Epic Games the company behind the smash-hit Fortnite has acquired Mediatonic as it buys out the Tonic Games Group. The news comes from a statement made by Epic Games on Tuesday.
Epic Games have made some further high-end acquisitions recently, with one of the more prominent ones being the purchased of Psyonix, the development studio behind Rocket League. There was also a purchase of Houseparty, the social media video application.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was released on both Windows and PlayStation 4 in August of 2020. The game is to remain on Steam after this acquisition and there are still further plans to bring the game to Nintendo Switch as well as Xbox One/Series X/S in 2021.
The feelings at Tonic Games Group are nothing but positive, with the Co-Founder and CEO Dave Bailey stating “With Epic, we feel like we have found a home that was made for us. They share our mission to build and support games that have a positive impact, empower others and stand the test of time and we couldn’t be more excited to be joining forces with their team.”
The purchase is a big deal for Epic Games with Fall Guys selling more then 7 million copies within the first few weeks of release in 2020. Mediatonic have stated that there are several features within both Rocket League and Fortnite that they would love to bring across to Fall Guys, such as cross-play and squad modes stating “we’ll now have the full power of Epic Games to help us take the game to new (dizzying) heights.”