LEGO 2K Drive director says ‘anything is possible’ with future licensed content
The creative director of LEGO 2K Drive says ‘anything is possible’ when it comes to potential future crossovers with licensed characters and worlds, such as Star Wars and Batman.
While the next big LEGO video game only includes real-world products from the LEGO City, Creator, Ideas and Speed Champions themes at launch – at least from what we’ve seen so far – creative director Brian Silva says nothing is off the table. Speaking to wccftech, Silva left the door open to future partnerships with other themes and licences.
“We’ll have to wait and see, I’m not sure,” he said, admittedly rather non-committedly, before adding that ‘anything is possible in LEGO’. Nothing is confirmed for the moment, then – but if third-party licences like Star Wars and Batman (both name-checked by wccftech, though it’s not clear whether they asked Silva about these themes specifically) really were a no-go, you’d imagine Silva would have been quick to shut down speculation.
As is, it sounds like while there may not be any specific plans to bring Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader and Bruce Wayne to LEGO 2K Drive right now – or at least, none developers Visual Concepts are willing to share – we could one day see some of our favourite heroes and villains added to the open-world racing game. Who wouldn’t want to drive a Batmobile around Big Butte County, or stomp through Turbo Acres in an AT-AT? (Alright, that one feels like a stretch.)
We already know that LEGO 2K Drive has at least four seasons of additional content planned post-launch, delivered through the Year 1 Drive Pass, with further content presumably dependent on how well the game performs in its first year. (‘Year 1’ is very suggestive.) That system takes its cues from titles like Rocket League, and it’s not inconceivable that LEGO 2K Drive could further emulate that game with licensed crossovers.
Exactly which IPs are in the mix will mostly hinge on their respective licence partners, such as Disney or Warner Bros., but there’s at least a slim chance this could be the first LEGO crossover title since LEGO Dimensions.
LEGO 2K Drive launches on May 19, 2023 on all major consoles and PC. Click here to check out our guide to all three different editions, two of which include three-day early access.
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