Disney and Epic Games to Create Expansive and Open Games and Entertainment Universe Connected to Fortnite

Today Epic Games and the Walt Disney Company are announcing that they will collaborate on an all-new open, persistent and social universe that will bring Disney stories and experiences to life, interoperating with Fortnite and its more than 100 million active players and creators.

In addition to being a world-class games experience, the new persistent universe will offer a multitude of opportunities for consumers to play, watch, shop and engage with content, characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar and more. Players, gamers and fans will be able to create their own stories and experiences, express their fandom in a distinctly Disney way, and share content with each other. This will all be powered by Unreal Engine.

 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.

You can read more in Disney’s press release here