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Sony to pump $1bn more into Fortnite developer Epic Games

Japanese conglomerate looks to expand metaverse footprint

Fortnite is a popular title from Epic Games. (Image courtesy of Epic Games)

TOKYO -- Sony Group has decided to invest an additional $1 billion in Epic Games, the U.S. developer of the blockbuster Fortnite, in hopes of staking a bigger claim in the metaverse.

Epic is raising $2 billion from Sony and Kirkbi, the Danish parent of toymaker Lego, under plans announced Monday. Each is chipping in $1 billion. Sony's investment is the biggest ever by the group as a minority shareholder.

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