Yesterday Sony’s investment of $ 250 million in Epic Games shares was officially announced, and quickly multiple users in the community began to speculate that this would be the reason why Epic spoke so well about the Playstation 5 and decided to use this console for his demo of Unreal Engine 5. However, Tim Sweeney assured that this was not the case, and that Sony only began to speak after being amazed by said demo.
Yes, here’s what I said back in May below. Serious investment discussions followed from the Unreal Engine 5 demo we showed on PlayStation 5. I guess they liked it!https://t.co/c9x4q1v87P https://t.co/XoOTR5hThU
– Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) July 9, 2020
“The serious investment discussions came after the Unreal Engine 5 demo we showed on the Playstation 5. I guess you liked it!” Sweeney said via Twitter.
He also attached a tweet from May where he assures “100% of the things we have been working on with Sony in recent months have already been publicly announced: The demo of UE5 on Playstation 5, Nanite, Lumen, and Epic Online Services for cross play across all platforms, ”implying that there are no more projects started without announcing, regarding speculation about future projects between the two companies.
It will be interesting to see that we are surprised by Epic and Sony now that the latter also has shares in the company. Hopefully, it doesn’t affect company productivity or end up limiting Epic content exclusively for the Sony platform.
What do you think about the purchase of Epic shares by Sony? Do you think it will affect the operation of the company?
Source: Video Games Chronicle