LEGO has announced that LEGO Minifigures Online will be changing to a buy to play video game model. If you have purchased anything with real money during the beta, your copy of the game will be upgraded to the full version of the game so basically the game becomes free when it is launches next week.
Official Press Release:
LEGO® Minifigures Online Launches June 29 on PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android LEGO® Minifigures Online Available at $29.99 on June 29th, featuring full cross-play in the same online world across all devices OSLO, NORWAY – JUNE 22, 2015 – Get ready for a LEGO adventure unlike any other! Funcom is excited to announce that LEGO® Minifigures Online will be smashing its way onto PC, Mac, Linux, iOS, and Android on June 29, 2015. For the first time ever, gamers will get to play in the same persistent online world across all platforms, making it easier than ever to play with friends and freely switch between platforms to keep the game going wherever players may be.
Funcom announced recently that, after a limited run as a free-to-play game on PC, LEGO Minifigures Online will now launch on both desktop and mobile platforms as a buy-to-play game. To ensure a fresh, new, and even higher-quality experience for everyone, the developers at Funcom have spent months overhauling the game in preparation for this launch. New features and content, such as unique events, cinematics, voice acting, and a fun and engaging story are included, as well as numerous gameplay additions and major improvements throughout the entire game.
“This really is the definitive version of LEGO Minifigures Online and we are very much looking forward to opening the servers for players to experience it,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “Not only will it feel like a fresh, new experience for those who have played the earlier free-to-play PC version, there is also so much potential unlocked now that gamers can play with each other across platforms on a broad range of devices. Maybe you are playing on an iPhone while your friend is on an Android tablet and your grandma is on a high-powered PC; you’ll still play together in the same world, along with thousands of other LEGO fans from all over the globe.”
LEGO Minifigures Online is an online game for LEGO fans of all ages, where players can collect over one hundred Minifigures, each with their own unique personality and abilities, and build a team to take on exciting adventures through colorful, classic LEGO worlds. From Pirate World to Space World, players must play together and smash their way through aliens, sea monsters, and more to unlock the full potential of their Minifigures. Along the way, players will also encounter plenty of that great, universal LEGO humor! The game is KidSafe certified and fully COPPA-compliant, with multiple safety measures in place to ensure a fun and secure online experience for everyone.
LEGO Minifigures Online will be available for PC, Mac and Linux on www.playminifigures.com as well as Steam for $29.99 on June 29th, and will include all content. The iOS and Android versions will be available in the App Store and on Google Play respectively for $4.99, which will include the first world. Players on iOS devices will be able to purchase additional worlds starting June 29th, while Android users will be able to purchase more worlds later this summer.