Mediatonic, known as the creator of popular battle royale Fall Guys, joins Epic Games. The deal won’t affect the title’s presence on Steam.
Epic Games announced the acquisition of Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Mediatonic, on its official website. The sum of the deal remains undisclosed.
According to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, the company is investing in building the so-called metaverse, and Fall Guys creators share this goal of building a “virtual future,” as well.
“They really love Fall Guys and our team at Mediatonic,” the studio says of why Epic Games decided to buy the company. “We’ll continue to be the same team, working on the same game, but we’ll now have the full power of Epic Games to help us take the game to new (dizzying) heights.”
Mediatonic detailed how the deal will affect Fall Guys. The studio will continue to expand the game, planning to add some features from Rocket League and Fortnite. The list includes account systems, cross-play, and squad vs squad modes.
Developers also pointed out that people will still be able to buy Fall Guys on Steam and PlayStation. The studio is now working on bringing the game to Xbox and Nintendo Switch.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, launched in August 2020 with the help of publisher Devolver Digital, attracted over 1.5 million players on its first day. The game also became the most downloadable title in the history of PS Plus.