While the toys-to-life genre has ebbed and flowed over the last few years, with big players like Skylanders falling behind and Disney dropping out entirely, it seemed like Warner Bros.’s LEGO Dimensions was remaining strong. However, according to a new report from Eurogamer, it looks like the series has come to an early conclusion, with no plans to continue beyond what’s already released.
LEGO Dimensions began in 2015 and quickly became a top player in the toy-to-life genre. The game was fun, and the LEGO figures were always fun to collect. Things seemed to be going well, though the subsequent releases did garner less and less excitement as things continued on. Aside from expansion releases there were also no new games launched in the series, which conflicts with what had been seen out of others like Skylanders and Disney, which had released major packages, often sequels, after the first year.
LEGO Dimensions had lots of releases, but they were always add-ons to the main base game. It seems that the success just wasn’t high enough, if Eurogamer’s report is accurate. There were big plans though, with the game just finishing up its second major year of release. There was a third planned, but it seems that that might never come to fruition.
According to Eurogamer, the sales just weren’t high enough. Combining this with the fact that most packs were priced competitively, with the producer making very little if any money off of them, and this was a recipe for disaster. LEGO’s high quality mark makes things tough though, with each figure costing more due to its unique nature.
In LEGO Dimensions’ place it seems that TT Games will refocus on the original LEGO game properties. We saw this with some Marvel titles, and LEGO Marvel Superheroes 2 is set to release next month. Still, there has been no official confirmation yet, so don’t go buying up all the figures until you are sure this report is accurate.