Epic Games Has Acquired Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic
Epic Games has officially acquired Tonic Games Group, the development company behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
Epic shared the news while also confirming that “your gameplay isn’t changing and Epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.”
Mediatonic also announced the news with a FAQ that is set to answer some of the biggest questions regarding the future of Fall Guys.
Alongside revealing that the Fall Guys team has already grown from 35 to 150, Mediatonic promised that “your gameplay isn’t changing” and that this acquisition will help them bring a ton of features already seen Fortnite and Rocket League, other games owned by Epic.
These features include account systems, cross-play, squad vs squad modes, and more.
While Mediatonic mentioned that Fall Guys will continue to remain on Steam, it had nothing more to announce regarding a possible move to a free-to-play model.
As to why Mediatonic chose Epic, the developer said they’ve been “mutual friends for a while” and that the team has “a lot in common and share a lot of the same goals.”
“It’s no secret that Epic is invested in building the metaverse and Tonic Games shares this goal. As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who know how to build powerful games, content and experiences,” Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said.
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Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is in the middle of its third season and has recently begun teasing season 4, which is titled Fall Guys 4041 and appears to invoke an ’80s sci-fi theme.
Fall Guys has been a runaway success since it launched last year, even becoming the most downloaded PlayStation Plus game of all time.
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