Fortnite was released in 2017 by Epic Games and became a top-grossing online game of 2019. It is the topper online game in 2018 too. And according to Nielson’s Video game arm Super Data, Fortnite made $1.8 billion last year. This single game made more money than any online game in history.
Recently, Sony told CNN Business that they invest $250million in Fortnite maker Epic Games. Now they are minority stakeholders (about 1.4%stake) in Epic Games- Japanese Company. Sony stated that they already have a close relation with Epic Games. Epic Games also announced the minority investment of Sony.
Both, Sony and Epic Games, shared an expansive portfolio in the Gaming industry. At one corner Epic runs a successful gaming store and uses the heavy engine to make games. On the other side of the bar, Sony introduces a Cloud gaming service in the form of PlayStation.
Sony is a multinational conglomerate and Tim Sweeney- CEO of Epic Games said in one of its talks that both companies aim for the same vision of 3D Experiences across games, music, and films. Experts said that both companies brought an evolutionary change in the digital entertainment landscape.
Moreover, both the companies, Sony & Epic Games, quantified appreciating remarks for each other several times. Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida in a statement appreciated Epic in a word, “Epic’s powerful technology in ranges such as graphics places them at the pole position of game engine development with Unreal Engine and other innovations. There’s no better example of this than the revolutionary entertainment experience, ‘Fortnite.’”
Likewise, Tim Sweeney- Founder and CEO of Epic expressed “Sony and Epic have both built businesses at the juncture 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.”
In short, Sony (A multinational conglomerate) and Epic come on board to revolutionaries’ convergence of gaming, film, and music industry.
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