Lego and Epic Games announce new partnership



build muscle

wow warcraft alliance horde cataclysm leveling guide

Lego and Fortnite maker Epic Games have today announced a “long-term partnership to shape the future of the metaverse” with a focus on building a safe space for young players.

“The family-friendly digital experience will give kids access to tools that will empower them to become confident creators and deliver amazing play opportunities in a safe and positive space,” the pair announced in a joint statement today.

Details are thin on the ground, but it feels like a major commitment for Lego’s digital future, and a huge win for Epic Games to be entrusted with the notoriously child-safe brand.

What will Epic’s Lego game be like? Immediately, echoes of live service sandbox Roblox spring to mind – and it’s here you can see why Lego is emphasising child safety so heavily in its announcement.

Roblox is hugely successful among young people, but has also been dogged by criticisms of its child safety features, how it polices unsuitable content, and how it compensates content creators.

“For 90 years the Lego Group has inspired generations of children through play through the endless creative possibilities of the Lego brick, which remains the core of its business,” today’s press release reads.

“The company is a leader in defining safe digital play experiences for children including the development of an industry-standard Digital Child Safety Policy with UNICEF and the 2016 launch of the first fully live moderated social app for children.”

Work on the project still seems early, and today Lego and Epic Games have simply announced an agreement on three principles which will guide its construction:

  • 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.

Lego’s video game offering has been dominated by TT Games-developed licensed releases over the years – such as this week’s just-released Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – but it has also licensed its brand to others for dabbling in different, sandbox-style games in the past, such as Lego Minifigures Online and Lego Universe.

There’s no suggestion at all that Lego content will be integrated into Fortnite, Epic’s main hub of franchise crossovers.

“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 boss Tim Sweeney said today.

“Kids enjoy playing in digital and physical worlds and move seamlessly between the two,” added Lego boss Niels B Christiansen. “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. Just as we’ve protected children’s rights to safe physical play for generations, we are committed to doing the same for digital play. We look forward to working with Epic Games to shape this exciting and playful future.”

View Original Source Here

Start Your Homestead at the Far End of the Galaxy
The anti-grav racing of Redout 2 blasts onto PC and
Benedict Fox Will Take Up His Last Case Early Next
Fall into the Fantastic World of Ravenlok Next Year with
Horizon Forbidden West Update Makes a Huge Improvement to Performance
Poll: What Was Your Favourite PS5, PS4 Game Shown at
Dying Light Free PS5 and PS4 Enhanced Edition Upgrade Available
Sonic Frontiers Combat Is Looking Rough in New Gameplay Video
3D Zelda Series Game Club
Into The Breach Now Has A Physical Edition, Available For
Cooperative Board Game Pandemic To Be Pulled From eShop At
Episode 754: Slow-Rolling Into Our Obituary
Best capture cards for PC gaming
E-waste is an untapped source of rare Earth materials
Costa Rica declared national emergency after massive hack
25 years later, this museum figured out how to stop
CYBERPUNK 2077 Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1
RAMBO THE VIDEO GAME Gameplay Trailer
MotoGP™ 18 The Official Videogame
A WAY OUT Walkthrough Gameplay Part 1
PLAYSTATION SHOWCASE 2021
First Look at Bayonetta 3 Gameplay – Nintendo Switch
Little Nightmares II
Top 10 Best Live Action Video Game Trailers
Horizon Forbidden West gets another new patch
Final Fantasy 16’s Lead Developers are an All-Star Line-Up, Including
The first fix for Gran Turismo 7’s launch woes is
Resident Evil 4 Remake: Leon’s Jacket Is a Recreation of