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San Francisco : Game developer Epic Games and toy company The Lego Group are building a new, family-friendly virtual world.

As Engadget reports, the companies haven’t disclosed too many details yet, though they plan to “shape the future of the Metaverse to make it safe and fun for kids and families.”

The companies have agreed on three principles that they will adhere to as they “build an immersive, creatively inspiring and engaging digital experience” for people of all ages to enjoy.

According to the report, they have resolved to protect children’s right to play by prioritizing safety and well-being; Protect children’s privacy by putting their best interests first and empower children and adults with tools that give them control over their digital experience.

Epic and Lego did not announce a timeline for when their collective vision of a virtual world will open for business.

The report says that Epic is probably the most prominent example of a kid-friendly metaverse in Fortnite.

The Battle Royale mode, countless crossovers, concerts, movie nights, and Creative Islands have helped Fortnite become a massively popular virtual space where people go to hang out.

Lego also has experience in the virtual world. Along with its long-running series of licensed games (including the one that dropped this week in Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga), it was behind a sandbox game called Lego Worlds.

 

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