In a press release today, Epic Games has announced that they’ve received a strategic investment of $250 million from Sony. By doing this, Sony has acquired a minority interest in Epic Games through a Sony subsidiary. The purpose of this investment is to drive their collaboration in technology, entertainment and social online services. Here’s what Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida and Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney had to say:
“Epic’s powerful technology in areas such as graphics places them at the forefront of game engine development with Unreal Engine and other innovations. There’s no better example of this than the revolutionary entertainment experience, Fortnite. Through our investment, we will explore opportunities for further collaboration with Epic to delight and bring value to consumers and the industry at large, not only in games, but also across the rapidly evolving digital entertainment landscape.”
“Sony and Epic have both built businesses at the intersection of creativity and technology, and we share a vision of real-time 3D social experiences leading to a convergence of gaming, film, and music. Together we strive to build an even more open and accessible digital ecosystem for all consumers and content creators alike.”
More details are available here via BusinessWire. Stay tuned at Final Weapon for the latest Japanese gaming news!