Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Fall Guys develops Mediatonic, has been acquired by Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games.
Both parties shared blog posts announcing the acquisition moments after the deal was leaked by Bloomberg via a tweet. In the Epic Games post, the company notes that the game’s multiplatform focus is not going anywhere, as “Epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms.”
Epic Games is no stranger to acquisitions, though it usually tends to focus its M&A efforts on technology-focused companies, likely to strengthen its offer to Unreal Engine. When it comes to game studios, they tend to be the teams behind major multiplayer successes such as Fall Guys itself and the acquisition of Rocket League develops Psyonix.
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In their own blog post, the Mediatonic team notes that the move will help the studio improve Fall Guysexpand the game’s reach, and help you better support the significant community. Mediatonic tips cross-play support may be one of the areas where Epic Games can help it expand, along with other features from Fortnite and Rocket League which could come to Fall Guys including account systems, cross-play and squad vs squad mode.
“We are proud of Mediatonic’s creative culture, and this is something Epic also greatly appreciates,” concludes the Mediatonic team. “We are focused on creating games that give our players strength, create joy and bring people together to have fun, and we could not be more excited about the opportunities ahead.”