Lego Minifigures Online going Buy to Play this Summer
Funcom has announced that LEGO Minifigures Online will be going 'buy to play' this summer on several platforms including PC, Mac, Linux and some iOS and Android tablets.
During an initial run as a free-to-play game on the PC, Funcom has been gathering valuable player feedback and have been able to review in detail how various components of the game's content, gameplay and business model have played out.
"The initial run on PC has been very valuable for us and we have learned a great many things about the game and its audience," says Funcom CEO, Rui Casais. "No doubt free-to-play can be a great offering, but it is not necessarily the best option for any game. The model in itself can be challenging with a young audience, and we also saw that it had a detrimental effect on gameplay and the kids' enjoyment of the game. As a result, we are taking the necessary steps needed to make sure we unlock the full potential of LEGO Minifigures Online and make it an enjoyable experience for LEGO fans of all ages."