Epic Games has raised a further $1 billion in funding, with Sony signing the cheque on another $200 million investment. You may recall the manufacturer pumping $250 million into the Fortnite maker less than a year ago – but now it’s followed that up with another nine figure sum. “[The investment] builds on the already close relationship between the two companies and reinforces their shared mission to advance the state of the art in technology, entertainment, and socially-connected online services,” a press release reads.
It’s worth noting that this is not specifically the PlayStation division making an investment, but Sony as a whole. The company is using Unreal Engine for all sorts of products, ranging from music videos to movies and television shows, as well as virtual reality experiences and, of course, games. It also announced that Horizon Zero Dawn’s protagonist Aloy will be appearing in Fortnite earlier today.
“Epic continues to deliver revolutionary experiences through their array of cutting edge technologies that support creators in gaming and across the digital entertainment industry,” said Sony boss Kenichiro Yoshida. “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.”