStation have announced that Fall Guys has officially become the most downloaded PS Plus game of all time.
Announcing the news via a tweet, the official PlayStation account broke the facts earlier today, and I have to say I'm not at all surprised. The indie game from developers Mediatonic has become the darling of the internet, with seemingly every person with a console chasing after those elusive crowns.
After all, who can deny the simple pleasure of wobbly jelly beans adorably tackling (and being bounced around) candy-coloured assault courses in a variety of whimsical outfits. Nobody, that's who.
There's also the small fact that the Fall Guys Twitter account has been pumping out spicy memes since day dot, and setting up cool marketing ploys like getting Fall Out Boy to respond to them, promising to delete the Yellow Team at 1 million retweets and having brands initiate a bidding war to get their customised costumes into the game, with all the proceeds going to gaming accessibility charity SpecialEffect.
:fire: BATTLE OF THE BRANDS :fire:- Fall Guys :crown: (@FallGuysGame) August 17, 2020
The thirst from brands has been unreal... so we're turning it into something positive!
Prize: Your brand inside Fall Guys as a costume!
:point_right: To enter:
Reply to this tweet with the highest amount of money you would be willing to donate to @SpecialEffect
So which game held the astounding record previously? The answer, I'm sure, will come as a bit of a shock. My money was on Rocket League, which was explosively popular when it was free to download way back in 2015. But according to Sony's own statistics, the top 5 most popular games until now were, in order:
-Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered (March 2019)
-Sonic Forces (March 2020)
-Shadow Of The Colossus (March 2020)
-Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3 (June 2018)
-Destiny 2 (September 2018)
Now, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, I can understand. The original game was a blast and the remastered version was more of the same, so that makes sense. But Sonic Forces? Really? A surprise to be sure.
If, somehow, you're still one of the apparently very few people who own a PlayStation Plus subscription and haven't yet downloaded the game, you've only got until August 31st to do so before it goes up to full price.
PC players can also get in on the action by buying the game on Steam, while Xbox and Switch players will, I guess, just have to sit quietly in the corner and watch.
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