It looks like another indie developer has bit the dust, as Mediatonic, the studio behind the surprise hit Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, are now part of the Epic Games family.
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Fortunately, Epic has said that this won’t affect Fall Guys in any way, shape or form — at least for the time being. It’s still set to launch on the Nintendo Switch and Xbox, and there’s even an FAQ about it as well.
Here are a few choice questions from the FAQ:
Nothing to announce right now!
How will this affect the community?
We absolutely love our community and we wouldn’t be in this situation without your continued support.
We’ll stay super close with you, continue to chat with you in the same open and honest way, and continue to take on all of your suggestions and feedback.
Will you still make the same kind of games in future?
We’re proud of Mediatonic’s creative culture and this is something that Epic really values too. We’re focused on creating games that empower our players, create joy, and bring people together to have fun, and we couldn’t be more excited about the opportunities ahead.
Based on the comment above regarding free-to-play, it looks like that might be in the cards, and with Epic Games printing money with Fortnite, the monetary hurdles regarding that decision could be a non-issue.