MULTI Epic Games is now worth $17.3bn, ~6 times the net worth of Valve

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Unreal Engine provider and Fortnite developer Epic Games has been valued at $17.3 billion.

The updated post-money equity valuation comes after the close of a successful funding round, which has seen a further $1.78 billion poured into the company.

Epic was worth an estimated $8 billion just two years ago in the wake of Fortnite's early success.

The round was a mix of primary capital and secondary purchases from employee equity holders, and includes the recently announced $250 million strategic investment from Sony Corporation.

In comparison, a "most conservative estimate" of Valve's net worth amounts to over $3bn.
 

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What a pathetic attempt by Shikari to shit on Valve. Sad really.

 
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Shikari tou gya PG se (aur apparently, Era se bhi lol). Get over yourself, Gwynbleidd17.

Thread title is based on the article. I just added a relevant comparison.

All that Fortnite money !
In addition to UE4 licensing fee and the success of EGS. Epic's revenue will see further increase with UE5 being used for VFX in several Hollywood projects.
 
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I mean, R* is pretty rich but at least it has some great games and so does Valve. Epic is just...meh. Maybe they'll make some great stuff with those newly acquired studios and maybe Sony can help them with that (at least on PS5).
 

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I mean, R* is pretty rich but at least it has some great games and so does Valve.
Wrt company financials, Valve makes for a good comparison with Epic due to their mutual areas of interest.

1. Epic invests in a game engine for commercial purpose, as does Valve. Both have their own criteria for engine licensing fee.
2. Epic now invests in a storefront/client on PC, and Valve has been doing this since nearly 2 decades.
3. Epic makes F2P GAAS games like Fortnite and Paragon, and Valve does the same with a number of F2P games like CS:GO and DOTA 2.
4. Epic has worked on a VR game called Robo Recall, and Valve has worked on Half-Life 3 and has also invested in VR as a whole by developing its own hardware and software API.
 
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^ yeah, that seems fine but I'm just thinking of the games from both companies. I kind of don't like a company making so much money without having great games to offer, which is what Epic looks like to me. Valve, on the other hand, has great stuff like HL, Portal, DOTA, CS, L4D, etc. I don't think Fortnite and Gears stand up to this apart from popularity.
 
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