LEGO is taking over the video game industry!
With games based on major film franchises including Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Batman along with their other usual titles based on board games like Chess and their original toy sets such as Bionicles, LEGO is pushing even deeper into the biggest industry in home entertainment with their own Massively Multiplayer Online title: LEGO Universe.
The idea of an MMO based on the LEGO brand seems like the perfect idea. Everything in the world could be customized, down to the parts of your character and you could (read: should) be able to literally build a world, from houses to cars, pirate ships to space trains.
CES 2010 begins this week and the game will be at the Las Vegas event with beta sign-ups, hands-on demos and the premiere game trailer.
Imagine the money they can make by adding in their big licenses where they could allow for microtransactions to buy an X-Wing in Space?! Better yet, you could do that with your friends?
The game is confirmed to have co-operative based quests as opposed to player-vs-player action (remember the target audience here, folks) and your character does level up with experience. At level 30, you can customize weapons for your ninjas or pirates. When I think ninjas and pirates, I want PvP included…
If this game does what I think it should and is as open and free as I hope for, I’ll definitely be playing this game.
What do you think?
LEGO Universe is planned to release in the second half of 2010 and Game Rant will build you a boat to party on. It will launch on PC first and later on the consoles with a pay-as-you-go subscription plan.