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Epic Games, creators of the wildly well-liked online game Fortnite, simply received a $2 billion funding from legacy leisure giants Sony Group Corp. and Kirkbi, the family-owned firm behind The Lego Group. Sony and Kirkbi will every make investments $1 billion in Epic.
Headquartered in Cary, N.C., Epic Games was based by CEO Tim Sweeney in 1991. Along with Fortnite, Epic developed the 3D recreation engine Unreal Engine. At this time the corporate has some 40 places of work around the globe.
“This investment will accelerate our work to build the metaverse and create spaces where players can have fun with friends, brands can build creative and immersive experiences and creators can build a community and thrive,” Sweeney says in a assertion.
For Sony the funding “will accelerate” the corporate’s “development of new digital fan experiences in sports and our virtual production initiatives,” says Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, president and CEO of Sony Group Corp.