Epic Games scores an important blow, officially acquiring Tonic Games Group, the company to which we owe the particular Fall Guys multiplayer battle royale. The announcement was posted on the official sites of Mediatonic and Epic Games.
Like a bolt from the blue, the official announcement of Tonic Games Group’s acquisition by Epic Games arrived yesterday evening. The Mediatonic collective thus joins Tim Sweeney’s company, expanding the portfolio of the creators of Fortnite with another multiplayer particularly followed since its inception.
In the statement on the official website, Mediatonic clarifies that the current gaming experience will not change. Indeed, with Epic Games’ support, it will now be possible to carry out all the plans for Fall Guys’ support more quickly.
As explained in the company blog, the development studio has grown from thirty people to over one hundred and fifty members. The plans are different: in a small FAQ section, Mediatonic states that there are currently no plans to transform Fall Guys into a free-to-play and that the community’s relationship will not undergo any changes.
“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. 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.”CEO of Tonic Games Group, Dave Bailey