Fall Guys tops Twitch during weekend beta

Fall Guys tops Twitch during weekend beta

The upcoming chaotic party game from Mediatonic, Fall Guys, was the most-watched title on streaming platform Twitch over the weekend.

According to various trackers for the service, the title was briefly the most popular game on Twitch during its beta over the last weekend. Fall Guys was beaten only by the Just Chatting category on the streaming service. The beta for the title was available for 48 hours starting on Friday, July 24th.

Upon beating Fortnite in terms of viewership on Twitch that day, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney congratulated Mediatonic for their success.

Top seller

According to Twitch tracker SullyGnome, Fall Guys was watched for 2,375,620 hours in the last three days. Pre-orders for the game were also the sixth highest-selling item on Steam last week.

The lead designer of Fall Guys Joe Walsh described the title as the 'Takeshi's Castle' of video games when spoke to him last year.

Developer Mediatonic recently formed a new parent company called Tonic Games.

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