Warner Bros. is pulling the plug on LEGO Dimensions
A planned third year of content is no longer coming to the popular adventure game.
The last big contender in the toys-to-life market is exiting the game, with LEGO Dimensions set to receive no new content after this year's Season Two.
According to a report by Eurogamer, publisher Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is nixing plans to continue with a third year of new characters and level sets for the family-friendly adventure game, largely due to less-than-expected sales from Season Two toy packs themed around Ghostbusters, LEGO Batman and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Furthermore, the toys-to-life genre as a whole has lost a lot of steam over the past couple years, with Disney Infinity going belly up and the Skylanders franchise put on hold since Skylanders: Imaginators released last year.
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Sources within developer TT Games told Eurogamer that the now-cancelled Year Three for LEGO Dimensions would have included a pack themed around Lord Vortech from The LEGO Movie, a LEGO Minecraft pack and additional mini-figures for existing franchises like Doctor Who and The Flash.
Warner Bros. reportedly has no plans to release an official statement on LEGO Dimensions' demise, instead simply letting it wind down without announcing any new content for its third year.
It's always sad news whenever a game is shelved, even one so deep into its lifespan. LEGO Dimensions was far and away my personal favourite of the toys-to-life games, with its pop-culture crossovers with The Simpsons and Back to the Future proving to be so much more than mere fan service.
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