Lego and 2K are teaming up to create a series of Lego sports games, with the first coming from Sackboy: A Big Adventure developer Sumo Digital, according to a report from VGC. Sumo Digital is reportedly developing a Lego soccer game for 2K that could arrive as early as later this year. Meanwhile, WWE 2K22 developer Visual Concepts is said to be developing an open-world Lego racing game for a 2023 launch. A third Lego game based on a major sports franchise is also on the way, though there is no word on which studio is tackling the mystery project.
This new line of Lego games may be more than the usual Lego-ified package, as the report states guest characters from Lego crossover licenses could be in the cards. That would potentially mean crossovers with Marvel, Harry Potter, and DC, with Harry trading Quidditch for a game of soccer or using the Batmobile as a drivable vehicle. In response to the report, Lego only stated: “We do not comment on speculation about future products or partnerships.”
The multi-game partnership means The Lego Group is looking to build relationships outside of the one already established with Warner Bros. and TT Games. TT, which has toiled away on Lego game development for nearly 20 years, is in the midst of continuing its legacy with the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga this April. It and the rest of the studio’s library of brick-building games fall firmly into the action adventure category, tying major franchises together with slapstick humor and Lego-themed mechanics.
Other Lego projects, such as Lego Rock Band and Lego Worlds, have experimented with different genres over the years but rarely expanded outside of one or two entries. We’ll have to wait and see how Lego chooses to grow from this supposed string of 2K Lego sports games, but a soccer game from Sumo Digital and an open-world racing game from Visual Concepts would be a good start.