Video Games | Epic Games acquires developer Tonic Games Group

(New York) US video game giant Epic Games, which is developing Fortnite in particular, announced Tuesday that it has acquired Tonic Games Group, the parent company of the studio behind Fall Guys, a commercial success of 2020.

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The transaction amount has not been sent.

Through its London-based Mediatonic studio, Tonic Games Group launched last August Falling Men: The Ultimate Knockout, A multiplayer platform game in battle-royale format has sold more than 11 million copies on PC.

The title will still be available for purchase (currently, $ 19.99) on the Steam download platform as well as on PlayStation. It should also be adapted for the Nintendo Switch and Xbox this summer.

The second acquisition in less than two years

Prior to this major acquisition, Epic Games in May 2019 announced the acquisition of Studio Psyonix, the publisher of the Rocket League sports game.

Based in North Carolina (southeastern USA), Epic Games develops the Unreal Engine video game engine, which is used by its global success Fortnite and many other titles.

“It is no secret that Epic is committed to creating Metaverse (Fictitious collective virtual world, Editor’s note) and Tonic Games share this ambition, ”Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney said in a statement.

“As Epic works to build this virtual future, we need great creative talent, who knows how to create powerful games, content and experiences,” he added.

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