Sony invests $ 200 million in Fortnite maker Epic Games
Epic Games has another $ 1 billion investor, $ 200 million from Sony, bringing the company’s value to $ 28.7 billion, Epic He said in a statement Tuesday morning.
Tim Sweeney, Founder and CEO, Epic Games, said the new investment “will help accelerate our work around building connected social experiences in fifteen daysAnd Rocket LeagueAnd And Autumn youth, With game developers and creators empowered through the Unreal Engine, Epic Services Online, and the Epic Games Store. “
A $ 200 million investment from Sony Group Corporation A $ 250 million purchase last summer, Giving the company a larger, but still smaller, stake in Epic Games. Sweeney remains the controlling owner of the company, which is not traded on an exchange and still owns only one type of common stock. Tuesday’s statement listed dozens of investment partners and other investment funds that make up the remaining $ 800 million.
Sweeney’s comments indicated investor support for expanding the concept of Epic Games ‘The Matavers’, a kind of virtual environment where people gather to share experiences in real time. We’ve seen it take shape fifteen daysBoth with lots of crosses from the Marvel universe, MandalorianAnd And Another huge feature of popular culture since DecemberAs well as social gatherings within the game Like concerts And Discover a trailer for the latest Star Wars movies.
At Sony’s last summer show as a partner, Sweeney said the two companies “share a vision of real-time 3D experiences that lead to the convergence of games, movies and music. Together, we aim to build a more open and accessible digital ecosystem for all consumers and content creators alike. ”