Epic Games Acquires Fall Guys Developer

Epic Games announces it has acquired Tonic Games Group, parent of developer Mediatonic, the creators of breakout hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout. Epic says this will not change the game or how the studio operates, pointing the way to this blog post for specifics on that aspect of this news. There's an interesting note in the brief FAQ there, as this is the answer to the question of whether the game will go free-to-play: "Nothing to announce right now!" Here's more:
This is a huge win for Fall Guys. Since Fall Guys broke out in August, we’ve put everything we have into the game, and the Fall Guys team has already grown massively from 35 to 150+. Yet, there is so much more we want to build for our players. With our publisher Devolver Digital supporting and championing us along the way with Fall Guys, Foul Play and Hatoful Boyfriend, we've been able to bring some truly unique experiences to players as an independent studio.

Joining forces with Epic will accelerate our plans to improve the game and bring Fall Guys to as many players as possible, while continuing to support the community.
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Mar 3, 2021, 16:13
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It seems Epic's greatest interest lies in games I have no interest in, so I don't really care. I am glad that an indie dev has made it to the big time though. I couldn't care less if Valve, EA, Epic, Activision, Ubisoft et al can make a million billions in revenue, but I do like seeing the little guys win once in a while.
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Mar 3, 2021, 15:59
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MONOPOLY!!!!!

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RogueSix wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 13:09:
Wallshadows wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 21:18:
I wouldn't have even thought this game would have 35 peopled tied to it let alone 150. That seems.... very bloated.

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Mar 3, 2021, 14:55
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Acleacius wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 11:21:
Tom wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 08:36:
This is really sad news. Another good game sells out.

Epic needs to die ASAP.
Hopefully the judge in the Apple/epic case will see through epic's baseless position, in their bullshit frivolous suit.

They did, on a preliminary basis.

The judge did side with Epic that Apple cannot conflate Epic's actions in producing an independent payment processing servicing with anything nefarious in their Unreal Engine. Granting Apple's request to bar Epic's Unreal Engine Apple account would have harmed other developers who rely on the engine for their games.
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Wallshadows wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 21:18:
I wouldn't have even thought this game would have 35 peopled tied to it let alone 150. That seems.... very bloated.

147 monetization experts, one programmer, one artist, one janitor.
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Mar 3, 2021, 12:24
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Looks like another win for china.
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Tom wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 08:36:
This is really sad news. Another good game sells out.

Epic needs to die ASAP.

What's going to happen? Pretty confident it will continue to be developed. Do we feel it will become more expensive?
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Mar 3, 2021, 11:40
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The unfounded paranoia is strong today. Let if flow through you!
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Tom wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 08:36:
This is really sad news. Another good game sells out.

Epic needs to die ASAP.
Hopefully the judge in the Apple/epic case will see through epic's baseless position, in their bullshit frivolous suit.
‘What is this bullshit that you people are doing?’
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Tom
 
This is really sad news. Another good game sells out.

Epic needs to die ASAP.
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Mar 3, 2021, 07:19
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Jonjonz wrote on Mar 3, 2021, 06:28:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 19:31:
WHAT?!? Why the fuck would they even need them with money they got in from sales?

I have to agree, it is such a simple, low detail graphics production, really how many more maps does the game need?
Not maps, skins.

Because with that amount of money behind them, it takes each artist 30 days to make a skin.

And most people seem to have forgotten that Team Fortress, Counterstrike and DotA did not originate from in-house development at Valve.
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The Half Elf wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 19:31:
WHAT?!? Why the fuck would they even need them with money they got in from sales?

I have to agree, it is such a simple, low detail graphics production, really how many more maps does the game need?

This is the head of their PR trying to make the best of the fact that the principals
got the dachas they always wanted, and Epic has another title to flog, whoop de do.
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Mar 3, 2021, 03:35
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'as this is their answer to the question of whether the game will go free-to-play: "Nothing to announce right now!" '

Yeah, heard that one before. What happened to Rocket League? Oh yeah, it went free to play (only available on Epic now) and to play it on Steam for those who bought it there in the past 4-5 years you have to link your Steam account to your Epic account. $5-10 bucks down the drain on the some car DLC that Epic lost the license for when the buy out happened.

They'll probably require the FG console versions to log into an Epic account too. At least I got it "free" with PS+ for the PS4. I'm sure my Steam copy will go the way of RL though in 1-2 years.
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Cutter wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 20:36:
The Half Elf wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 19:31:
WHAT?!? Why the fuck would they even need them with money they got in from sales?

The only thing better than some a lot of money is a lot more money.

Fixed that for you.
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Mar 2, 2021, 23:16
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Smart move for that developer.
It's very unlikely they'll have another flash in the pan like Fall Guys.
Get the money while it's being offered.
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 Kxmode
 
Most of Mediatonic's creatives are likely to leave the company. Fairly certain they don't want to work under a company like Epic who will likely turn Fallguys in Epic's version of The Sims.

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I wouldn't have even thought this game would have 35 peopled tied to it let alone 150. That seems.... very bloated.
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BIGtrouble77 wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 20:49:
hoolaparara wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 20:35:
Blue News pool on the date when it leaves steam?
How are updates handled if it does leave steam?

With the EA stuff that left Steam, the updates continued (at least with what I had), you just couldn’t buy it anymore.
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hoolaparara wrote on Mar 2, 2021, 20:35:
Blue News pool on the date when it leaves steam?
How are updates handled if it does leave steam?
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