LEGO Worlds - Switch dev time, more multiplayer features coming, framerate patch in the works, and more
The following info comes from a Reddit AMA with one of the dev team members.
On time spent creating the Switch port...
I believe the first time we had our first Switch version to day of release was about 5 months.
On gyroscoping aiming...
A few people have asked. I will add it to my list of things to explore.
On a new game mode
We are planning an entire game mode called 'Survivor' (more on that soon!)
On chances of a demo...
We're not planning one.
On a planned fix for the framerate issues...
First patch solves that. Due soon.
On future content...
We're adding a House Building tool called the Planner. Then we're also improving what is already there, such as menu's and the way tools behave. Then we're adding more on top later down the line.
On adding more LEGO-exclusive IPs...
Yes we shall. Lots
On adding multiplayer content...
...for Switch we intend to include the ADHOC and LAN multiplayer this year, and the next patch will add Online Multiplayer as well (and performance updates)
LEGO Worlds - App Icon/Online Multiplayer update pushed back a bit, another upcoming update detailed
This comes from a member of the LEGO Worlds dev team...
Just wanted to swing by and offer a little update for you. We were due to have a patch come out this week to fix a few performance issues, the app icon (you've surely seen that by now on here) and include Online Multiplayer. We're still working on it because we found something we weren't happy with. I can't give you an exact date but I know a few people were asking so I wanted to make sure you knew. It shouldn't be too long. Plus we've also got another planned update coming this year worth keeping an eye out for (including Monsters DLC release for those who bought the game in a store and want to pick it up digitally). More on that soon!
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment today announced the release of five, highly collectable expansion packs for LEGO® Dimensions™, the LEGO® toy and videogame hybrid, on Friday 15th September in the UK. Team and Fun Packs based on Cartoon Network’s animated series, Teen Titans Go™! and The Powerpuff Girls™, plus a Beetlejuice™ Fun Pack, broaden the selection of the world’s most popular entertainment brands available for the game, allowing players to customise their experience by mixing and matching favourite characters and universes with full compatibility.
Players that purchase either Teen Titans Go™! expansion pack can access an exclusive, original animated episode to discover how the vibrant team of teenage Super Heroes stumbled upon the LEGO® Dimensions™ multiverse and embarked on hilarious, heroic adventures with new friends. Offering players even more fun and value, the Teen Titans Go™! packs will also transform Cyborg, from the DC Comics Fun Pack, and Robin, from The LEGO® Batman Movie Story Pack, into their Teen Titans Go™! variants in the Teen Titans Go™! Adventure World.
The Teen Titans Go™! Team Pack, includes LEGO® minifigures of the DC Super Hero team Raven and Beast Boy. Darkness and light in one, Raven can fight off villains using fire magic and electric bolts along with moving objects with her telekinetic powers. She can transform into her miniature Soul Self to access remote areas and cast Raven’s Portal to teleport to unreachable locations. Players can jump into action with Beast Boy as he transforms into either a bird to fly the skies, a shark to dive underwater or a mouse to get through tight spaces. The pack also features the 3-in-1 T-Car which can be rebuilt into the Forklift and T-Plane for out of this world adventures by air and sea. Players can transform the Spellbook of Azarath into Raven Wings and the Giant Hand to take flight and dig through the earth for adventures above and beyond this universe.
The Teen Titans Go™! Fun Pack includes a Starfire LEGO® minifigure. Players can unleash her powerful green energy blast to kiss the bad guys good-bye in her crime-fighting adventures. With the abilities to interact with LEGO® Rainbow bricks and regain health quickly in battle, no one can put Starfire down. Players can also build the 3-in-1 Titan Robot for a roller-coaster fun-filled adventure and then rebuild it into the T-Rocket or Robot Retriever for an even more supercharged adventure with the rest of the Titans gang.
Raven, Beast Boy, and Starfire each provide access to the Teen Titans Go™! Adventure World in Jump City where players can go on missions and explore several psychedelic areas from the Titans Tower to Wacka Doodles Amusement Park.
Townsville comes to life in LEGO® Dimensions™ with The Powerpuff Girls™ Team Pack which includes LEGO® minifigures of the super-powered sisters, Blossom™ and Bubbles™. Players can use ultra-superpowers like Blossom’s Heat Vision and Bubble’s Rainbow Beam to fight crime and battle the forces of evil. For access to additional special abilities, the 3-in-1 Octi can be rebuilt into the Super Skunk or Sonic Squid, and the PPG Smartphone can be rebuilt into the PPG Hotline and Powerpuff Mag-Net.
The Powerpuff Girls™ Fun Pack includes a Buttercup™ LEGO® minifigure. Players can use this cherished champion of justice to fight crime and come just in time with supercool superpowers, like Energy Shield and Flight! The 3-in-1 Mega Blast Bot can be rebuilt into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar to rock extra-awesome combat abilities. When the going gets tough, players can jump into the Mega BlastBot to crush foes and rebuild it into the Ka-Pow Cannon and Slammin’ Guitar to rock extra-awesome combat abilities.
Blossom™, Bubbles™ and Buttercup™ each provide access to The Powerpuff Girls™ Adventure World where players can unlock iconic locations like Pokey Oaks elementary, Rainbow Land, and Professor Utonium’s lab. When competition beckons, players can go head-to-head in the Battle Arena for endless fun.
The Beetlejuice Fun Pack brings spookiness to LEGO® Dimensions™ with a Beetlejuice LEGO® minifigure. Players can activate his supernatural powers to scare away the living with skills like Mind Control, Telekinesis and Spike Attack. Players can jump on the Saturn’s Sandworm for a joyride, and rebuild it into the Haunted Vacuum and Spooky Spider for more ghostly powers. Beetlejuice also unlocks an exclusive Adventure World and Battle Arena.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO® Dimensions™ is now available for PlayStation® 4 and PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, and the Wii U™ system.