LEGO Dimensions Ending Development of New Content

Posted by | October 24, 2017 | News, PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox One | No Comments
LEGO Dimensions

In a brief announcement on twitter, the official LEGO Dimensions account confirmed that active development on the toys-to-life game is ceasing (Eurogamer first reported on the yet-confirmed news last week). No new expansion, story, or fun packs will be produced.

Warner Bros. and TT Games have promised to continue supporting LEGO Dimensions and all current content through server and customer support. But the writing is now firmly on the walls.

LEGO Dimensions originally launched in September 2015 as Warner Bros.’ answer to popular toys-to-life games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. It uses special LEGO toysets that can be scanned and used in game. It featured a wide variety of officially licensed franchises. In fact most of the content was from other games, movies, or TV shows, including Ghostbusters, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Teen Titans, and The Powerpuff Girls.

Wave 9, which included The Teen Titans and Powerpuff Girls packs, represents the last new content released for LEGO Dimensions. Over 50 packs, from big story levels to small characters, have been released over the last two years.

Unlike other toys-to-life games, LEGO Dimensions was developed as a single starter pack with three years of planned expansion content. But the add-ons didn’t sell as well, particularly in the second season of releases this year. TT Games has now resumed work on more traditional LEGO video games, such as the upcoming LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2.

The cancellation announcement echoes Skylanders’ earlier this year, where Activision announced no new Skylanders game for the first time in six years. Skylanders has effectively been put on hiatus with no news of the future of the franchise.

Also earlier this year we saw the total death of Disney Infinity, which was given a hard stop by Disney, gradually ceasing new content and rolling down servers and online support. Despite lacking a singular game, Nintendo’s amiibo figures continue to sell, though sales have noticeably dropped this year.

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