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Lego Worlds is a Lego Sandbox game along the lines of something like Minecraft that will allow players to create worlds and other landscapes in the 3D procedurally generated world. The game is being developed by Traveller’s Tales (otherwise known as TT Games) and is being published by Warner Bros Interactive. Traveller’s Tales has a long history of putting together Lego themed video games. The company was the developer for the Lego Dimensions line as well as Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham and Lego Jurassic World more recently. Lego Worlds is expected to launch sometime in 2016 for the PC but has already been released in an early access form for Steam. That early access was released on June 1, 2015.
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The game was officially teased not using a video or tweet but Lego Worlds was teased on the back of a Lego set’s construction manual. The game was officially announced on June 1, 2015 and at the same time it was announced, the game also got an early access release on Steam. The development team has said they released the game on Steam Early Access in order to get feedback about Lego Worlds before it get’s officially released as a full game. At the same time the game was released on Steam early access the developers released a teaser trailer in order to show off what players can do.
On June 15, 2015 TT Games announced the first content update for Lego Worlds. This update allowed for players to actually go underground, and explore some “naturally occurring” cave formations as well as look for hidden adventures and hidden treasures. At the same time, the company said it would soon be bringing new characters, creatures and vehicles to the game.
On August 10, 2015 the development team announced its second update to the game. This update brought the ability to explore and build underwater, take pictures using the in game camera mode and and use a map in order to get around the world easier. The team also said they made it more difficult to discover treasures and creatures, as well as new areas.
On October 30, 2015 the development team rolled out update number three. In this update the team said it had made improvements to the quest system, as well as several fixes to the basic programming in the game such as vehicle cameras and building blueprints.
On December 12, 2015 TT Games announced they were going to soon be rolling out Update 4. This update brought even more characters, creatures and vehicles to discover as well as more quests. This official update went live on January 22, 2016 as well as a patch to fix various crashes and glitches that have to do with the camera and other functions in the game.
On March 17, 2016 the developers announced they would be rolling out Update 5 later in the month of March. Among the things the update changes is the UI of the entire game as well as the ability to play using a PS4 dualshock controller. The team also said it will be updating and improving the AI of the NPCs in Lego Worlds. The final version of the game is expected to launch sometime in 2016 on the PC but as of March it does not have an official release date. The developers have said they will be rolling out updates to the early access Steam version right up until the official full release.
Because Lego Worlds is a sandbox game that has some elements of building and creating like in Minecraft, there is not an established story for players to go through. Instead, the game will offer different missions and areas to complete tasks. These missions will have their own self contained stories.
Gameplay for Lego Worlds differs depending on how players want to go through the game. There is a massive amount of procedurally generated worlds which are made entirely of Lego bricks. In these worlds, there are a number of different creations players can put together, whether talking about buildings or vehicles. There is the ability to build from scratch or use landscaping tools that can change up the environment rather easily and quickly.
The worlds are built using a ton of characters, creatures, vehicles and buildings that have been spotted by fans of the Lego series in their playsets for years. There will also be playsets that can be purchased in the same way that Lego Dimensions works. At the same time, players will have more autonomy if they don’t buy any of the Lego Worlds playsets they will still be able to build their own worlds as well as buy prefabricated models and characters inside the game.
In addition to building, Lego Worlds also has the option of exploring the world with a number of different character choices and going on missions and quests. These quests can take place in a number of different biomes all over the game world and game universe. There are the usual environments you might expect in any game world such as a desert and an ocean. There are also locations such as a winter forest, a cherry blossom forest, Dessert Desert, Spooky Woods and Mushroom Land.
Each of these different parts of the world have missions and quests to play. There are creatures, other characters, vehicles and treasures that are all out there to discover as players work through their game.
The game right now is entirely single player. There are no multiplayer functions available.
While there aren’t any specifically named characters there is a long list of characters that players can use in their individual worlds. Some characters are unlocked at the beginning of the game, others can be purchased and others can be unlocked:
- Cheerleader Zombie
- Climber (male)
- Custom A
- Dino Tracker
- Diver (male)
- Farmer (male)
- Intergalactic Girl
- Motorcycle Mechanic
- Outlaw (male)
- Pirate (female)
- Pirate (male)
- Police officer (female)
- Police officer (male)
- Research Institute Paleontologist
- Research Institute Astronomer
- Research Institute Chemist
- Robber (female)
- Robber (male)
- Rocker Girl
- Scientist (female)
- Surfer girl
- Vampire (male)
- Warlock(Dragon Wizard)
- Warrior woman
- Werewolf (male)
- Zombie (male)
- Gingerbread Man
- Zombie Pirate
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game