Disney Takes Epic Stake; Announces "Games and Entertainment Universe"

Disney and Epic Games announce a partnership to create an "expansive and open games universe connected to Fortnite." Subject to regulatory approval, this will involve Disney taking a $1.5B stake in Epic. This video teases all the Disney properties this will promote, concluding saying it's coming soon(ish). "Disney was one of the first companies to believe in the potential of bringing their worlds together with ours in Fortnite, and they use Unreal Engine across their portfolio," said Tim Sweeney, CEO and Founder, Epic Games. "Now we’re collaborating on something entirely new to build a persistent, open and interoperable ecosystem that will bring together the Disney and Fortnite communities." Here's more on "Disney’s biggest entry ever into the world of games":
In addition to being a world-class games experience and interoperating with Fortnite, 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 in ways that they love. This will all be powered by Unreal Engine.

“Our exciting new relationship with Epic Games will bring together Disney’s beloved brands and franchises with the hugely popular Fortnite in a transformational new games and entertainment universe,” said Robert A. Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “This marks Disney’s biggest entry ever into the world of games and offers significant opportunities for growth and expansion. We can’t wait for fans to experience the Disney stories and worlds they love in groundbreaking new ways.”
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Feb 9, 2024, 22:17
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Feb 9, 2024, 22:17
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asmodeos wrote on Feb 9, 2024, 09:12:
Fortunately I've avoided Epic games store and their titles for some time. Easy to do.
Awesome! Highfive
"...and in stonks, Fizzy Squeezy Stocklebocks leaped over Droopy Whoopy Bondfluffs, hitting 300-gigglebits to their 150-snorebucks. Meanwhile, in Whimsyland's market, the pancakes reached parity with pogo sticks."
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Feb 9, 2024, 22:17
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Feb 9, 2024, 22:17
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RogueSix wrote on Feb 8, 2024, 16:52:
El Pit wrote on Feb 8, 2024, 11:08:
Virtual Disneyworld is happening!

Only knobs and tools go to Disneyworld. Disneyland is where the real shit's at, kids!

DISNEYLAND ÜBER ALLES IN DER WELT
That's just verrückte Soße!
"...and in stonks, Fizzy Squeezy Stocklebocks leaped over Droopy Whoopy Bondfluffs, hitting 300-gigglebits to their 150-snorebucks. Meanwhile, in Whimsyland's market, the pancakes reached parity with pogo sticks."
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake Feb 9, 2024, 09:12
Feb 9, 2024, 09:12
 
Fortunately I've avoided Epic games store and their titles for some time. Easy to do. The only impact that concerns me is the Unreal engine, but I doubt this will negatively impact that. This will more likely negatively impact games I don't play anyway.
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El Pit wrote on Feb 8, 2024, 11:08:
Virtual Disneyworld is happening!

Only knobs and tools go to Disneyworld. Disneyland is where the real shit's at, kids!

DISNEYLAND ÜBER ALLES IN DER WELT
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Feb 8, 2024, 11:08
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake Feb 8, 2024, 11:08
Feb 8, 2024, 11:08
 El Pit
 
Virtual Disneyworld is happening!
Oh my... But it is the money of Disney and Epic, so they can try. The description of the project is so vague, promising everything without being precise, it could be another Fntastic project... Just sayin', guys.

Then again: the market decides. Just like the market decided that mobile games are THE big thing, i.e. the market can be even dumber than a brick.

All I want is a virtual Disney world where everyone can produce his own Star Wars prequels and sequels and develop his own canon in this virtual reality. That would be great.
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Feb 8, 2024, 10:33
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake Feb 8, 2024, 10:33
Feb 8, 2024, 10:33
 
The woke dog whistle has been blowed, reminds me of that Doobie Brothers song;
Doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo Doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo Doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo Doo Doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo

Jesus is just too woke for me
Jesus is just too woke, oh yeah!
Jesus is just too woke for me
Jesus is just too woke

I don't care what they may say
I don't care what they may do
I don't care what they may say
Jesus is just too woke, oh yeah
Jesus is just too woke...
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake
Feb 8, 2024, 10:23
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Feb 8, 2024, 10:23
 
They need new avenues to push woke programing on kids that they have not utterly ruined yet.

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Feb 8, 2024, 07:03
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yonder wrote on Feb 7, 2024, 19:06:
Was Disney Infinity so long ago that people have already forgotten and are primed to be scammed again?

I remember Disney Infinity. I remember my friend's very young son flushed a bunch of the toys down the toilet and I had to pull the whole toilet off to get them out - a few of them were really wedged in there. There's a hidden message in there somewhere...
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Feb 8, 2024, 06:59
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Avus wrote on Feb 7, 2024, 23:19:
I am ok as long as this will allow Epic keep "gifting" me free game every week. I also hope more non Chinese companies taking Epic stake away from Tencent.
Sweeney owns a majority of Epic Games shares, while China's Tencent Holdings Ltd. has a 40% stake. The company was valued at $31.5 billion in April 2022, when Sony and the parent of LEGO each invested $1 billion. At that valuation, Disney would own a 5% stake.
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Feb 8, 2024, 06:40
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Feb 8, 2024, 06:40
 
Snow White teabagging in 3,2,1
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Feb 8, 2024, 06:38
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Go Timmy !! *go freebies !*
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Feb 8, 2024, 06:28
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Re: Disney Takes Epic Stake; Announces "Games and Entertainment Universe" Feb 8, 2024, 06:28
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Man, Timmy really wants to be James Halliday.

Timmy ain't even Wreck-It Ralph.
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Feb 8, 2024, 02:40
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The video thumbnail is straight out of a scene of Ready Player One. Man, Timmy really wants to be James Halliday.
"...and in stonks, Fizzy Squeezy Stocklebocks leaped over Droopy Whoopy Bondfluffs, hitting 300-gigglebits to their 150-snorebucks. Meanwhile, in Whimsyland's market, the pancakes reached parity with pogo sticks."
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"Why buy things with Disney Bux when you buy things with Epic Disney Bux?! It's regular bux, but Epic!"
"...and in stonks, Fizzy Squeezy Stocklebocks leaped over Droopy Whoopy Bondfluffs, hitting 300-gigglebits to their 150-snorebucks. Meanwhile, in Whimsyland's market, the pancakes reached parity with pogo sticks."
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Feb 8, 2024, 02:24
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Disney trying to ruin video games the same way they ruined Marvel and Star Wars (with some very few exceptions).
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Feb 7, 2024, 23:19
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I am ok as long as this will allow Epic keep "gifting" me free game every week. I also hope more non Chinese companies taking Epic stake away from Tencent.
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Feb 7, 2024, 21:41
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Noice. Fraggin the shit out of Mickey Mouse never gets old!
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Feb 7, 2024, 19:37
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So long dental plan!
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Feb 7, 2024, 19:31
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Feb 7, 2024, 19:31
 
Play - Watch - Create - Shop

emphasis on the Shop part. what a great "multiverse" they are creating. all your favorite corporate IPs in one grindy shooter!
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Feb 7, 2024, 19:07
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Damn you Tim Sweeney!!!
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