Sony Group & KIRKBI investeerden beiden $ 1 miljard in Metaverse van Epic Games

Sony Group & KIRKBI investeerden beiden $ 1 miljard in Metaverse van Epic Games

Epic Games ontving een investering van $ 1 miljard van Sony Group en KIRKBI. De investeringen werden gedaan om te helpen bij de ontwikkeling van de Metaverse en als gevolg daarvan om de voortdurende expansie te ondersteunen. De LEGO Groep kondigde opnieuw een investering van $ 1 miljard aan.

Epic claimt een waardering van $ 31,5 miljard post-money aandelen.

Wat woorden van alle betrokken partijen

Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President and CEO, Sony Group Corporation.

As a creative entertainment company, we are thrilled to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the metaverse field, a space where creators and users share their time. We are also confident that Epic’s expertise, including their powerful game engine, combined with Sony’s technologies, will accelerate our various efforts such as the development of new digital fan experiences in sports and our virtual production initiatives.

Søren Thorup Sørensen, CEO, KIRKBI.

Epic Games is known for building playful and creative experiences and empowering creators large and small. A proportion of our investments is focused on trends we believe will impact the future world that we and our children will live in. This investment will accelerate our engagement in the world of digital play, and we are pleased to be investing in Epic Games to support their continued growth journey, with a long-term focus toward the future metaverse.

Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder, Epic Games

As we reimagine the future of entertainment and play we need partners who share our vision. We have found this in our partnership with Sony and KIRKBI. 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.