Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment has announced the UK release date and price for its upcoming sandbox game, LEGO Worlds.
Developed by TT Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, LEGO Worlds will launch on February 24th 2017 for PS4, Xbox One and Steam at a suggested retail price of 24.99.
Pre-orders have now opened for both physical and digital editions of the game on PS4 and Xbox One, but Steam users can get building straight away thanks to its ongoing Early Access model. This is currently priced at 11.99. The good news is that players who buy the Early Access version of LEGO Worlds won't have to pay a penny more when the game eventually launches, as Warner Bros. has confirmed that current Early Access users will be able to update to the final version of the game with all the latest features completely free of charge.
The LEGO Agents DLC pack will also be available as a timed exclusive on PS4 before launching later on other platforms. The DLC pack includes new characters, vehicles, weapons and a whole host of other play materials from the Agents range.
LEGO Worlds was first announced on June 1st 2015, with its Early Access launch arriving the same day. Due to its sandbox nature and emphasis on building and creating environments out of LEGO blocks, the game has drawn several comparisons to Mojang's Minecraft. However, whereas Minecraft focuses more on survival and open-ended creative play, LEGO Worlds will draw on the company's multitude of different worlds to create a varied, fantastical landscape for players to explore.
LEGO Worlds will also allow players to build their creations brick-by-brick or by laying down whole, pre-built LEGO structures, as well as paint and shape their landscape using the game's in-depth toolest. Online multiplayer is another major feature, allowing players to explore each other's worlds and create their own objects together.