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Lego and Epic Video games in the present day (April 7, 2022) launched information of their new partnership, focussed on making a protected and enjoyable place for teenagers to benefit from the Metaverse.
In the official press launch, Epic Video games CEO Tim Sweeney mentioned that the sport developer is “excited to come back collectively to construct an area within the metaverse that’s enjoyable, entertaining and made for teenagers and households.” Equally, Niels B Christiansen, CEO of The Lego Group, is quoted as saying, “We look ahead to working with Epic Video games to form [an] thrilling and playful future.”
Not solely will the Metaverse area be a spot for kids and households to play and have enjoyable, it appears Lego and Epic Video games have plans to make a protected area for kids to turn out to be “assured creators”. Above all, the key phrase all through the complete press launch was “protected,” with each corporations in fact wanting to construct someplace on-line that’s made for teenagers, permitting them to discover the Metaverse with privateness and safety.
The Lego Group brings a wealth of expertise to this undertaking, having created Lego Life in 2016, the world’s first totally live-moderated social app for kids. In the meantime, in fact, Epic Video games have Fortnite – one of the vital widespread video video games amongst a younger viewers. Not solely that, however they’ve an experience in constructing artistic instruments for younger individuals to have the ability to create for themselves, inspiring the subsequent era of recreation builders and creators. As famous within the press launch, Epic Video games additionally acquired SuperAwesome in 2016, an organization on the forefront of making protected on-line environments for under-16s.
In practise, we don’t but know what the 2 corporations bear in mind. Maybe their very own model of Roblox or Membership Penguin? Yet one more within the lengthy line of kid-friendly(ish) on-line environments to play, construct, create and make mates. It’s a pleasant thought in principle, we’ll simply have to attend and see what comes of it in actuality.