With the sale of LEGO Games developer TT Games from Warner Bros. Interactive rumoured, is it possible that this might actually be good news for the studio and players alike?
According to the latest rumour, Warner Bros. may be considering selling some of their development teams, suggesting that their interest in publishing games is potentially fleeting. Included in the duo of named studios is TT Games, a name that builders will likely be familiar with as the team behind the delayed LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and other brick-built titles.
Should this rumour be true, it would be the latest in a long line of development troubles for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars game. However, would the sale of TT Games from Warner Bros. to another company be such a bad thing?
Whilst nothing has been confirmed from either the developer or the publisher, we can’t help but wonder if TT Games being under a different corporate umbrella might be beneficial to them.
For instance, if they were to be acquired by another video game publisher such as Microsoft – a possibility that has already been rumoured – it may be that budgets are expanded and more time is given for the development of games, including LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. In this specific example, the only caveat could be that such titles become exclusive to Xbox and the Game Pass subscription service.
Another possibility is that none other than the LEGO Group themselves could purchase TT Games with almost every modern title they’ve produced being brick-based. This might allow the team to have a more close-knit relationship with the company and the LEGO Designers, integrating pieces into games more than they are already or possibly giving them future insight into upcoming sets and projects.
For many builders, this potential future might seem inevitable considering that TT Games already has an ongoing partnership with the LEGO Group, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
The future of TT Games may be uncertain following this news, but as nothing has been confirmed just yet it can’t hurt to try and stay positive. The parent company behind Warner Bros. Interactive has already indicated that they have a declining interest in the video game industry after they considered a sale in 2020, potentially lending credence to the rumour.
We’ll keep you updated as the intriguing narrative of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga continues – at this rate the development story will be more exciting than that of all three trilogies combined. In the meantime, why not read up on how the game’s hubs will be the natural evolution of LEGO open worlds.