Epic Games metaverse adds millionaire support from LEGO and Sony

Months pass but interest in the metaverse does not seem to wane. epic gamesthe studio that created fortnite, closed a millionaire funding round to expand and accelerate its intentions in virtual life. For this, he received the support of sony Yes The LEGO Groupwho together paid no less than $2 billion.

According to the Americans, this figure will be used “to advance the company’s vision to build the metaverse and to support its continued growth”. And beyond the relentless amount of money it’s been getting from its investors, Epic Games won’t see any changes in behavior; Tim Sweeney, founder and current CEO, will retain control of the company.

sony Yes KIRKBIthe Danish company that controls the LEGO Group, will pay out $1 trillion eachEpic Games explained this in their announcement. According to Sweeney himself, the investment “will create spaces where gamers can have fun with friends, brands can create creative and immersive experiences, and creators can build community and thrive.”

that the developers of fortnite and Unreal Engine added that the two companies’ interest in the Metaverse comes as no surprise. In fact, Sony has already made previous investments in the said company, becoming a shareholder after allocating $450 million between 2020 and 2021.

The LEGO Company, for its part, has confirmed a recent alliance with Epic Games to create a metaverse for kids. The two companies “will combine their vast experience to ensure that this next iteration of the internet is designed from the start with the well-being of children in mind”.