Funcom has announced they are developing a new MMO based on the Danish Minifigures from Lego.
The MMO will be a “prominent part” of the Lego Minifigures experience, said Funcom. The game is set to bolster the toy’s current online range which currently offers Flash games, competitions and a way to track your own Minifigure collection.
Funcom hopes for “maximum accessibility” and will develop the MMO to be “available to consumers in their online channels,” according to a statement on the company’s website.
It is not known if the MMO will see a full retail release or if it will be a free-to-play browser-based game. Lego Universe, Lego’s last attempt at a massively-multiplayer game closed in January after failing to make enough money.
“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,” Funcom boss Trond Arne Aas said.
“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.”