Epic Games raises $200 million from Sony in $1bn round at $28.7bn valuation

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Epic Games said on Tuesday it had raised $1 billion in its latest funding round that valued the “Fortnite” maker at $28.7 billion.

The company said it received an additional investment of $200 million from Sony Group Corp in the funding round, which also included Appaloosa, Baillie Gifford, and KKR & Co Inc.

Epic Games Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney remains the controlling shareholder of the company after the latest investments, it said in a statement.

“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,” Sweeney said.

Epic last year received a $250 million investment from Japan’s Sony for a minority stake in the company.

In 2018, the company received $1.25 billion in funding from investors including KKR.

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