In more MMO related news, Funcom has today announced that the company has signed a license agreement with the LEGO Group, the very large company behind the infamous LEGO, to develop a massively multiplayer online game based on the hugely popular LEGO Minifigures franchise.
The massively multiplayer online game that Funcom will develop based on the LEGO Minifigures franchise will focus on maximum accessibility. Funcom and the LEGO Group will work together to make the game available to consumers in their online channels and will be coordinating activities to provide a broad and enhanced experience for the product line. The game will be a prominent part of the LEGO Minifigures online experience which already has millions of unique visitors per month.
“The market for family-friendly online experiences intended for children and youngsters is brimming with potential,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. “Being able to work with a world-renowned brand such as the LEGO brand to develop an MMO for this audience is incredibly exciting to us as game developers and for Funcom as a company. This is source material we all know and love and we simply cannot wait to get started working with the LEGO Group on realizing this exciting project.”
While no other details have been released thus far, this will be an interesting project to follow as the previous LEGO MMO, LEGO Universe, has now been closed down due to insufficient subscriber numbers outweighing production costs.