Funcom announced a license agreement with the LEGO Group to develop an MMO based on the LEGO Minifigures franchise.
The MMO will focus on accessibility, and be offered as free-to-play, although other details have not yet been announced or decided. The LEGO Minifigures are a group of various minifigures developed for LEGO brand products, and LEGO Group estimates that 340 million minifigures will be produced in 2012.
Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas said, "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."
The LEGO Group previously developed LEGO Universe, a pay-to-play MMO (that eventually offered a free trial area). LEGO Universe shut down in January 2012.
Do you think the new game will be a successful MMO? Or maybe will....die soon?