Epic Games acquired Mediatonic, the indie studio behind last summer’s surprise hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Epic says that this purchase will not affect future console release plans this summer.
Epic confirmed that it acquired Tonic Games Group, the parent company that owns Mediatonic, in a blog post. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney cites the company’s shared commitment to building a “metaverse,” a concept Sweeney has long been referring to, as the driving force behind the deal.
“It’s no secret that Epic is investing in building the metaverse and Tonic Games also shares this goal,” says Sweeney. “As Epic strives to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who know how to build powerful games, content and experiences.”
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On the Tonic Games side, the company reiterates its joint mission with Epic and says it is looking to use the deal as a way to further empower its developers in building ideas. new.
According to Epic’s blog post, the acquisition will not affect the upcoming Nintendo Switch and Xbox versions The boys fall. The game is currently scheduled to launch on those platforms this summer. The company said it will not make changes to the current gameplay or cross-platform support.
Most notably, the post doesn’t mention whether the game will continue to release on Steam. Epic has a long history of making PC games exclusive to the Epic Games Store, taking them out of Steam. This approach has attracted outrage among game fans over the years and has left the store with a bad reputation.
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