Fall Guys developer Mediatonic has been acquired by Fortnite studio Epic Video games, increasing the North Carolina developer’s battle royale empire even additional.
“Big information! Mediatonic are happy to announce that we have joined the Epic Video games household,” the UK studio mentioned on Twitter.
Individually, Epic Video games confirmed in a weblog publish that it acquired your complete Tonic Video games Group, which is the mother or father firm of Mediatonic.
What does this all imply for Fall Guys? “Your gameplay is not altering and Epic will proceed to put money into making the sport an awesome expertise for gamers throughout platforms,” Epic mentioned. “Your favourite colourful beans will nonetheless stumble via the chaos on PC, PlayStation, and shortly Nintendo Swap and Xbox.”
After Epic Video games purchased Rocket League studio Psyonix, the sport went free-to-play and was faraway from Steam in favor of the Epic Video games Retailer. For now at the very least, Fall Guys stays a paid recreation and continues to be out there for buy on Steam.
“At Tonic Video games Group we frequently say that ‘Everybody deserves a recreation that feels prefer it was made for them.’ With Epic, we really feel like we’ve discovered a house that was made for us. They share our mission to construct and assist video games which have a constructive impression, empower others and stand the check of time and we couldn’t be extra excited to be becoming a member of forces with their group,” Tonic Video games Group co-founder and CEO Dave Bailey mentioned in a press release.
Tonic Video games Group co-founder and chief video games officer Paul Croft added that he sees “super progress potential” for combining with Epic.
“Whether or not it is about making our personal video games the most effective they are often or empowering different recreation builders to take their content material from a kernel of an concept to business success, we all know that collectively we can attain higher heights,” Croft mentioned.
Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney additionally had a press release on the buyout.
“It is no secret that Epic is invested in constructing the metaverse and Tonic Video games shares this aim. As Epic works to construct this digital future, we’d like nice artistic expertise who know easy methods to construct highly effective video games, content material, and experiences,” he mentioned.
The acquisition of Tonic Video games Group is simply the most recent massive buyout of a recreation studio by Epic, as the corporate beforehand acquired Rocket League studio Psyonix.
Exterior of recreation studios themselves, Epic has in recent times acquired firms just like the middleware firm RAD and the builders of the Houseparty app.
Epic Video games is a non-public firm so it doesn’t often disclose the monetary phrases of its enterprise dealings, so we do not know the way a lot Epic paid for Tonic Video games.
GameSpot might get a fee from retail provides.