Sony invests 1 billion dollars in Epic Games and strengthens its position towards the metaverse

Sony invests 1 billion dollars in Epic Games and strengthens its position towards the metaverse

Epic Games announces that its capital amounts to 31,500 million dollars, after closing agreements with Sony and KIRKBI (LEGO) to support the construction of the metaverse.

Epic Games is one of the largest companies in the video game industry. Not in vain, Tim Sweeney’s company has great hits like Fortnite or Fall Guysas well as its own PC gaming platform.

One of the great wishes of Epic (and of other greats in the sector such as Microsoft) is the metaverse. Perhaps we do not understand 100% what this concept means, but it is certainly the future of gaming.

Last week we announced the partnership between Epic and LEGO, in pursuit of a respectful platform for children and families around the world. The goal is to build a structure suitable for all ages.

The KIRKBI group (LEGO) is not the only partner of Epic to make the metaverse a reality. Today we know that Sony itself has also invested in Epic Games shares.

the american company has announced a capital increase based on two new partners. Total, Epic Games will grow by 2 billion dollarsand we already know who will contribute the other half.

Sony Group Corporation will invest 1 billion dollars in Epic Gameswith the aim of strengthening its position towards the metaverse, and ensuring technological advances around Unreal Engine 5, the company’s new graphics engine.

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this investment will speed up our work to build the metaverse and create spaces where gamers can have fun with friends, brands can create creative and immersive experiences, and creators can build community and thrive” Sweeney says.

What is the idea of ​​the metaverse? In the words of Epic and its CEO, Tim Sweeney, it’s about a new kind of social entertainment that will unite the real world with the digital universe and video games.

Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman and CEO of Sony Group Corporation, explained what does the investment consist ofand the benefits they can bring to the Japanese company.

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As a creative entertainment company, We are delighted to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the field of the metaverse.a space where creators and users share their time”.

After the closing of the operation, Epic Games capital amounts to 31,500 million dollars. Sony and KIRKBI will split the $2 billion 50% increase, though Epic will keep most of its shares private under the base structure.


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