The UE5 will not, however, become a PS5 excluded. Sony only acquired 1.4% of Epic’s shares, far behind the 40% of Tencent. In 2018, Epic Games also raised $ 1.25 billion from firms in Silicon Valley. However, Epic Games remains master of its destiny: Tim Sweeney, CEO and founder of the studio, alone still holds more than 50% of the shares of Epic Games. Epic is not listed on the stock market, they have no obligation to the US to publish their results but the analyzes believe that they will achieve a turnover of 5 billion dollars in 2020 and 800 million dollars in profits.
Sony just spun $ 250 million at Epic Games as part of a partnership between the publisher and the manufacturer that will allow them to type more easily in their respective licenses and technologies. We will see what it gives in practice but we have already had a taste with the UE5 demo running on PS5 and who was the only one so far to show what the new generation had in the bag.