Epic Games May Be Sony's Most Important Partner Right Now

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An epic alliance

Epic Games May Be Sony's Most Important Partner Right Now 1

We know that Sony has invested heavily into Epic Games over the years, but it’s clear that the company holds its partnership with the Fortnite maker in extremely high regard. During its Corporate Strategy Meeting, the Japanese giant name dropped the Unreal Engine creator multiple times, across a variety of different mediums.

Obviously, we know Unreal Engine 5 is likely to become the de-facto game creation engine for most developers this generation, but Sony Pictures is also leveraging the technology for innovative new movie production setups – some of which allow it to create “virtual stages” upon which actors can deliver their performances.

It’s perhaps no surprise, then, that Sony has poured billions of dollars into the American firm – and we wouldn’t be shocked if it ended up increasing its stakes. Of course, it’s not the only investor funnelling money into Epic Games, as Chinese titan Tencent also has a 40 per cent stake in the firm, while Disney bought a $1.5 billion stake in the organisation earlier this year.

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