The Sony group and the company that owns LEGO take part in the capital of Epic Games. The company behind Fortnite has spoken about this new fundraiser.
The Epic Games bride has never looked so beautiful and continues to be wooed everywhere. In particular by Sony who, alongside Kirkbi (LEGO), are increasing their stake in the company. A common goal: to bite into the Metaverse cake.
Epic Games: for a few billion more
It is through a communicated thatEpic Games announces that it has raised a whopping $2 billion from Sony and Kirkbi, the Danish company that owns the LEGO Group. The two firms have each invested one billion to “to accelerate the construction of the metaverse”. Yes, it will not speak to everyone.
As we reimagine the future of entertainment and gaming, we need partners who share our vision. This is what we found in our collaboration with Sony and KIRKBY. This investment will accelerate our work to build the metaverse and create spaces where gamers can have fun with their friends, brands can craft creative and immersive experiences, and where creators can build community and thrive.
says Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder of Epic Games.
Kenichiro Yoshida, CEO of Sony Group Corporation, explained:
As a creative entertainment company, we are excited to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the metaverse industry, a space where creators and users share their time. We also believe that Epic’s expertise, including through its powerful game engine, combined with Sony’s technologies will accelerate our various efforts such as the development of new digital experiences for sports fans and our virtual production.
Fortnite’s company is now valued at $31.5 billion.
Two heavyweights as investors
Twice, Sony interfered in the capital of Epic Games for a total of 450 million dollars. And for LEGO, the stakes are just as important. The money injected is indeed used to form a metaverse for children. A safe place where they can express their creativity. If this project manages to assimilate the aura of bricks, it will be the jackpot for the Danish company (and Epic Games).
Apart from the metaverse, Epic also has the support of prestigious studios for its Unreal Engine 5.