Epic Games and LEGO Group Partnership Intends To Build Metaverse Experience for Kids

"Constructing a digital experience where children can play safely online."

Anthony Jones
By Anthony Jones, News Editor
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As reported by The Washington Post, Epic Games and LEGO Group's sudden long-term partnership is joining the trend of building digital metaverse experiences that younger audiences can enjoy safely online. The plan is to "shape the future of the metaverse," but details are sparse about what that would look like from their announcement today.

However, they did outline three principles that will drive the development of their metaverse: to prioritize children's well-being and privacy and equip both children and adults with the necessary tools to shape their digital experience. The best estimation of what that could be is a game similar to platforms like Roblox and Minecraft since a potential sandbox LEGO world with Unreal Engine could be a great contender. And with Epic's audience of Fortnite kids, it would go hand-in-hand to slowly peel their players between the two, if it's fun, though.

Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney had a bit to say about the new partnership as well:

“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."

Whether this will be a successful venture or not is dependent on future footage. Regardless of its capabilities, could it capture the charm of Roblox and Minecraft to compete with their numbers? Time will tell.

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About the Author

Anthony Jones
Anthony Jones, News Editor
Anthony Jones is a gaming journalist and late 90s kid in love with retro games and the evolution of modern gaming. He started at Mega Visions as a news reporter covering the latest announcements, rumors, and fan-made projects. FFXIV has his heart in the MMORPGs scene, but he's always excited to analyze and lose hours to ambitious and ambiguous MMOs that gamers follow.

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