Funcom, best known for their tremendously exciting upcoming MMO The Secret World, are also developing a family-friendly MMO based on the LEGO Minifigures range.
Focusing on "accessibility," this new MMO will target "families, children and youngsters, becoming a "prominent part" of the LEGO Miniseries range. It will stack up alongside the minigames already on-site, as well as the rest of the online features such as a collection tracking app.
"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."
We don't yet know whether Funcom's new MMO will be free to play, full retail or browser-based. We somewhat suspect the latter, especially since it's designed to compliment the LEGO Minifigures online component, but we'll have to wait and see. At least it couldn't do any worse than LEGO Universe, which shut down this January after just over a year of operation. [Funcom]