The two entertainment heavyweights say they will create a safe and fun immersive digital experience for kids of all ages, but offered few details on what the virtual world will look like or when they plan to launch it.
The two companies said they would work together to ensure the safety, privacy and well-being of children, and provide tools for children and adults that give them power over their digital experiences.
“We are excited to come together to create a space in the Metaverse that is fun, entertaining, and designed for kids and families,” Epic CEO and Founder Tim Sweeney said in a press release.
Sweeney told the Washington Post last year, he sees the Metaverse as a kind of “online playground” where users can play games and watch movies on Netflix together.
Both companies join the ranks of several other companies looking to create their own metaverses, like Niantic, the augmented reality platform that develops games like Pokémon GO. Niantic raised $300 million last year to build what he calls the “real-world metaverse.”