LEGO Universe MMOG delayed until at least 2010 [News]

The LEGO Universe massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) first announced back in 2007 as being due in 2008 has now been pushed out to at least 2010:

The LEGO Universe team has decided to delay the game’s launch so that it gets the full attention of our company and fans when it makes it’s public debut. We have a ton of cool new products planned for release in 2009, and want to continue developing the game to make sure that LEGO Universe becomes a truly great game and LEGO experience.

Read the full story (and see a few new images like the one above) on the LEGO Universe website.

As LEGO said to Kotaku last week, the reason is apparently not because the software development is behind schedule. Rather, LEGO’s traditional products — you know, those little plastic bricks — are doing so well that the company doesn’t want the game to distract from that success.

Works for me.

3 comments on “LEGO Universe MMOG delayed until at least 2010 [News]

  1. Will Will

    … doesn’t work for me, though :P

    I’m not really all that bent out of shape about it, but I hope someone got fired over getting the ETA off by 2 yrs????? Holy Cowamokie!

    I’m sure it’ll be a great game, and their upcoming sets for 2009 look the best ever, so I’ll cut em’ a little slack — for now! ;)

  2. the enigma that is badger

    Somewhat disappointing, although talking the LEGO Universe reps, it’s clear they want to get the game firing on all cylinders straight out of the gate. If holding back a year or two means a seamless, fun game experience for both the TLG core audience and AFOLs from the moment it goes live, that’s fine by me.

    Of course, this vaguely bitter pill would go down better knowing the two new Pirate torsos (Brickbeard design but in red and new blue torso) and Pirate head (handlebar mustache with eye patch) find their way into the next wave of Pirate sets ;)

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