After a long relationship of nearly 20 years with the TT Games studio, LEGO could collaborate with another American publisher for its next video game adaptations. It’s with the giant 2K Games that the Danish brand would form a new alliance for the development of a series of sports games according to sources from the American site VideoGamesChronicles.
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The first titles of this initiative have already been revealed by the sources of the American site. To open the festivities, a football game will be launched first. Developed by the studio Sumo Digital, eternal mercenary and subcontractor, this English studio is best known for having developed titles like Team Sonic Racing in 2019 or more recently Sackboy: A Big Adventure for PlayStation 5 in 2020. This LEGO football game should be released in tandem with the start of the next World Cup scheduled for this end of the year.
LEGO would get into football and karting with 2K
The next title in this sports series is not expected before 2023: it would be an open world racing game developed by Visual Concepts. Finally, a third game is also expected, but no other information has filtered about it, except that it will be adapted from a ” major sporting frank“…We remind you if necessary that 2K publishes games every year WWE 2K and NBA 2K, simulations of wrestling and American basketball respectively. From there to see a future Lego-style basketball game, there is only one step.
Another important piece of information from this report: in the purest tradition of marketing synergy that made LEGO so successful in cinema and video games, this sports series could see the appearance of guest stars drawn from pop culture licenses already adapted by the Danish brand, like characters from DC and Marvel comics. For now, 2K Games has refrained from commenting on this reveal which, if true, would mark a turning point in the history of LEGO video games, thus ending the exclusivity agreement with TT Games and the group. Warner.