The LEGO Group has teamed with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games to develop the new video game "LEGO Worlds," a collection of generated worlds made with LEGO bricks where players build and define their own experience.
In what is widely seen as a potential "Minecraft" competitor, "LEGO Worlds" will allow players to digitally create anything they can imagine one brick at a time, or use prefabricated structures to customize their environments.
Fans of the LEGO building sets will be rewarded with a select number of commercially available sets that can be unlocked in-game during the early access period, with many more to come in future game updates. Future plans also include the addition of multi-player and sharing features.
“'LEGO Worlds' embodies the physical, LEGO brick-building fun that consumers have enjoyed for decades, on a digital platform that delivers an entirely new type of experience with the beloved bricks,” says Tom Stone, managing director, TT Games. “From the brick-by-brick editor, to discovering an expansive range of items, characters and creatures to populate your worlds–the creative possibilities are endless.”
The game enters STEAM early access today, with the goal of allowing the gaming community to provide feedback for continual improvements and the integration of additional content over time. Players who want to join the early access experience can download the STEAM client at store.steampowered.com then visit the LEGO Worlds page to download the game.