Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Fall Guys developer Mediatonic, has been acquired by Fortnite and Unreal Engine developer Epic Games.
Both parties shared blog posts announcing the acquisition moments after Bloomberg leaked the deal. through a tweet. In the Epic Games post, the company notes that the game’s cross-platform approach is going nowhere as “Epic will continue to invest to make the game a great experience for players on all platforms.”
Epic Games is no stranger to acquisitions, though it typically tends to focus its M&A efforts on tech-focused companies, which are likely to bolster its Unreal Engine offerings. When you acquire game studios, they tend to be the teams behind top multiplayer hits like Fall Guys itself and its acquisition in 2019 of Rocket league developer Psyonix.
“At Tonic Games Group we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was made for them,'” reads a statement from Tonic Games Group co-founder and CEO Dave Bailey. “With Epic, we feel we’ve found a home made for us. You share our mission to create and support games that positively impact, empower others, and stand the test of time, and we couldn’t be more excited to join forces with your team. “.
In their own blog post, the Mediatonic team notes that the move will help the studio improve Fall Guys, expand the scope of the game and help better support your sizeable community. Mediatonic’s cross-track cross-play support could be one of the areas Epic Games can help you expand into, along with other features of Fortnite Y Rocket league that could come to Fall Guys including account systems, crossover play, and squad vs. squad modes.
“We are proud of the creative culture of Mediatonic and this is something that Epic really values as well,” closes the Mediatonic team. “We are focused on creating games that empower our players, create joy and bring people together for fun, and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities that lie ahead.”