After two years of bringing characters from 30 different cartoon, television and movie properties to life, publisher Warner Bros. has announced that Lego Dimensions is officially dead.
“Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, TT Games and The Lego Group would like to thank fans for their ongoing support of Lego Dimensions,” an official statement posted to Twitter reads. “After careful consideration, we will not be producing new expansion packs for the game beyond what is now available. We will continue to provide ongoing server and customer support for all Lego Dimensions packs. Existing packs will continue to work interchangeably and will remain available for purchase.”
This is a regrettable turn of events, but not one that wasn’t entirely unforeseen.
Launched over two years ago, Lego Dimensions was planned as a three-year cycle, with three seasons of new Lego sets introducing new entertainment properties, such as Harry Potter, Sonic The Hedgehog and Jurassic World to a single, massive virtual playground. It started off slow at first, but soon found a dedicated audience and it seemed like the game was set to last the full three years. However, rumors of the game’s cancellation from earlier this year, as well as a recent report mentioning the abandonment of plans for a third season of content due to slow sales of toy sets and an endless development cycle cast Lego Dimensions’ future into doubt.
Now, with this announcement, fans’ fears have come to pass and Lego Dimensions has come to an end.
Fortunately, as indicated by the announcement, TT Games will continue to provide server and customer support and in the chance that the servers do go down, longtime fans will have a massive collection of Lego toys to mess around with.
Lego Dimensions is available on the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Wii U.