Lego Dimensions Comes To An Early End After Two Years
The toys-to-life genre has seen a serious fall from grace over the past couple of years. Disney Infinity was canceled in 2016. Skylanders is on hiatus, with a licensed mobile game due in 2018. And now Lego Dimensions, TT Games' multiverse addition to the genre, is calling it a wrap as well. In a statement released on Twitter, the team announced that no more content is coming to Lego Dimensions. This comes a couple days after rumors that the game would end a year before its planned three-year life cycle had finished. Even though the game's development is over, the Lego Dimensions servers and customer support will remain active for the foreseeable future.
From building and rebuilding to the most bricktacular mash-ups, the Multiverse would be nothing without our amazing community. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/NEDbBXqjyZ— LEGO Dimensions (@LEGODimensions) October 23, 2017
Lego Dimensions was a latecomer to the toys-to-life genre, but it quickly found a diehard audience with its playful mix of properties as diverse as Harry Potter, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Lord of the Rings, Back to the Future, Doctor Who, and Gremlins. Over the course of two years, TT Games provided a constant stream of character packs and level packs for fans, but with that came a heavy price tag.
As Eurogamer reported, the price of manufacturing custom molded, limited-run products and the work required to design and implement an overwhelming amount of content across two years placed a huge amount of pressure on the success of each new set and a lot of strain on TT Games.
Closing out two years, the Lego Dimensions team thanks the fans and community for their passion and dedication: "From building and rebuilding to the most bricktacular mash-ups, the Multiverse would be nothing without our amazing community. Thank you."
Year three of Lego Dimensions would have introduced Minecraft to the mix.
It's always tough to see a talented, dedicated team shut down development on a project before its time. Toys-to-life games aren't nearly as popular as they used to be (although someone should tell Ubisoft that), but Lego Dimensions offered a weird mash-up of properties that were clearly geared toward fans of the 80's and 90's, not just kids. TT Games put a lot of hard work and passion into Lego Dimensions as a platform, and from all accounts this wasn't an easy project to work on. Hopefully, they'll bring that same level of dedication and positive energy to their next project.