Epic Games has announced the acquisition of Mediatonic, creator of the multiplayer sensation Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout.
The bizarre staging experience shot the developers to stardom back in 2020, presenting players like a fun, nutritious multiplayer, as if the epidemic was taking its toll.
It attracted millions of players and has since adopted a seasonal model with substantial amounts of crossovers, new stages and other content updates. While its popularity has diminished to some extent, Epic Games still sees a lot of potential in Mediatonic.
Sudden takeover was announced yesterday Official blog postHowever, the exact amount of the deal is unknown. Nevertheless, it is a very big trick.
“At Tonic Games Group we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was built for them. With Epic, we feel like we’ve found a home that was built for us.’ Was, ”said Dave Bailey, Tonic Games Group co-founder and CEO.
They share our mission to create and support sports that have a positive impact, empower others and stand the test of time and we could not be more excited to join their team. “
As for Fall Friends, Mediatonic has stated that the acquisition will make the game completely unchanged. It will work normally on PS4 and PC, and is scheduled to come on Xbox and Nintendo Switch soon. Mediatonic describes the news as a “big win” for the game, which will now be able to fulfill its ambitions more quickly.
“Since Fall Friends broke up in August, we’ve put everything in the game, and the Fall Friends team has already grown from 35 to 150+ in a big way,” The studio said. “Nevertheless, there is a lot for our players that we want to make. With our publisher Deolver Digital and supporting us with Fall Boys, Foul Play, and Hateful Boyfriends, we as an independent studio have been able to bring some truly unique experiences to the players. By joining forces with Epic will accelerate our plan to reach Folves as much as possible to improve the game and continue to support the community. “
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