Sony has invested $1bn in Fortnite maker Epic Games. This newest funding follows on from the $200m Sony put in direction of Epic final April.
“As a creative entertainment company, we are thrilled to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the metaverse field, a space where creators and users share their time,” Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO of Sony Group Corporation, stated in the present day.
“We are additionally assured that Epic’s experience, together with their highly effective sport engine, mixed with Sony’s applied sciences, will speed up our numerous efforts similar to the event of recent digital fan experiences in sports activities and our digital manufacturing initiatives.”
Sony presently features a handful of unique Fortnite cosmetics as a part of PlayStation Plus.
In addition to this, KIRKBI, the corporate behind LEGO, has invested $1bn in Epic as properly.
“Epic Games is known for building playful and creative experiences and empowering creators large and small,” stated Søren Thorup Sørensen, CEO of KIRKBI.
“A proportion of our investments is focused on trends we believe will impact the future world that we and our children will live in. This investment will accelerate our engagement in the world of digital play, and we are pleased to be investing in Epic Games to support their continued growth journey, with a long-term focus toward the future metaverse.”
As business veteran Daniel Ahmed joked: “[Epic] removed building from Fortnite so of course Lego was going to step in.”
They eliminated constructing from Fortnite so in fact Lego was going to step in
— Daniel Ahmad (@ZhugeEX) April 11, 2022
Just final week, Lego and Epic Games introduced their new partnership, which could have a concentrate on constructing a protected house for younger gamers.