Mediatonic, the British game developer behind the critically acclaimed platform battle royale title Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, is now officially part of the Epic Games family. Parent company Tonic Games Group and Epic Games confirmed the acquisition in separate blog posts published today, which clarified that the deal would have no effect on Fall Guys’ gameplay and Mediatonic’s role in the increasingly popular franchise. Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will also remain purchasable on both PlayStation and Steam platforms.
“At Tonic Games Group we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was made for them,'” said Dave Bailey, Tonic Games Group Co-Founder and CEO. “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.”
“Beyond the shared vision among our teams, we see tremendous potential in combining forces with Epic,” said Paul Croft, Tonic Games Group, Co-Founder and Chief Games Officer. “Whether it’s about making our own games the best they can be or empowering other game developers to take their content from a kernel of an idea to commercial success, we know that together we will be able to reach greater heights.”
“It’s no secret that Epic is invested in building the metaverse and Tonic Games shares this goal,” said Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Founder and CEO. “As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who know how to build powerful games, content and experiences.”
Mediatonic’s Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout will also be available on Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles this summer. As noted above, this is a massively multiplayer party game that lets up to 60 players compete against one another in obstacle courses, tags, and other classic challenges. It’s also known for its cast of extremely cute, jellybean-like figures.