Epic Games has purchased Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Fall Guys studio Mediatonic. The collective also includes publisher Irregular Corporation and another studio, Fortitude Games.
“In addition to the shared vision between our teams, we see tremendous potential in joining forces with Epic,” Tonic Games Group co-founder and chief games officer Paul Croft said in a statement. “Whether it’s making our own games the best they can be or enabling other game developers to take their content from a kernel of an idea to commercial success, we know that together we will be able to reach greater heights.”
The Fall Guys “gameplay doesn’t change,” Epic said. The company plans to continue investing in the hit platformer battle royale. The game is currently available on PlayStation 4, PS5 and Steam. Fall Guys lands on Nintendo Switch and Xbox this summer. Presumably, after this deal, it will also come to the Epic Games Store in the future.
In a blog post, Mediatonic says it hopes to bring some of the features of Fortnite and Rocket League over to Fall Guys. Those include account systems, cross-play and squad vs squad modes. Unlike those other two games, Fall Guys is not going free-to-play, at least not for the time being. Fall Guys already uses the same anti-cheat software as Fortnite.
The news comes on the same day that Fall Guys received five BAFTA Games Awards nominations. Mediatonic recently revealed a futuristic theme for the game’s upcoming fourth season.
Epic Games has bought ‘Fall Guys’ studio Mediatonic