'Fortnite' maker Epic Games just bought the studio behind streamer hit 'Fall Guys'
Fortnite" maker Epic Gamesis buying Mediatonic, the British studio behind " Fall Guys."
- The terms of the acquisition weren't disclosed, and
Epicis 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.
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.
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. Got a tip? Contact Insider senior correspondent Ben Gilbert via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Twitter DM (@realbengilbert). We can keep sources anonymous. Use a non-work device to reach out. PR pitches by email only, please.
- Airtel's India business is back in the black after a very long time
- Sequoia and PayPal-backed Pine Labs completes a first close of $285 million funding round from new investors
- BJP spent significantly less on advertising during Kerala elections this year, its ad insertions on TV, Radio and Print decreased from 21% in 2016 to 1% in 2021
- Google I/O 2021: Here's what to expect from Google's biggest annual conference
- ISRO announces its decision to share technology to make portable medical oxygen concentrators developed by VSSC