Fall Guys Developer Mediatonic Acquired by Epic Games

Following the success of Fall Guys, Epic Games announced that it has acquired UK-based corporation Tonic Games Group consisting of developers Mediatonic and Fortitude Games, publishing arm The Irregular Corporation, and Skillshare-esque platform Tonic U.

β€œIt’s no secret that Epic is invested in building the metaverse and Tonic Games shares this goal. As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who know how to build powerful games, content and experiences.” Epic Games Founder and CEO Tim Sweeney said in a blog post on Tuesday.

In an FAQ published by Mediatonic, the company states that this won’t affect Fall Guys in any capacity, and the game will still be available on Steam and the PlayStation Store in addition to its upcoming releases on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One/Series. They also mentioned that they’re interested in bringing some of Fortnite and Rocket League’s features made possible by Epic to the game such as cross-play, account linking and squad vs. squad modes.

The company also affirmed that they have no current plans to make Fall Guys free-to-play, which has been an ongoing debate considering its declining player count and initial PS Plus launch.

Fall Guys is currently available on PC via Steam and PS4, and will be released on the Switch and Xbox One/Series consoles this summer.


Featured image courtesy of Epic Games.