Epic Games and Lego partnered to create kid friendly metaverse

Epic Games and the LEGO Group have formed a creative partnership to develop a metaverse for kids

Epic Games has announced a collaboration with Lego to develop a metaverse for kids. The companies claim to be working to design the future of the metaverse in order to make it safe and enjoyable for children while also providing an immersive digital experience for youngsters to enjoy.

Epic Games and Lego have partnered

 

While the firms didn’t go into detail about their plans for this virtual world, they did offer three values that they claim will guarantee that their digital spaces are safe. The two sides will collaborate to make children’s safety and well-being a priority, while also maintaining children’s privacy and equipping youngsters and adults with tools to manage their online 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,” Epic CEO and founder Tim Sweeney said in a press release.

Sweeney has said that he sees the metaverse as a place where users can play games together, like Fortnite, and watch movies on Netflix.

Epic said the digital environment will be family-friendly and encourage children to develop confidence creators in the press release. The collaboration between Epic and Niantic will help them guarantee that the next version of the internet is kid-friendly. There’s no indication as to what shape or when this virtual realm will take form.

“Kids enjoy playing in digital and physical worlds and move seamlessly between the two,” Lego CEO Niels B Christiansen said in the press release. “We believe there is huge potential for them to develop life-long skills such as creativity, collaboration, and communication through digital experiences. But we have a responsibility to make them safe, inspiring, and beneficial for all.”

The term “metaverse” has no clear definition yet, since the notion does not always exist, but it is widely recognized as a network of virtual spaces that will provide new ways for people to interact online. Epic and Lego will be required to create strong protections for their planned virtual world due to fears regarding the metaverse being unsafe for children.

Epic and Lego are joining other companies in creating their own versions of a metaverse.

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