Masters of striking while the iron is tepid.
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Epic Games have acquired Tonic Games Group, the parent company of Mediatonic, the development studio behind Fall Guys. Mediatonic claims that not much will change for Fall Guys, at least in the short term. That means that the game will still be available for purchase, for now, through Steam. Of course, we all know what happened the last time Epic acquired a game studio...

Fall Guys was a major flash in the pan release that saw concurrent players on Steam surpass 100k in its release month. Its growth was hastened along by a massive amount of popularity on Twitch. Since then, the game's popularity has seemingly fallen off a cliff. However, Mediatonic has still supported the game with new content, DLC, and even game modes.

Mediatonic says that things will remain the same as they are... for now. They still plan to sell Fall Guys through Steam and they still plan to bring the game to the Switch and the Xbox platforms. They stopped just shy of announcing that the game would be going free-to-play, stating that they have "nothing to announce right now."

This move to Epic will actually provide a couple of benefits to the studio. Mediatonic hopes to incorporate some features found in Fortnite and Rocket League to Fall Guys. These features include crossplay, squad vs. squad modes, and more.

Though Fall Guys' popularity isn't what it used to be, Mediatonic has been around for about 15 years. They probably were going to keep making games after Fall Guys regardless, now they'll be making games for Epic and, presumably, the Epic Games Store.

Of course, a move like this wouldn't be complete without everyone's favorite CEO, Tim Sweeney.

"It’s no secret that Epic is invested in building the metaverse and Tonic Games shares this goal. As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent who know how to build powerful games, content and experiences." - Tim Sweeney, Epic Games Founder and CEO.
... Building the metaverse? Really?