It’s official, the LEGO Group is teaming up with Epic Games to build a metaverse that is safe and fun for children as well as families. This virtual world aims to provide access to tools that will empower them to become confident creators and deliver amazing play opportunities in a safe and positive space. There’s no confirmation that Fortnite will be in this metaverse, but considering Epic Games owns the game, it won’t be any surprise either.
We’re teaming up with @LEGO_Group to build a fun place for kids to play in the metaverse!
Learn more here: https://t.co/rtrckV9UJm pic.twitter.com/rsDDjgXEq7
— Epic Games Newsroom (@EpicNewsroom) April 7, 2022
Both companies have agreed to follow three principles to ensure that the digital spaces they develop will deliver engaging play opportunities safely, including protecting children’s right to play by making safety and well being a priority, safeguarding children’s privacy by putting their best interests first, and empowering children as well as adults with tools that give them control over their digital experience.
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The LEGO Group has captivated the imagination of children and adults through creative play for nearly a century, and we are excited to come together to build a space in the metaverse that’s fun, entertaining, and made for kids and families,” said Tim Sweeney, CEO & Founder, Epic Games.