Epic games has acquired Mediatonic

Epic Games has acquired Tonic Games Group, the company that owns Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout studio Mediatonic. The announcement came via joint post on the Epic Games blog, the purchase is light on details , but it also states that Fall Guys’ “gameplay isn’t changing.” The plans to bring the game to Nintendo Switch and Xbox will continue as previously announced.
“Beyond the shared vision among our teams, we see tremendous potential in combining forces with Epic,” says Paul Croft, Tonic Games Group’s co-founder and Chief Games Officer, from Epic’s blog post. “Whether it’s about making our own games the best they can be or empowering 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.”

Tonic Games Group is an organization encompassing multiple studios, including other small companies like The Irregular Corporation, a publisher of indie titles like PC Building Simulator and Touch Type Tale and Fortitude Games, a U.K studio that has not yet announced its first project yet.

Interestingly, Fall Guys is built by using the Unity game engine,the rival of Epic’s Unreal engine platform. Despite that, the companies say they hope to bring Fortnite-style features like crossplay to Fall Guys in the future.