Sony Invests Another $200 Million In Fortnite Creator Epic Games - Nintendo Life
Apr 14, 2021 2 mins, 47 secs

Will allow Epic Games to "support future growth opportunities".

Nintendo's industry pal Sony has just invested another $200 million in the Fortnite creator Epic Games.

It was clarified here on Nintendo Life at the time that it wouldn't impact Epic's titles on other platforms, like the Switch.

Their investment will help accelerate our work around building connected social experiences in Fortnite, Rocket League and Fall Guys, while empowering game developers and creators with Unreal Engine, Epic Online Services and the Epic Games Store.".

On a related, and much lighter note, Horizon Zero Dawn protagonist Aloy (who also happens to be a PlayStation IP) will be joining Fortnite.

When he’s not paying off a loan to Tom Nook, Liam likes to report on the latest Nintendo news and admire his library of video games.

His favourite Nintendo character used to be a guitar-playing dog, but nowadays he prefers to hang out with Judd the cat.

I don't get the Epic Games Metaverse.

Fortnite, Rocket League, and Fall Guys are separate IP, and while that can be said for many Nintendo series, I don't see the synergy between the IP Epic acquired that Nintendo has.

Maybe Fall Guys and Fortnite, but not Rocket League.

Heck, maybe not even Epic but maybe Tencent or some other investor.

Maybe it's because I found Fortnite to be boring, but Epic's marketing even seems self-aware.

Epic is just milking Fortnite and the Epic Games Store for anything they can get at this point.

I guess Unreal engine will always be relevant?

I miss the days when Epic made Unreal Tournament, Paragon, and Gears of War.

This has nothing to do with Nintendo?

Epic Games also makes Fortnite and the Unreal Engine - both of which are on the Nintendo Switch.

A game related to that is on a Nintendo console...

It also is a Nintendo focused websites not Nintendo only news.

and...How is Sony's investment related to Nintendo.

and...How is Sony's investment related to Nintendo.

SONY's making a lot of very questionable decisions these days..?

@Slowdive They have been though some studios use Unreal engine so this isn't entirely farfetched.

That's much smaller than what Nintendo owns of Cygames yet you don't see Cygames discussed on this website.

Maybe I'm overthinking but Epic is doing a great job cementing its future

So Fortnite not making as much nowadays

Epic is a company that makes games for the current Nintendo system and developed a game development engine used by many on that Nintendo system, including Nintendo themselves (Yoshis Crafted World and Links Awakening)

A competitor is buying a share of it, which has potential ramifications for the Switch and Nintendo

I read yesterday that Fortnite brings in 400 million USD in revenue per month, so what impact does it make to their cash pile for Sony to give them another 200M once-off

Why do they even need investment at all, something seems a little odd with epic these days..

@LUIGITORNADO if you go by Twitch numbers, Fortnite is at 89.9 thousand streams at the moment, but I've seen it top out at over 300,000 recently

Will allow Epic Games to "support future growth opportunities"

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