One of my favorite couch co-op games from the past couple years has been LEGO Dimensions. My wife and I enjoyed picking up the (at times, confusing) expansion packs that added some of our favorite franchises to the title, and playing through new worlds and familiar ones with some of our favorite characters from pop culture. It appears, though, that all of that may be coming to an end.
[UPDATE]: The official Twitter account for LEGO Dimensions posted this announcement on October 23. Looks like further development is nixed.
From building and rebuilding to the most bricktacular mash-ups, the Multiverse would be nothing without our amazing community. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/NEDbBXqjyZ— LEGO Dimensions (@LEGODimensions) October 23, 2017
Tom Phillips at Eurogamer published an article yesterday that brought all of this to our attention. While the news hasn't been officially confirmed by Warner Bros, the game's publisher, it appears some information was shared with Eurogamer from within TT Games, the developer behind LEGO Dimensions and pretty much all LEGO games. In an email to the entire studio, Dave Dootson (TT Games' Studio Manager) talked about the title in such a way that seems to acknowledge the project is coming to a close.
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
The full article is worth reading, as it explores many of the reasons why the latest (and perhaps last) "toys-to-life" title will meet its end one year earlier than originally anticipated.
So, if you're a fan of the game, now may be a good time to hit up Amazon, Target, Best Buy, or any other retailer to track down and get any expansion packs you still want before they're gone for good (or become ridiculously overpriced).