'Fortnite' maker Epic Games just bought the studio behind streamer hit 'Fall Guys'

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'Fortnite' maker Epic Games just bought the studio behind streamer hit 'Fall Guys'
Mediatonic founders Dave Bailey (L) and Paul Croft.Mediatonic
  • "Fortnite" maker Epic Games is buying Mediatonic, the British studio behind "Fall Guys."
  • The terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed, and Epic is a privately owned company.
  • For "Fall Guys" players, both companies say little will change.

"Fortnite" creator Epic Games announced its latest acquisition on Tuesday afternoon: Mediatonic, the British studio behind "Fall Guys."

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Mediatonic has over 250 employees, and its headquarters are in London. The studio's smash-hit game "Fall Guys" became a viral sensation, particularly among video-game streamers, when it launched in August.

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The small game studio is the latest acquisition for Epic Games, which snapped up "Rocket League" creator Psyonix back in 2019. In addition to operating "Fortnite" and "Rocket League," Epic Games runs a digital storefront - the Epic Games Store - and sells the Unreal Engine software used to create video games.

Epic assured fans that "Fall Guys" wasn't changing as a result of the purchase.

"Your gameplay isn't changing and Epic will continue to invest in making the game a great experience for players across platforms," the company said.

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An FAQ on the Mediatonic website echoed that sentiment. "Your gameplay isn't changing and neither is our mission to bring 'Fall Guys' to as many players as possible. Each season, we'll continue to expand the game with new content, features, rounds, and costumes," it said.

"Fall Guys" is scheduled to launch on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox consoles later this year, and the acquisition doesn't affect those plans, the announcement said.

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