Epic Games Purchasing Fall Guys’ Mediatonic
Epic Games is officially purchasing Mediatonic’s parent company Tonic Games Group for what is likely a large chunk of change. Mediatonic and Epic Games have both confirmed the acquisition on their respective Twitter accounts, with Mediatonic releasing an additional FAQ. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is available right now for PS4, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
“At Tonic Games Group we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was made for them.’ With Epic, we feel like we have found a home that was made for us,” said CEO and co-founder of Tonic Games Group Dave Bailey. “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.”
Epic Games’ acquisition of Tonic Games Group is reminiscent of the Psyonix purchase which has helped improve the quality of Rocket League whilst making the game free-to-play. “Your gameplay isn’t changing and neither is our mission to bring Fall Guys to as many players as possible. Each season, we’ll continue to expand the game with new content, features, rounds, and costumes,” said Mediatonic.
“It’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,” said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney. Are you looking forward to seeing what comes out of this acquisition? Do you prefer Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout or Fortnite? Let us know in the comments below!