About 250 billion yen investment sole and KIRKBI in Epic Games for focusing on metaverse regions
Epic Games announced that we will promote the company’s vision to build metaverse, and raise $ 2 billion (approximately ¥ 250 billion).
This funding has participated in the investor and Kirkbi, which operates Sony and LEGO Groups, and both companies are investing $ 1 billion. Epic Games says that on the official site, three companies aim to create new social entertainment that combines digital and physical.
Sony Group President and President CEO Yoshida, Yoshida, who includes expertise and Sony technology including EPIC’s game engine, it is possible to accelerate efforts such as development of new digital experiences and virtual production in sports increase.
In addition, Mr. Søren Thorup Sørensen, CEO, said that this investment accelerates the involvement in digital play world, and it is nice to be able to support Epic Games with a long-term perspective for the future meta-speakers Is.
Besides this announcement, the EPIC and LEGO Group announced on April 7, 2022 to create a place to create a place where children can play with metabars, and Sony Group shows motivational motivation in the sports field increase.