We’ve known for a while that LEGO Dimensions was most likely going to be cancelled. Originally set for a three year plan when it was announced in 2015, it appears that this was not meant to be. A new report from Eurogamer (who also broke the news of the game’s initial launch) contains an internal memo from Warner Bros that reveals the game has in fact been cancelled.
The memo in questions comes from Dave Dootson and states as follows:
“Thanks so much to everyone for making Dimensions possible. As difficult as it has been, it is worth celebrating the incredible achievement it represents in the quality of the game, the amazing blend of IPs and the challenging technical demands it presented. It stands as a real testament to the talent within TT.
Next to an official press release, this is as official news as we are going to get. I have reached out to Warner and TT Games in attempt to get a follow-up statement.
In addition to the cancellation, news on some year three content was also revealed. In regards to packs, it appears that we were finally going to get a The Flash pack. We mentioned this in our most wanted packs for LEGO Dimensions feature, and it would have completed the Justice League roster of mini-figs in for the game. There would have also been a Minecraft expansion pack and Missy themed Doctor Who pack.
On top of packs, there was also scheduled to be a working camera sold for the game. This would have allowed users to scan any 5×5 LEGO mini-fig and have it placed into the game. A working version of the camera was completed, but it was never officially signed off on for production by Warner Bros.
It’s really unfortunate that LEGO Dimensions was cancelled. It is a great game, and I personally own just about every franchise with the exception of five I believe. Hopefully this report gets us an official statement from Warner Bros, and we’ll update you as soon as we hear.
* Writer’s Note * The game will still be playable and this only means new content will not be released. If you do not plan on buying any additional packs and are done with playing the game, you may want to trade it in now rather than wait. Retailers like Gamestop have ceased taking games like Disney Infinity back for trade once they were cancelled. You may want to get the trade-in credit while you can if you planned on trading it in anyway.