Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The LEGO® Group today announced that LEGO® Worlds, a galaxy of imaginative worlds made entirely of digital LEGO bricks where players can explore, discover and create together, will commercially launch on February 21, 2017 for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and STEAM.
Niels Jørgensen, the Vice President of Digital Games for Lego, said: “We are excited to bring our physical and digital play models closer together and know it will resonate with our core audience – and engage new ones. We believe Lego Worlds has the potential to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through its experience of open-ended creative play.”
“In LEGO Worlds, players will go on an exciting journey to become a Master Builder, in an open world made completely of LEGO-built environments,” said Jonathan Smith, the head of production at TT Games, in a press statement. “Whether customizing characters, exploring in vehicles, building structures, or discovering an expansive range of items, characters and creatures throughout the worlds, there’s the freedom to create anything imaginable.”
Here’s a brief elevator pitch courtesy of the game’s Steam listing:
LEGO® Worlds is a galaxy of procedurally-generated Worlds made entirely of LEGO bricks which you can freely manipulate and dynamically populate with LEGO models. Explore each World and unlock new discoveries: from cowboys and giraffes to vampires and polar bears, to steamrollers, race cars, and colossal digging machines! Use the multi-tool to shape environments and alter any World to your liking: raise the terrain to create vast mountain ranges, or enter the Brick-by-Brick editor to build anything you can imagine. Save your creations to build with them again. LEGO Worlds enables you to populate your Worlds with many weird and wonderful characters, creatures, models, and driveable vehicles, and then play out your own unique adventures. Probably not worth upsetting the Skeletons though…
David Haddad, President, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment added the following to accompany the announcement:
“LEGO® Worlds expands our LEGO® videogame franchise with a new experience that embodies all the fun of physical LEGO® brick building. TT Games has created an expansive, digital universe that combines unlimited creativity with the LEGO® humour that fans love.”
PS4 owners will also get access to an Agents DLC pack with extra characters, weapons and vehicles 90 days before anyone else.
So what do you think? Will you be trying out LEGO Worlds when it releases this February? What do you want to build first? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.