LEGO and racing? That’s exactly what 2K are promising with LEGO 2K Drive. SIGN US UP!
Announced today by 2K and the LEGO Group for release on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC, LEGO 2K Drive is due to be the first launch in a new multi-title partnership that is taking place between the two behemoths, giving players the chance to take in a LEGO play experience from behind the wheel.
A vast open world awaits come this May and in LEGO 2K Drive racers will get the chance to drive anywhere all in hope of becoming a LEGO racing legend. But of course, this is LEGO so first they’ll need to build their own vehicle.
In creation by the Visual Concepts team, a set of creators who know what is needed to deliver AAA quality, LEGO 2K Drive promises to combine the best bits of open-world driving with fast-paced competitive racing, all whilst throwing in a gloriously diverse vehicle customisation system. But there’s more and if you thought the combination of 2K and LEGO wasn’t enough, you can throw McLaren in too, as they push the McLaren Solus GT and McLaren F1 LM to the world of Bricklandia.
With solo and multiplayer play in house, the key features of LEGO 2K Drive when it releases on May 19th 2023 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC will include…
- A Story in a Vast Open World: Players will journey across Bricklandia’s multiple unique biome regions as they compete against a series of charismatic rivals with hopes of one day winning the coveted Sky Cup Trophy. In LEGO 2K Drive, players choose how they want to play, with a wide open world to explore full of racing, minigames, challenges, collectibles, things to destroy, and well-known vehicles from LEGO themes like City, Creator, Speed Champions and more.
- High-Octane LEGO Racing: Racing in LEGO 2K Drive is a fast-paced, off-the-wall experience as players battle across a broad range of tracks while taking advantage of unique power-up abilities that can transform a player’s standing in the race with the touch of a button.
- Unique Customization: LEGO 2K Drive introduces a diverse customization system that allows players to build their own vehicles to suit their tastes, with over 1,000 unique LEGO pieces available over the course of their adventure, in addition to a wealth of color designs, stickers, flairs, and more.
- Play Solo or Together: LEGO 2K Drive offers robust co-op and thrilling competitive multiplayer to enjoy with others. Play with family and friends via local, 2-person split-screen or match online with other intrepid racers of similar skill levels.
“Video games have long been an important way our fans experience the magic of the LEGO System-in-Play, and 2K’s strong track record of delivering quality, innovative titles for a broad range of audiences makes them the perfect partner to create the next iconic AAA LEGO games,” said Remi Marcelli, Head of LEGO GAME. “Beginning with LEGO 2K Drive, we’re excited for fans to experience a fresh new take that builds on the LEGO humor and fun fans have come to expect.”
“With the history the LEGO brand holds, we were very conscious of the responsibility we had to both our partners and longtime fans of LEGO play, while still thinking about how we can bring something new and unique to a LEGO title,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “For LEGO 2K Drive, we assembled a best-in-class team of game makers who poured their hearts into an unforgettable experience we can’t wait to share with fans.”
“The LEGO Group is an iconic brand with decades of innovative consumer experiences, and we were thrilled at the opportunity to partner with them as we continue to expand the 2K portfolio to new audiences worldwide,” said David Ismailer, President and CEO of 2K. “LEGO 2K Drive is an incredible first step in our multi-title commitment to delivering new, groundbreaking LEGO games.”
Sounds good huh? Well, if you are interested, then LEGO 2K Drive will come in a variety of flavours, with the Standard, Awesome and Aweseom Rivals editions sitting as…
- The Standard Edition will be available for $59.99/£49.99/€59.99* on PlayStation®4 (PS4™), Xbox One, PC and Nintendo SwitchTM and $69.99£59.99/€69.99* on PlayStation®5 (PS5™) and Xbox Series X|S in both physical and digital formats.
- The Awesome Edition will be available for $99.99/£84.99/€99.99** and includes a new vehicle, vehicle flair, and an in-game LEGO minifigure. Players will also receive the Year 1 Drive Pass**, which will introduce an all-new biome, in addition to four individual post-launch seasons of Drive Pass content, each with new vehicles and themes.
- The Awesome Rivals Edition will be available for $119.99/£99.99/€119.99* and includes multiple new vehicles, a vehicle flair, and in-game LEGO minifigures. Players will also receive the Year 1 Drive Pass**, which will introduce an all-new biome, in addition to four individual post-launch seasons of Drive Pass content, each with new vehicles and themes.
The last time we saw a LEGO racer was with Forza Horizon 4 LEGO Speed Champions. We’ll keep you looped, but we think this is one you’ll want to hold on tight for come that May 19th 2023 release on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. All we need know is a trailer and some screenshots.
Let us know what you think.