business news Epic Games Gets Extra $1 Billion From Sony, Kirkbi (LEGO) Also In Game
Today, Epic Games announces that it has raised two billion dollars. Sony is investing in the company behind Fortnite and Unreal Engine 5 for the third time, and it’s put a lot more in its pocket than it has in the past.
- $2 billion raised
- never two without three
$2 billion raised
In a statement released today, Epic Games announced that it has completed a fundraiser to advance its idea of building the metaverse and support its continued growth. A $2 billion fundraiser as Sony has decided to invest $1 billion on their side. An operation imitated by the Kirkby Group, the house behind the Lego Group. Tim Sweeney, the boss of Epic Games (behind Fortnite but also Unreal Engine 5), sees this fundraiser as a future benefit to gamers:
As we reinvent the future of entertainment and gaming, we need partners who share our vision. That’s what we found with Sony and Kirkbi. This investment will accelerate our work to build the metaverse and create spaces where gamers can have fun with their friends, where brands can create immersive experiences, and where creators can build their community.
never two without three
On this subject, this is not the first time that Sony has invested in Epic Games, but the third time. In July 2020, an investment of $250 million was made by the Japanese group. An operation that was repeated in April 2021, with 200 million dollars generated. Two sums to which are added the billion dollars invested today by Sony. An initiative that, according to the CEO of Sony, Kenichiro Yoshida, should be beneficial for all:
As an entertainment creator, we’re excited to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the metaverse, a space where creators and users spend time together. We also rely on Epic’s expertise, including the game engine, which combined with Sony’s technologies will accelerate our various efforts, such as the development of new digital experiences.
Statements that greet the work done by Epic on Unreal Engine, whose fifth iteration was presented at the end of 2021. A technique that has amazed more than one studio: CD Projekt has announced that it is developing its next game The Witcher with Unreal Engine 5 , while Square Enix appears to have made a similar choice for Kingdom Hearts 4.
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