One of the more recent entries to the MMO world is shutting its virtual doors next January. LEGO Universe, which allowed you to spend time in a land of virtual plastic blocks, is closing on January 31. Going free-to-play in August doesn’t appear to have helped the game out too much, unfortunately.
“The LEGO Universe team can take pride in having developed and launched a great LEGO experience that many players will miss,” said Jesper Vilstrup, Vice President, LEGO Universe. “Right now, we have almost 2 million players in LEGO Universe, and we get extremely positive feedback from players. Unfortunately, we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game.”
This will not halt The LEGO Group from continuing to make things we love (and are playing) like their series with Travelers’ Tales Games and Warner Bros.
Play Well Studios in Louisville, Colorado will be closed as a result of this move along with the game’s marketing operation in Denmark — that puts about 115 people out of work.