As announced earlier this morning in a press release, Funcom
has signed a licensing agreement to produce a new MMO based on the LEGO Minifigures
franchise. This MMO will be an extension of the current LEGO Minifigures online presence that already has "millions of unique visitors per month."
"The market for family-friendly online experiences intended for children and youngsters is brimming with potential," says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas. "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."
The inevitable question on everyone's mind is, will Funcom succeed where NetDevil failed
with LEGO Universe
? Only time will tell, but you can bet we'll be providing more info on this new LEGO MMO as it develops.
[Source: Funcom press release]