Is LEGO Universe over already?Posted: February 25, 2011
Sad news from Brickset today – apparently the majority of the development team that designed LEGO Universe has been either laid off or transferred. There seems to be some confusion as to whether the staff have been let go or simply relocated to LEGO to keep up development. NetDevil says the employees have gone to work for LEGO, but numerous facebook profile pictures for laid-off developers show a tombstone saying “R.I.P. NetDevil” – never a good sign.
We already knew that it wasn’t doing terribly well since the current price is only 25% of the launch price in October, but this is unexpected. I don’t know about anyone else, but I was looking forward to trying the game out once the areas and flexibility expanded some more. Now, I might never get that chance. A great game idea, but apparently not resonating with fans.