Epic Games secures $1bn funding, including $200m from Sony

April 13, 2021
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Fortnite maker Epic Games has scooped together $1bn in funding to help its “long-term vision for the Metaverse”.

A fifth of that – $200m – comes from PlayStation owner Sony, and will apparently cement its already-close relationship with Epic further.

In a press release, Epic listed more than a dozen non-gaming companies which had collectively pumped in that $1bn. Sony, which frequently gives out free Fortnite cosmetics via PlayStation Plus, got a special mention:

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