Epic Games has just gone through another funding round which includes pretty impressive funding from Sony. Overall, Epic has managed to amass a total of $1 billion in new funding, which includes an impressive $200 million from Sony. This is on top of the $250 million that Sony had already invested back in the Summer of 2020. Sony’s President Kenichiro Yoshida had this to say about the latest investment.
Epic continues to deliver revolutionary experiences through their cutting edge technologies that support creators in gaming and across the digital entertainment industry. We are excited to strengthen our collaboration to bring new entertainment experiences to people around the world. I strongly believe that this aligns with our purpose to fill the world with emotion, through the power of creativity and technology.
Needless to say, Epic is more than thankful for this funding as the company’s CEO also had some words to share about the latest funding.
We are grateful to our new and existing investors who support our vision for Epic and the Metaverse. Their investment will help accelerate our work around building connected social experiences in Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys, while empowering game developers and creators with Unreal Engine, Epic Online Services and the Epic Games Store.
Over the course of a few years, Epic Games and Sony have become a lot closer than one might think. In addition to the new funding from Sony, Epic Games has also talked about how they are showing their Unreal Engine 5 demo on PlayStation 5 hardware.
Needless to say, the partnership between Epic Games and Sony is an interesting one, to say the least. We can get to see more Unreal Engine 5 demos along with features that are designed to exclusively work on the PS5 hardware.
There is also a chance that Sony and Epic Games will be collaborating on some future projects, along with something outside the world of gaming, because we all know how Epic has shown interest in working on movies, as well.
Do you think there might be something unique coming out of the partnership between Sony and Epic?