Lego wants a piece of Minecraft’s blockbuster videogame success.
Lego A/S and its videogame publishing partner, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, on Tuesday said the building-block game, “Lego Worlds,” is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PCs on Feb. 21.
Although there have been dozens of Lego titles in the past—nearly 30 from the “Lego Worlds” developers at the Warner-owned TT Games alone—this is the closest that a Lego game has gotten to treating virtual bricks like their real-world counterparts. Players can construct buildings, erect mountains and natural structures, even do landscaping. Only problem: That is the defining aspect of the youth-magnet Minecraft universe, created by Microsoft Corp.’s Mojang development studio. http://quotes.wsj.com/MSFT