Epic Games has announced that it has acquired the development company behind the hit game show style Battle-Royale, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Tonic Games, the parent company of developer Mediatonic, is joining Epic Games less than seven months after Fall Guys launched on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. The title is currently expected to arrive this summer on Xbox and Switch.
According to Epic Games and Mediatonic, the gameplay of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is not changing and the company will continue to invest in the title across all platforms. Fall Guys will still be available for purchase on all existing and announced platforms (yes, including Steam), and all versions will continue to receive future updates.
“At Tonic Games Group, we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was made for them,’ said Dave Bailey, co-founder and CEO of Tonic Games Group. Epic Games blog post. “With Epic, we feel like we’ve found a home that was made for us. They share our mission to create and support games that have a positive impact, empower others and stand the test of time and we couldn’t be more excited. be joining forces with them. “
Tonic Games and Mediatonic join Epic Games amid what appears to be a bigger publishing push from the gaming giant. Epic Games has soared high on its own mega-bit, Fortnite, over the past few years, and recently announced publishing agreements with developer Control Remedy Entertainment, developer Inside Playdead and developer The Last Guardian GenDesign. Epic Games is also the parent company of another developer with a popular living game, Rocket League developer Psyonix. Mediatonic says it would like to incorporate features currently in games like Fortnite and Rocket League, including account systems, cross play, team versus team modes, and more, but it’s something the team is looking into. currently. Fall Guys has already taken a page from games like Fortnite and Rocket League, incorporating crossover elements from other games like Cuphead, Team Fortress 2, Sonic the Hedgehog, Untitled Goose Game, and Doom.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout officially launched last August with positive reviews and overwhelming community reception, bringing together millions of players on PlayStation 4 and Steam. The title is currently in its third season of content, which is on the theme of winter. For more on Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, check out our opinion.