Sony Invests $250 Million Into Epic Games

This stake will reportedly not impact release items on any other platform outside of PlayStation.

Epic Games is a multi-billion dollar company that has far more in the gaming pot than just Fortnite, though the record-breaking battle royale game was no small feat. With continued support and big plans ahead for Fortnite and other properties under the Epic umbrella, including Unreal Engine 5, Sony just pledged a whopping sum of money into the corporate giant for the years ahead. 

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The latest investment deal comes by way of industry analyst Rod Breslau on Twitter, saying “Epic Games has received a $250 million investment from Sony that vies the company a minority stake, [will] aim for a broader collaboration between both companies, and will not impact releasing games on other platforms.” 

As for specifics, that much is unclear but we did reach out to Epic for comment. That being said, the company did recently relay information that Fortnite is finally ready to leave Early Access and given the scope of events thus far, the battle royale game is far from over in terms of how it can surprise players and keep them interested. 

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It will be interesting to see what this investment does for the next generation ahead regarding all properties tied to Epic Games. With the formation of Unreal Engine 5 and many games under this umbrella beyond the obvious, this staple continues to grow in a powerful way that will help shape the next few years. 

What do you think about the latest investment pool for Epic Games from Sony? How do you think this will impact their games in the future? Sound off with your thoughts over on Twitter @PrimaGames!

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