Fall Guys bought by Fortnite maker Epic Games

The British video game company behind 2020’s smash hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout was bought by Epic Games.

Mediatonic was founded by two students at Brunel University, with offices in London, Brighton, and Madrid.

The company said being bought by the maker of Fortnite was “a huge win for Fall Guys” and other games.

Epic said recently announced versions of Fall Guys for Xbox and Nintendo Switch would proceed as planned.

Fall Guys was released in mid-2020 and quickly became a hit, with millions of players navigating its crazy-golf-style obstacle courses with their colorful “jellybean” characters in a chaotic battle royale.

Epic previously bought another popular online title, Rocket League, and turned it into a free game with enhanced cosmetics that could be bought.

Like Fall Guys and Epic’s own Fortnite, it uses a “battle pass” system under which players can buy a premium rewards ticket a few times a year to unlock benefits.

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