Disney to Acquire $1.5 Billion Stake in Epic Games, Creates A Shared Universe Connected to Fortnite

Disney will invest $1.5 billion in Epic Games, targeting a shared universe with Fortnite, incorporating Star Wars, Marvel, and Avatar. Players can engage with Disney characters within Fortnite. CEO Bob Iger calls it Disney’s significant foray into gaming. Disney previously struggled in gaming but now collaborates with Epic for growth. The deal extends to theme parks and promises new titles. Epic previously partnered with Lego for successful online experiences.

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