With LEGO® Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga now available, the future of LEGO Games is uncertain. That’s not to say it’s the end, far from it in fact. The future of LEGO-inspired games is no longer in the hands of one developer and this means we will be seeing a spread of new experiences across platforms. There are only two titles confirmed to be on the way with LEGO Brawls going multiplatform and a new title from a new development partner, Thunderful Games. TT Games are rumoured to be working on their next LEGO title, with other rumours suggesting 2K games are working on numerous LEGO sports games. Here’s a round-up on what’s next for LEGO Games.
LEGO Brawls – Xbox | PlayStation | Nintendo Switch
One of the only certain upcoming releases is LEGO Brawls, that’s set to go multi-platform in the near future. The once Apple Arcade exclusive game will be making its way to other systems including Xbox, PlayStation and Switch. The platforming fighter blends characters and locations from numerous LEGO themes and features play modes such as free-for-all and Capture the Flag.
Another certainty is LEGO Bricktales from Thunderful Games, although they are being oddly tight-lipped about where you’ll be able to play it. The physics-based LEGO adventure has a similar style to Builder’s Journey but uses minifigures to tell the story. The game is only confirmed for Steam and is expected to be released at some point in 2022.
Untitled LEGO Game from TT Games
TT Games Studios may no longer hold exclusive rights to create LEGO titles, but they are far from done playing with digital bricks. There’s still DLC content to come for The Skywalker Saga, but the studio and its sister studios have already begun working on something new. A recent job listing also states they are on the lookout for a combat designer to work on an ‘exciting new LEGO game based on a major IP’. What the game could be is anyone’s guess but it’s highly likely it could be something inspired by Marvel or DC Comics.
Untitled Games from Light Brick Studio
After the success of Builder’s Journey, the internally created LEGO Group game studio has since been spun off into an independent studio, but they are expected to continue using the LEGO brand to create unique interactive experiences. With Builder’s Journey starting life as an Apple Arcade game before going multiplatform, expect Light Brick’s next game to be more widely available from the start.
LEGO X Epic Games Metaverse
Although not technically a game, the recently announced partnership with Fortnite and Unreal 5 creator Epic Games will certainly have a gaming element to it. The LEGO Group have long taken the safety of younger consumers very seriously, creating the LEGO Life platform and keeping most LEGO titles offline. The Metaverse is a fast emerging thing, with various companies expecting to explore the digital space. The aim isn’t yet clear, but the partnership with Epic Games will certainly see the LEGO brand used to create safe digital spaces. Learn more here.
LEGO Games X 2K Sports
This final one is more rumour than fact, with suggestions the LEGO Group have partnered with 2K Games to create LEGO sports titles under the 2K Sports banner. The rumours suggest the first results of this partnership will include a LEGO football/soccer game expected to release alongside the World Cup. It will be joined by an open-world racer and a third title based on a major sports franchise. Learn more here.