Epic acquires Fall Guys outfit Tonic Video games Group

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Epic Video games at this time introduced the acquisition of Tonic Video games Group, the father or mother firm of Fall Guys: Final Knockout developer Mediatonic.

Along with Mediatonic, Tonic Video games Group contains publishing label The Irregular Company (Homicide by Numbers, PC Constructing Simulator) and start-up studio Fortitude Video games.

“It is no secret that Epic is invested in constructing the metaverse and Tonic Video games shares this purpose,” stated Epic Video games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney. “As Epic works to construct this digital future, we want nice artistic expertise who know how you can construct highly effective video games, content material and experiences.”

Phrases of the deal weren’t introduced.

As for what occurs with Fall Guys, Epic stated it will not be pulling it from any storefronts, and “will proceed to put money into making the sport an excellent expertise for gamers throughout platforms.”

“With Epic, we really feel like we’ve got discovered a house that was made for us,” stated Tonic Video games Group co-founder and CEO Dave Bailey. “They share our mission to construct and assist video games which have a optimistic influence, empower others and stand the check of time and we could not be extra excited to be becoming a member of forces with their staff.”

Whereas Epic has been lively on the acquisitions entrance in recent times, it extra ceaselessly purchases firms to construct out the tech behind its Unreal Engine as a substitute of recreation growth studios.

Its earlier growth acquisitions have been headlined by the 2019 pick-up of Rocket League developer Psyonix and the 2008 buy of Undertow developer Chair Leisure, which went on to create the Infinity Blade collection.

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