Lego Dimensions has been a rather ambitious toys-to-life game that mixed all sorts of IP into a single realm of platforming adventure. According to the latest buzz, though, its days of brick stacking may soon come to a close.
According to Eurogamer, sources close to Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment have revealed that Lego Dimensions has come to a close, approximately one year before its intended three-year life cycle. We feel the need to reiterate that this is currently only a rumor, but one we imagine is at least headed in the right direction.
Lego Dimensions hit store shelves in 2015 and gave players the chance to explore a ridiculous number of worlds pulled from every corner of pop culture. The core game included characters from The Lord of the Rings, Batman and The Lego Movie. Additional sets arrived in waves, ranging from properties like Scooby Doo and Portal to Doctor Who and The Simpsons. Sets included characters and vehicles which could be mixed and matched within the game worlds to your heart's content.
When the second year of content dropped, Dimensions abandoned the story established in the original game, instead focusing on offering even more worlds to explore, more characters to collect and a trio of story-driven releases that let you play through a Lego version of movies like Fantastic Beasts and the new Ghostbusters.
The latest wave of content included the likes of Beetlejuice, Teen Titans and the Powerpuff Girls, and was scheduled to be the final collection for year two of Dimensions. The fact that we haven't heard word one about a third year of content is one of the reasons we're inclined to believe that the game is indeed wrapping up.
According to the initial report, the third year of content was going to circle back around to the original story and wrap things up with the villainous Lord Vortech. Honestly, we're still hopeful that a final premium playset will pop up in the near future doing exactly that. While three years may have proven to be a bit too long of a tale for Dimensions, the game has provided a consistent stream of mostly quality content that has kept us entertained for an untold number of hours. It would be nice to see a sort of "Final Chapter" tacked on to the end to wrap things up with a pretty bow.
But, again, Eurogamer does not offer additional details outside of the fact that they are referencing folks working for the developer or publisher, so we don't want to write the game off until we hear something official from WBIE. Either way, this is probably a good time to wrap things up anyway...I've officially run out of places to store all of those playsets.