Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic

Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic ;Epic Games has officially acquired Tonic Games Group, the company behind Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.

The report came from Epic's official blog, promising players that "your gameplay will not change and Epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms." Truth be told, the current roadmap for Fall Guys doesn't seem to be changing. Epic's announcement said the game will stay on PC and PlayStation, and Xbox Series X | It assures that ports planned for the S and Nintendo Switch are still on the way.

Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic
Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic

One of the few surprise hits of 2020, Fall Guys rose in popularity after being released as a free download for PlayStation Plus subscribers. In the weeks after launch, it became the most downloaded PlayStation Plus game of all time. Over the year, the game's developer, Mediatonic, has grown its team from 35 to 150 at launch. For Mediatonic, Epic says the acquisition will open the door to features found in stablemates Fortnite and Rocket League. This includes but is not limited to account features, cross-platform play, team modes, and more.

A major concern for fans since the announcement has been the fate of the PC version of the game. Fall Guys has launched on Steam and will stay there, according to both Epic and Mediatonic. Of course this will be seen. The PC version of Rocket League was available on Steam until Epic bought developer Psyonix. The game was removed from Steam and reappeared as an Epic Store exclusive. However, there was no news of the transition from either camp to a free-to-play business model.

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