Lego MMO launching in 2014

Lego Minifigures Online coming to PC, iOS, and Android during second half of next year.

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Lego Minifigures Online--the all-new massively multiplayer online game from Age of Conan and The Secret World developer Funcom--will launch during the second half of 2014, it was announced today.

The game will be available on PC, iOS, and Android at launch. A business model was not announced.

Lego Minifigures Online is based on the Lego minifigures line of real-world toys. These toys will include a code to download a virtual version as a playable character in the game.

Players will be able to collect around 100 characters in all, and can swap between three playable characters at any given moment during the game.

Lego Minifigures Online will also feature PVP, though Funcom said it would talk more about this component later in the year. The game was originally announced last year.

A Lego MMO game has been attempted before. In October 2010, NetDevil launched Lego Universe, but the game had a short life. In November 2011, the Lego Group announced it would be shuttering the game. It managed to attract 2 million users, but failed to set up a satisfactory revenue model, developers said.

For more on Lego Minifigures Online, check out the video below.

Discussion

83 comments
jrabbit99
jrabbit99

What happened to the other Lego game?

Kelwin Lieng
Kelwin Lieng

Uhm.... is it a good excuse for Lego Universe? I like Lego Universe still.

Sarabianator
Sarabianator

I swear they released one of these before, guess it didn't turn out so well.

grasshopper6
grasshopper6

and one figure will cost 10 to 15 bucks 

Machess
Machess

Love the face of the guy on the left :P

g-man_III
g-man_III

this is a WoW killer. fo sho

Derek Garrison
Derek Garrison

99% of people I know who played WoW have quit. Whenever Elder Scrolls Online comes out I imagine WoW will see a huge subscriber loss.

Derek Garrison
Derek Garrison

It got cancelled within a year of its release. They just didn't have the content to keep people coming back.

A85W
A85W

Ohh SH*T!! LOL


hornspiller
hornspiller

Lego has better lore than WoW nowadays.

The_Last_Paladi
The_Last_Paladi

Welp, it was bound to happen with this series as well...


Nate Fox
Nate Fox

I hope this one goes over better than LEGO Universe. Even though I am 19, I will pre-order this and play the fun out of it

Hurvl
Hurvl

What's worse than F2P that's actually pay-to-win? Pay-to-step-on-legos-barefoot.

Ivan Ambiel
Ivan Ambiel

Guilherme Rafael Rodrigo e aew...axei engraçado

Andreas Andersen Uth
Andreas Andersen Uth

Hahah, lol.. i barely think lego would beat WoW these days.. those who still play WoW are gonna stay till it dies.. :)

Colin Smith
Colin Smith

as long as its free to play ill play it

blutosan
blutosan

I wonder how much the servers cost for MMO's.  It must be almost prohibitively expensive because it seems like any MMO that slips from being wildly successful ends up shutting down from lack of revenue.  

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

Can it technically be called an "MMO" when the MMO-to-world population ratio is 2:3?

Bowser05
Bowser05

Sweet. So instead of Funcom focusing on Dreamfall and TLJ like they should be, they are wasting time on ANOTHER new franchise. Don't get me wrong, I REALLY like Secret World, I hear Age of Conan was decent and I had fun with Bloodline...but that being said we all want Dreamfall and TLJ to finish. They've kept us waiting on a cliffhanger for far too long and it's terrible. That being said, I'm sure this game will be much more fun than the last Lego MMO...I have faith in Funcom.

will530
will530

I read this as Lego MMA and now I'm kind of disappointed that it's not...

Saketume
Saketume

haha! I'll probably try this if it's a f2p xD Never gonna pay for it though.

iMpLuX
iMpLuX

I originally wrote this off as a kids MMO, but seeing now that it's being developed by Funcom, I'm now interested and this may actually be good. I like The Secret World even though you die way too much, so I'm now interested since I think it will be for more than just kids since Funcom is behind this.

Followed!

udubdawgz
udubdawgz

lol, let me just lay it out on an all u can eat platter:

the gaming industry has changed forever.  msoft's idiocy was nothing compared to what we're going to see in the next 2 years.


Ovirew
Ovirew

The last Lego online game failed, and I expect this to, too.

Too bad, you'd think a Lego MMO would be very unique and different from other modern MMOs.

lorider25
lorider25

Oh God, please not Funcom!!!

mr_england
mr_england

@jrabbit99 You mean the one mentioned in the penultimate paragraph?

"A Lego MMO game has been attempted before. In October 2010, NetDevil launched Lego Universe, but the game had a short life. In November 2011, the Lego Group announced it would be shuttering the game. It managed to attract 2 million users, but failed to set up a satisfactory revenue model, developers said."

It got shut down ;-)

Hurvl
Hurvl

@blutosan MMO's are the typical high risk-high reward business model, but companies far too often don't realize the "high risk" part, it seems. Maintenance and updates and whatnot is quite expensive, though I have clue exactly how expensive. 

It's funny that they're trying again when the last lego MMO failed, but maybe it was the design, not the lego brand that was the problem.

blutosan
blutosan

@DaneGamer Yes, the Lego brand has shown that it can make a quality product and there are a lot of directions that a Lego MMO can go in terms of personalization and even building.  

I see a danger in the developers being handicapped by a family friendly approach.  Hopefully they will take the gameplay seriously because way too many "kid" games end up being overly simple.  Kids are smart and will appreciate a challenging game.  

Bowser05
Bowser05

@iMpLuX Die way too much? I've not had too many problems in Secret World so far. You play alone or with others?

blutosan
blutosan

@Hurvl Yeah, the net code design for MMO's is probably as important as the gameplay experience.  One of my favorite MMO's, Legacy: Online, had great reviews, but didn't last a year.  It's network architecture didn't make efficient use of servers.