Epic Games bought Tonic Games Group, which includes Mediatonic and Fall Guys
In a huge but not exactly surprising move, Epic Games is buying Tonic Games Group, which means developer Mediatonic and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout “join the Epic Games family.”
"Thanks to our publisher Devolver Digital supporting and championing us along the way with Fall Guys, Foul Play, and Hatoful Boyfriend, we've been able to deliver some truly unique experiences for gamers as an independent studio," Mediatonic said. “Joining forces with Epic will accelerate our plans to improve the game and bring Fall Guys to as many players as possible, while continuing to support the community. »
For now, I wouldn't expect any drastic changes to the game, and current Fall Guys owners should be aware - at least for a while - if Epic's Psyonix and Rocket League pickup is anything. things to do. (As a reminder, Rocket League is now "unlisted" on the Steam store but is still playable for owners.)
Mediatonic has "nothing to announce at this time" for free-to-play plans, but yes.
The studio said that Fall Guys "will remain purchasable on Steam and PlayStation" and that "if you own the game on those platforms [or the upcoming Nintendo Switch or Xbox versions], you will still be able to play it from there and receive future updates. Along with the expected new seasonal updates, Mediatonic also introduced features like account systems, cross-play, and team modes.
"It's no secret that Epic is invested in building the metaverse and Tonic Games shares that goal," said CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney. “As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who knows how to create powerful games, content and experiences. »
To add: Tonic Games Group also includes The Irregular Corporation and Fortitude Games.