Disney invests $1.5 billion in Epic Games: a new era of entertainment
Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, will receive a $1.5 billion investment from Disney. According to Disney, the two companies will collaborate over several years to create a new universe of games and entertainment.
Disney's Investment in Epic Games and New Universe of Games
Disney and Epic Games Partnership
In a statement, Disney CEO, Bob Iger noted that the partnership with Epic Games will combine the popular game Fortnite with Disney's favorite brands and franchises. This marks Disney's biggest move into the gaming industry and opens up new opportunities for growth and development for both companies.
New entertainment universe
The created universe offers players the opportunity to play, watch, buy and interact with content, characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar and other popular franchises. This universe will run on Epic's flagship Unreal Engine. It's important to note that Disney already uses Unreal Engine to develop films, video games, and content found in theme parks around the world.
Collaboration with Epic Games
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney emphasized the importance of collaboration between Disney and Fortnite. According to his statement, Disney was one of the first companies to understand the potential of combining its worlds with the world of Fortnite.
- Epic Games - the company behind the popular game Fortnite
- Disney is an international entertainment company
- Fortnite is a popular multiplayer game
- Marvel is a cinematic universe based on Marvel comics
- Pixar is an American animation film production company