New LEGO MMO in the works

By Nathan Lyle On 28 Jun, 2012 At 01:34 PM | Categorized As Lego News, Video Games | With 3 Comments

LEGO has announced that they are in the works of another LEGO MMO game. LEGO Universe was developed by NetDevil, and that ended up failing. However, LEGO plans to make a new MMO game with a Norwegian developer, called Funcom! What’s your thought on a new LEGO MMO game?

Durham, USA – June 28th, 2012 – Funcom, a world leading independent developer and publisher of online games, is excited to announce that the company has signed a license agreement with the LEGO Group, one of the world’s most successful manufacturers of play materials, to develop a massively multiplayer online game based on the hugely popular LEGO® Minifigures franchise.

LEGO® Minifigures are the inhabitants of an unimaginable number of spectacular creations put together by both kids and grown-ups over the past several decades. Whether it is a knight in shining armor, a brave firefighter or just an oddball in a gorilla suit, these figures breath life into elaborately constructed cities, castles and even space stations around the world. The LEGO Group estimates that 340 million minifigures will be produced in 2012 (including minifigures not part of the LEGO® Minifigures collectibles).

The massively multiplayer online game that Funcom will develop based on the LEGO® Minifigures franchise will focus on maximum accessibility. Funcom and the LEGO Group will work together to make the game available to consumers in their online channels and will be coordinating activities to provide a broad and enhanced experience for the product line. The game will be a prominent part of the LEGO® Minifigures online experience which already has millions of unique visitors per month.

“The market for family-friendly online experiences intended for children and youngsters is brimming with potential,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “Being able to work with a world-renowned brand such as the LEGO® brand to develop an MMO for this audience is incredibly exciting to us as game developers and for Funcom as a company. This is source material we all know and love and we simply cannot wait to get started working with the LEGO Group on realizing this exciting project.”

What’s your thought on a new LEGO MMO game?

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  1. Supercoollegodude says:

    I am sooooooooooooooooooo glad they are tring something like this again. Maybe if the have sets to go along with the game, it will become a success. LONG LIVE LU!!!

    BTW-Why is there a pic of the Space Cop on this?

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  3. Josh Hill says:

    I want to know will there be factions? Because I LOVED the factions in LU. I also want to know about the weapons will they be cool? I also LOVED the weapons in LU.

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