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Funny beans are entering the Epic Game studio. The creator of Fortnite buys Mediatonic, who’s the creator of the shooting star title Fall Guys. The price question of the deal is still unknown, but two companies remarked about it on Tuesday. Also The Verge writes in the original article that the Epic’s higher-profile purchase of late. Earlier Epic Games bought other hit co-op game makers Psyonix and their Rocket League title. 

It is important to notice that this acquisition will not bring changes into the existing plans of Mediatonic. According to the blog posts and FAQs detailing the announcement, Fall Guys will remain available on Steam for the time being, and the developer is still bringing the game to both the Xbox and Nintendo Switch platforms. Also it doesn’t mean that Fall Guys will instantly become free-to-play, as Epic Games did with Rocket League. The price tag for the bean game hasn’t changed, you can buy it for $19.99.

Interestingly, Fall Guys is built using the Unity game engine, a rival to Epic’s Unreal platform. Despite that, the companies say they hope to bring Fortnite-style features like crossplay to Fall Guys in the future.

The acquisition includes Mediatonic and Fortitude Games, both of which are owned by parent company Tonic Games Group, which announced the deal with Epic today. “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,” said Epic CEO Tim Sweeney in a statement.

“At Tonic Games Group we often say that ‘everyone deserves a game that feels like it was made for them.’ With Epic, we feel like we have found a home that was made for us. They share our mission to build and support games that have a positive impact, empower others and stand the test of time and we couldn’t be more excited to be joining forces with their team,” said Dave Bailey, CEO and co-founder of Tonic Games Group, in a statement.

If you ask what’s Fall Guys, and does it worth it to play. Yes, it is. Fall Guys is an animated or is it better to say gamified version of popular game shows Wipeout or Takeshi’s Castle. A bunch of people are trying to overcome different challenges on their route, climbing, jumping, catching, running. The winner is the last person standing on its feet.

Fall Guys draws inspiration from game shows like Takeshi’s Castle and Wipeout by making players compete in ludicrous mini-games that often result in slapstick failure for large swaths of the participants until only one player is left standing. Since the game’s release, Mediatonic has followed closely in Fortnite’s footsteps by releasing seasonal themed battle passes and also cutting deals with brands to bring trademarked designs and characters into the game as optional character skins, a business model Epic is quite familiar with and likely plans to continue.

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