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Wanna earn two billion bucks fast? Create a metaverse

Psst… hey… buddy… wanna make a fast buck? Or maybe even two billion? Here’s a top tip: start working on a metaverse and make sore that Sony and KIRKBI – the company behind The Lego Group – hear about it. I’ve been told they’re handing out substantial amounts of money. I ain’t yanking your chain, man. Ask Epic Games if you don’t believe me.

First of all, you need to know what a metaverse is. Think of a space where people come together to play. Like a playground, yeah… that’s it. Make it all nice and fancy so visitors feel comfy and shit. Got that? Now, do that in a network of 3D virtual spaces, and huzzah! You’ve successfully created a metaverse.

If you do a good job – or know how to convince wealthy benefactors – you might even receive financial stimulus checks. You know, like the ones that the government promised us. Only a wee bit larger. In the case of Epic Games, the Fortnite studio got two billion dollars worth of stimulus checks, written by Sony and KIRKBI.

For Sony, this ain’t the first time they’ve given Tim Sweeney a golden handshake. Sony has been a nice partner so far, granting Epic a total of 450 million dollars over the course of a couple of years. All investments, of course. But all those investments pale in comparison to this one billion dollar one. It really shows how confident and happy Sony is with Epic’s metaverse plans.

“As a creative entertainment company, we are thrilled to invest in Epic to deepen our relationship in the metaverse field, a space where creators and users share their time.

“We are also confident that Epic’s expertise, including their powerful game engine, combined with Sony’s technologies, will accelerate our various efforts such as the development of new digital fan experiences in sports and our virtual production initiatives.”

The same goes for KIRKBI. If there’s one company familiar with building stuff, it has to be KIRKBI. But a metaverse can’t be built using Lego bricks, so donating a billion of those wouldn’t cut it. One billion dollars probably works better. And if it makes kids happy, that’s well worth the money. Right, Søren Thorup Sørensen?

“Epic Games is known for building playful and creative experiences and empowering creators
large and small. A proportion of our investments is focused on trends we believe will impact the future world that we and our children will live in.

“This investment will accelerate our engagement in the world of digital play, and we are pleased
to be investing in Epic Games to support their continued growth journey, with a long-term focus
toward the future metaverse.”

One thing’s for sure, Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney is definitely happy. I mean, wouldn’t you be if two companies invested a billion dollars each into your project? Holy shit, maybe I should start working on a metaverse…