Toy Story’s Buzz and Woody head to Fall Guys this week
The beans have new friends in Buzz and Woody, as these two characters arrive in a Fall Guys–Toy Story crossover this week. The official Twitter page announced the news on Monday. Epic Games has provided no specific timing. This comes shortly after the announcement of a price hike of the in-game currency Show-Bucks last week.
It seems likely that this Fall Guys Toy Story crossover may replace the current Fame Pass, which has Final Fantasy XIV characters running around in this unusual battle royale. If you are reading this on Monday, you still have time to get the Fame Pass and unlock at least some of the characters like the Fat Chocobo.
According to Epic Games, the price of Show-Bucks will be going up on October 27 for the United States and other territories. For example, you’ll need to pay $8.99 for 1,000 Show-Bucks. Thankfully, it seems like this Toy Story promotion could arrive before that timeframe.
The bump in Show-bucks also arrives in the wake of layoffs at parent company Epic Games. Last week, it cut 16% of its workforce, around 830 employees.
“For a while now, we’ve been spending way more money than we earn, investing in the next evolution of Epic and growing Fortnite as a metaverse-inspired ecosystem for creators,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney in an official blog post. “I had long been optimistic that we could power through this transition without layoffs, but in retrospect I see that this was unrealistic.”
Epic Games and Disney have collaborated before
It hasn’t been fully confirmed yet how these layoffs have affected the Mediatonic team. But the Fall Guys publisher Epic Games and Disney have collaborated many times. Fall Guys has previously featured characters from Encanto and The Jungle Book. In Fortnite, you can play as Star Wars heroes like Luke Skywalker and Han Solo. We’ve also been able to shoot foes as Captain America and The Hulk in Fortnite.
Disney continues to keep Toy Story in the limelight. Back in June 2023, the kart racer Disney Speedstorm added Buzz, Woody, Jessie, and Bo Peep in its second season. That game currently has Aladdin characters you can unlock.
With all these crossovers, it makes you wonder if we’ll hear more about the fifth Toy Story movie soon.