Lego games have been a beloved staple of the gaming industry for years. Combining the creativity and imagination of Lego building with engaging gameplay and well-loved franchises, these games have won over fans of all ages. However, recent reports suggest that several highly anticipated Lego game projects have been canceled at Traveler’s Tales, the studio responsible for many of the most popular Lego games.
According to reports, Traveler’s Tales had been working on a number of different Lego game projects, including titles based on popular franchises like Disney and Guardians of the Galaxy. However, for reasons that are not entirely clear, many of these projects have been canceled. This news has come as a disappointment to many fans who were eagerly anticipating these games.
One of the most highly anticipated canceled projects was a Lego game based on the Disney universe. This game was reportedly going to feature characters from across the Disney canon, including classic characters like Mickey Mouse and more recent additions like the characters from Frozen. The game was also supposed to feature a variety of different worlds, allowing players to explore iconic Disney locations like the Magic Kingdom and Disneyland.
Another canceled project was a Lego game based on the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. This game was reportedly going to follow the events of the first Guardians of the Galaxy film, allowing players to control characters like Star-Lord, Gamora, and Rocket as they battled their way through a variety of different worlds. The game was also supposed to feature a variety of different customization options, allowing players to customize their characters’ appearance and abilities.
While the reasons for the cancellation of these projects are not entirely clear, it is worth noting that Traveler’s Tales has been undergoing some changes in recent years. In 2018, the studio underwent a significant restructuring, with several senior staff members leaving the company. It is possible that these changes played a role in the cancellation of these projects.
Regardless of the reasons for the cancellations, the news has come as a disappointment to many fans of the Lego game series. These games have been a beloved staple of the gaming industry for years, and many fans were eagerly anticipating the release of these new titles.
However, it is worth noting that Traveler’s Tales is still working on other Lego game projects. The studio is currently developing a game based on the popular Pixar franchise, The Incredibles, which is set to be released later this year. Additionally, the studio is reportedly working on a new Lego Star Wars game, which is sure to excite fans of the franchise.
The most ambitious Lego game to date was released by Traveler’s Tales last year with the release of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Although the game was a big hit—selling over 3.2 million copies in the first two weeks following release—its creation wasn’t without its challenges.
In addition to problems with their brand-new internal engine NTT, Traveler’s Tales reportedly experienced a time crunch and other unfavorable working conditions during the game’s production.
It was subsequently discovered that The Skywalker Saga’s difficult development contributed to the cancellation of several additional Traveler’s Tales games, in part because of financial issues.
A Lego Disney game code-named “Project Melody” would have a huge overworld and difficult dungeons for players to accomplish. It would incorporate a ton of Disney franchises, such as Pirates of the Caribbean, Winnie the Poo, and The Muppets.
The TT team apparently struggled with the direction of this Lego Disney game and ultimately abandoned the project as a result of Disney Dreamlight Valley’s unexpected popularity, which incorporated comparable concepts and might have directly competed with the game.
Project Melody might be the biggest Traveler’s Tales project that was shelved, but it’s not the only one. Nintendolife claims that the studio abandoned a number of additional projects, each for a different reason.
Project Rainbow Road, a non-Lego shooter, was reportedly under development at TT. The Funko license was lost, and TT was unable to save the game they had created, which contained characters from DC, Rick & Morty, and other Warner Bros. IP.
A supposed Guardians of the Galaxy-themed Lego game called “Project Cosmic” was abandoned after 18 months of development for unknown reasons. Project Lego X, a mobile version of Lego Worlds that was internally developed, was reportedly also abandoned.
A Mandolorian DLC for The Skywalker Saga may also be in jeopardy of being canceled, which is further bad news for Lego lovers. The studio reportedly had been working on a sizable narrative-based DLC for the character even though they are already in the game. But, due to the demands of the Lego Harry Potter project, this DLC as well as a Lego Batman game may be shelved.
Overall, while the news of the cancellation of several Lego game projects is disappointing, it is important to remember that Traveler’s Tales is still a talented and creative studio, and they are sure to continue producing high-quality Lego games in the years to come. Fans of the franchise can look forward to the release of The Incredibles game later this year, as well as the upcoming Lego Star Wars title. While the cancellation of these projects is certainly a setback, it is not the end of the road for the Lego game series, and fans can continue to look forward to new and exciting titles in the future.