is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.
The Walt Disney Company is investing $1.5 billion in Fortnite and Unreal Engine maker Epic Games, it announced Wednesday.
“The Walt Disney Company and Epic Games will collaborate on an all-new games and entertainment universe that will further expand the reach of beloved Disney stories and experiences,” a Disney representative wrote in a news release. “Disney will also invest $1.5 billion to acquire an equity stake in Epic Games alongside the multiyear project. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals.”