Epic has recently been in news with some latest info about its ongoing tussle with Apple, on its attempt in branding the latter as a technological monopoly creator. But latest sources indicate that the game developer and distributor is also busy expanding its business.
According to the latest info, the Fortnite creator is acquiring video game studio Mediatonic, the maker of the smash hit Fall Guys, for an undisclosed sum. The deal was officially announced by Epic Games itself and marks one of Epic’s higher-profile acquisitions after it purchases social video app Houseparty and Rocket League developer Psyonix.
Fall Guys draws inspiration from game shows like Takeshi’s castle and Wipeout. It makes players compete in mini-games that often result in slapstick failure until only one player is left standing.
From what we know, Fall Guys will remain available on Steam for the time being, and the developer is still bringing the game to both the Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms. Epic stated that the game will also be made to be available on the PC and will be sold on the Epic Game Store.
“It’s no secret that Epic is invested in building the Metaverse and Tonic Games shares this goal. As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who know how to build powerful games, content, and experiences. 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.”