WB Games announced today the arrival of Lego Worlds on Steam's Early Access platform. The game is touted as a "limitless collection of procedurally generated worlds," bringing Minecraft and Lego one step closer to becoming a singularity.
Tt Games, which is also developing two standard Lego titles and the upcoming Lego Dimensions toys-to-life game, is also working on this new title. Early Access players can unlock digital representations of some of Lego's physical building sets. More are planned in the future.
Lego Worlds will eventually support multiplayer and sharing features, though those are not available yet. WB Games anticipates the title remaining in Early Access until early 2016, at which time it will finalize a release candidate.
Currently the game features the following items:
- Procedurally Generated Worlds
- Terrforming and Building tools
- Discoveries and Unlocks
- Rideable Creatures and Vehicles
- Day/Night Cycle
WB Games anticipates the final version will also include:
- Like/Dislike system for tailoring World Generation
- Procedurally Generated Underground Cave Networks
- LEGO ID integration to allow for sharing and uploading of in-game builds
- Additional Biomes
- Painting Themes
- Pre-Generated Towns/Villages/Settlements relevant to the Biome
- Updated AI Behaviors to provide organic feeling to free-roaming creatures and characters
- Red Brick Extras
- Full liquid behaviors
- Additional Minifigure Characters and Creatures
- Additional Vehicles and Pre-Built Models
- Additional Weapons
- Cut/Copy/Paste chunks of landscape
- Underwater Gameplay (including Vehicles, Creatures and additional sea life)
- Character Customizer
- Online Multiplayer
With the release of Lego Worlds, WB Games joins Daybreak, Ubisoft, and Square Enix as a major publisher taking advantage of Steam's Early Access program. For more, you can check out the trailer above and the screenshots below.