Epic Games continues to take over everything popular it can get its hands on, with a new purchase of Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout developer, Mediatonic. It joins the collective of games like Fortnite and Rocket league, which Epic now keeps safe and dry under its development umbrella. This move will keep the game as it is for now, but Mediatonic will continue plans to expand its developer and support team base, having already jumped from just 30 employees to over 150 since the release of Fall Guys in 2020.
"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," said Mediatonic CEO, Dave Bailey in a statement on the purchase. "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."
Epic was similarly complimentary of Mediatonic, claiming that the team there would be an excellent addition to the Epic family, and would help drive the vision of Epic forward in the years to come.
One concern some gamers had about this news, though, was that it would mean Fall Guys would be removed from Steam and would become an Epic Games exclusive, as has been the case with a number of Epic buys in recent years. However, that won't be the case. At least for now. Epic has made it clear that Fall Guys will remain on Steam for the foreseeable future, for existing players and potential new buyers.
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is currently available on PC and PS4, and will launch on Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S in Q2 2021. Mobile Android and iOS versions are expected sometime later this year, too.