The LEGO Group and Epic Games have announced they’re partnering together to work on a “family friendly digital experience.”
According to the press release, the long-term partnership sees the companies team up to “shape the future of the metaverse”. To that end, the Fortnite creator and the Lego group will work together on a new project. Though it avoids the term “game” specifically, the announcement says the project will create “an immersive, creatively inspiring and engaging digital experience for kids of all ages to enjoy together”.
While specifics are quite vague, the project’s concept sounds something like Minecraft, Roblox or even an extension of Fortnite‘s Creative Mode. The companies say they want to “give kids access to tools that will empower them to become confident creators and deliver amazing play opportunities in a safe and positive space”.
Given that children are a focal point of this announcement, the companies say they’re taking safety incredibly seriously. Both Lego and Epic have agreed to three principles that they say will ensure they deliver their goals safely:
- Protect children’s right to play by making safety and wellbeing a priority.
- Safeguard children’s privacy by putting their best interests first.
- Empower children and adults with tools that give them control over their digital experience.
There’s no word yet on platforms or a timeframe for this new project, but expect to hear more in the future. The most recent Lego game release has been this week’s launch of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. You can read our review of that over here.