LEGO Group launches LEGO Fortnite via partnership with Epic group

The popular LEGO Group has launched a new game called LEGO Fortnite. This is the first play experience to come from the partnership between Epic Games and the LEGO Group to develop fun and safe digital spaces for children and families.Within LEGO Fortnite, players can explore vast, open worlds where the magic of LEGO building and Fortnite collide. Players can: • Play as some of your favorite Fortnite characters, like Brite Bomber, Cuddle Team Leader and Raven - but in LEGO Style• Collect food and resources, craft items, and battle enemies solo or with friends• Build shelter for defense and customize your ultimate home base, then recruit villagers to gather materials and help them survive the night• Gear up and drop into deep caves in search of rare resources, hidden areas and enemiesThe game is designed for people of all ages and “aims to encourage creativity, experimentation and collaboration through play. The LEGO Fortnite journey is just beginning, with new world building, gameplay features, and more LEGO Style Outfits arriving in updates starting early 2024. Fortnite is available to play for free on PlayStation®?4, PlayStation®?5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch™?, PC on Epic Games Store and cloud-based gaming streaming services.The LEGO Group is already using Unreal Engine across its broad portfolio of play and content experiences, including LEGO DREAMZzz™? and LEGO NINJAGO™?. The two companies are also using Unreal Engine to build digital twins for thousands of physical LEGO elements, and are working to make these available for creators across the Fortnite Ecosystem in both UEFN and Fortnite's Creative tools in 2024, in order to bridge the worlds of physical and digital play like never before.The LEGO Group and Epic Games will unveil several more LEGO themed games inside Fortnite starting early next year.Niels B. Christiansen, CEO of the LEGO Group, said:?“Our partnership with Epic Games is focused on developing digital play experiences that are designed to be fun and safe, and have the potential to bridge the worlds of physical and digital play to inspire kids. Together with Epic Games, we are building digital worlds designed with kids in mind from the outset - we hope other creators and brands are inspired to do the same.”Tim Sweeney, CEO & Founder, Epic Games said: “LEGO Fortnite offers players a new way to express themselves through worldbuilding and is an important step forward in the evolution of the Fortnite ecosystem. We look forward to continuing to partner with The LEGO Group to build immersive digital play spaces that are fun for kids and all types of players.”