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Rumor: Warner Bros. done with LEGO Dimensions, scrapped plans detailed

Posted on October 18, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in Rumors, Wii U

Warner Bros. may never say it officially, but LEGO Dimensions looks to be done. What’s naturally apparent with the title as well as what developer TT Games recently said internally suggests that it will not be receiving any new content. In other words, plans for LEGO Dimensions’ third year have been scrapped.

We all know about the fate of other games like Disney Infinity and Skylanders. Eurogamer points out various issues such as how there was little room for profit, a slowdown of sales, and the huge workload required from TT Games.

The site also shares some of the details about what could have been offered for LEGO Dimensions. We could have seen a LEGO Minecraft expansion, plus more characters for existing franchises like the Flash and a Missy-themed follow-up to Year One’s Doctor Who pack. Villain Lord Vortech may have also returned as a means of wrapping up the entire series and possibly unlocking access to all worlds. Once Warner Bros. pulled the plug on a dedicated third year of LEGO Dimensions content, the company apparently considered Vortech as a finale pack for Year Two, though ultimately dropped it entirely.

Eurogamer also claims that TT was, at one point, working on “a camera which would be able to scan small LEGO builds and replicate them within the game.” Doing so “would have allowed you to build anything in a five-by-five block size and have it recognized, then reproduced on-screen.” Although it was running, Warner Bros. hadn’t greeenlit the device for production.

Eurogamer did reach out to Warner Bros. for a comment, but was only told that the company was continuing to “look at the future product slate”. The site also got its hands on an a studio-wide email from TT Games’ Dave Dootson, in which he wrote:

“Thanks so much to everyone for making Dimensions possible. As difficult as it has been, it is worth celebrating the incredible achievement it represents in the quality of the game, the amazing blend of IPs and the challenging technical demands it presented. It stands as a real testament to the talent within TT.”

Definitely looks like LEGO Dimensions is done. Based on the lack of commitment from Warner Bros. this year, that’s hardly surprising.


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  • AquaBat

    Oh hey, it’s Euro-“Pokémon Stars Coming To Nintendo Switch”-gamer
    Euro-“Please Believe Everything LKD and Liam Say”-gamer
    Euro-“We Can No Longer Afford Printing The Truth”-gamer

    Meaning unless proven, everything in this article is a lie

    • BlueMaxwell

      TBH, dose it even matter for something like this? It’s pretty given that LEGO Dimension is dead as stone

    • theFooFighter

      You do realize that Eurogamer leaked literally everything about the switch specs and design months before the official reveal. Also Liam accuracy leaked Mario + rabbids and the end of Skylanders. You have this weird obsession with proving these leakers wrong then when they get something right which Liam and Eurogamer do at least 60-70% of the time you disappear and hope no one remembers your comments

      • AquaBat

        Liam does not even remotely have a good track record. He also wasn’t the one behind Mario + Rabbids, neither him nor Laura was, they just piggybacked on it and got lucky.
        Eurogamer was also not behind the Switch specs, that was Digital Foundry. Again, convenient piggybacking.
        And I don’t “disappear” when they get things right, I even expressed my interest in Mario + Rabbids when it was officially revealed. Sometimes I just don’t comment because I have nothing to say. God forbid I don’t comment on every single article. Is that what you want me to do?
        When you idiots begin to treat these people as fact-bearers who are 100% right all the time and conveniently ignore the multitudes of incorrect guesses, that’s when I have a problem.

        I’ll just leave this here.

        • theFooFighter

          Guess who is affiliated with Eurogamer

          • AquaBat

            Yeah. That’s great.
            Guess what “affiliated” doesn’t mean.
            “Gets to take credit for the other’s discoveries”.
            Switch specs were entirely Digital Foundry. Eurogamer just wrote up an article about their affiliate for ad revenue.

        • MagcargoMan

          Lol, that image is great. I’m gonna save this for future reference.

    • Exposer

      Well they said a Pokemon game was coming to the Switch, they were right, also they leak the image of the Switch 3 weeks before the presentation.

    • GoldenTriforce

      Normally I don’t trust leakers but, beyond stars, Eurogamer has a very good track record. Also Eurogamer was not once involved with LKD and Liam’s leaks, they just happened at the same time.

    • You seem to get really damn defensive over any industry rumor that looks remotely bad for Nintendo, no matter how plausible.

      • AquaBat

        How does this relate to Nintendo in any way besides the game being on one of its consoles?
        Besides that, that’s not even remotely true.
        For example, I didn’t fall for the BS claims that Super Mario Odyssey would be a launch game, and that would only be beneficial for Nintendo.
        This isn’t being defensive. This is refusing to buy into this culture of “anonymous sources”.

  • StrawhatEevee

    And then there was one….amiibo! Now, make an amiibo RPG so I have something to do with them besides have them look pretty.

    • TheGoomba

      They do plenty of things, people just get angry when they do those things.

      • StrawhatEevee

        I mean, a game that focuses on them. Like these toys to life games; where scanning them in is the focus and not an add on.

      • Cutting on-disc content is not “doing something”

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    • Hidden Flare

      Wait did sky landers die too?

      • Supporter

        Skylanders is essentially on hiatus this year. I don’t know if it will come back in 2018 or not.

        • Hidden Flare

          Hmm alright then.

  • TheGoomba

    This wouldn’t surprise me if it were true, to actually get into the thing was ridiculously expensive, like Disney Infinity levels of expensive.

    • Exposer

      Also many figure were just cashgrab or really pointless, Back to the Future, Powerpuff Girls, Simpsons, Sonic? Really?

    • jimmy

      To be honest i loved the sculpting of the Infinity figures, if i wasn’t short on shelf space i probably would’ve collected them for just that

  • Exposer

    First Infinity, then Skylanders, now Dimensions…Hail Amiibos.

  • Tlink7

    Good. Toys-to-life is a giant waste of consumer money

    • MagcargoMan

      Buying all the figures/playsets for Disney Infinite 1.0 alone costs over $500.

  • JasonBall

    I wonder when/if Nintendo will get the message. Big if too, because they actually seem to be doing very well still with amiibo, and they’re notably different from the other big three in terms of how they’re used.

  • Between the movies, games and the rest WB sure has spent the last several years driving the Lego multimedia brand into the ground so furiously even Activision would be wary.

    • MagcargoMan

      The movies and games are good though.

  • oh my god what i am going to do with this closet full of $20 toys-to-life figurines?!

  • awesomeparadise3

    I’ll be pretty sad if this is true. I loved the game and the toys and Lego games seem to be the kind that get exponentially better with sequels. However, I think it’s possible that while Year 3 is cancelled, there might be a full sequel only on Xbox One, PS4 and Switch. It’d be easier than continuously updating a game on 5 platforms and they could use their newer engine which I imagine will ease things.

  • MagcargoMan

    Geez, looks like everyone’s dropping the toys-to-life genre now. I mean, not that that’s a bad thing, since it was a money-grubbing scheme, but kinda surprising all they all dropped so shorty one after another.

    That scan idea sounds cool. Shame that didn’t materialise.

  • Dumdum

    I never really got into LEGO Dimensions as a game, but I did get the Portal pack, because I thought having a licensed Chelle minifig was cool.

    Anyway, where Infinity and Dimensions (assuming this rumor proves to be true) failed is that their toys worked with only one game. This is even more pronounced with Infinity, forcing consumers to get a totally new base so you can get higher-versioned toys in your game. Like, version 3 figures does jack if you only have a version 1 base.

    Amiibos, on the other hand, work on a number of games, and there are even games with no special unlock for specific amiibos being able to give generic digital goods to the player (for example, you can scan a Mario amiibo in BotW and still get stuff).

    Really, though, I see amiibos, Infinity figures, and Dimensions minifigs as collectibles/toys first then game content unlockers second. Granted, they’re relatively pricey collectibles/toys because of it, but seeing them as such helps cope with the inevitable that they’re not likely to be supported forever, and this is even more true with the non-amiibo figures.

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