It looks like “Minecraft” is about to face some heavy competition, as Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has announced “Lego Worlds,” a game that combines the customization of “Minecraft” with the literal building blocks of Lego. Currently, fans can try the game out as it is a Steam Early Access game, though it should be noted that this isn’t the final version.
This is the second time in 2015 that Warner Bros. and Lego have gone up against an established game franchise, as the heavily hyped “Lego Dimensions” will be taking on both “Disney Infinity” and “Skylanders” in the toy game genre. It’s obvious that Warner Bros. and developer Traveller’s Tales (aka TT Games) are prepared for a big year, even if it means taking on stiff competition.
Much like with “Minecraft,” players will be able to rebuild cities or make new sets of places in “Lego Worlds,” as everything in the game will be made of Lego, according to the Guardian. The people and the animals will also be made of Lego, all of which are based on real-life play sets, with more content to come as the game gets updated.
So far, the only thing holding “Lego Worlds” back from being a threat to “Minecraft” is the lack of online multiplayer. Keep in mind that the game is still in very early beta testing, and TT Games has confirmed that the mode will be coming in a future update.
Games with Lego blocks seem to be all the rage in 2015, as TT Games will also be releasing “Lego Jurassic World” to coincide with the upcoming film later this month. In addition to that, the aforementioned “Lego Dimensions” will also be coming this fall, with plenty of settings and characters from “Lord of the Rings,” “Doctor Who” and “DC Comics.”
“Lego Worlds” is currently available for play as a Steam Early Access title, so fans interested in this would-be “Minecraft” killer can check out the game and see how it holds up. More information about “Lego Worlds” and other Lego-related media can be found in the official Lego website.