Epic Games snatches up Fall Guys studio for an undisclosed sum

    
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Do you remember Fall Guys? It was that wacky multiplayer title that everyone was all hot for about two gaming crazes ago. Well apparently that shining moment in the sun was enough to get developer Mediatonic noticed by Epic Games because the latter just acquired the former for an undisclosed sum.

Tonic seems pretty pleased with this move, as it will help further the development of Fall Guys: “Fortnite and Rocket League already have tons of features we’d love to bring to Fall Guys — account systems, cross-play, squad vs squad modes, etc. We’re going to work hard on bringing more of these features to Fall Guys too!”

So far, there’s no word on Fall Guys free-to-play or when the title will make its inevitable debut on the Epic Game Store. However, we do know that it’s coming very soon to the Nintendo Switch and Xbox, so there’s hopefully a bright future for this game and its fans.

Source: Epic Games via Polygon
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Rndomuser

Makes perfect sense to do this, Epic waited until the popularity decreased so the cost of purchase would be cheaper, and they can basically do stuff like integrate the gameplay of Fall Guys into their own game world. They are experimenting with building a metaverse now (they know Fortnite will not be popular forever by itself, most people get bored with playing same exact game with very limited gameplay variety) with variety of games and activities for everyone, they could definitely add this gameplay into their metaverse.

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Jack Pipsam

It’ll be removed off Steam within six months.

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James Crow

i wanted Microsoft to buy them :)
and yes Among Us took the crown after Fall Guys but the game is far far far way from beigng dead.

less than 30sec (most of the time even less than 15) to find a match and after all dead or not its all about how much time you have to find a game.

Epic buying companies that no one know are for sell, good for them… now lets hope they going to ruin this great free system

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Bryan Correll

Ah, yes. I remember those couple weeks when Fall Guys was the hottest thing on the web. Until Among Us snuck up behind it with a knife.

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Bruno Brito

The way Among Us destroyed Fall Guys, kinda sus

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Eric Diaz

Wow, a match made in shitty games heaven. They deserve each other honestly.

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Danny Smith

Epic once again showing their market savviness by striking while the iron is ice cold.

God they are going to spiral when Fortnite finally runs out of steam.

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Eric Diaz

Yea, they really are screwed when Fortnite falls out of favor one day. I don’t think they have a back-up plan other than hope the Unreal Engine keeps making enough money from licensing deals with studios.

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Danny Smith

I think these mad scrambles to buy up as much exclusivity as possible IS the backup plan. When that fortnite zoomer money dries up they gotta hope something they spent far too much money on turns out to be lightning in a bottle again.