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LEGO Universe shutting down on January 31

Friday, 4th November 2011 18:45 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

LEGO Group has announced its to close down its LEGO Universe MMO on January 31 to the lack of players. According to the firm it was a “very difficult decision to make”, but the game didn’t draw in enough members to “keep the game open.” As a thank you, all current, paying subscribers as of December 31, 2011, will get to play the game for the final month for free. The firm will also start processing any applicable refunds on February 1. You can view the entire FAQ on the matter through here. The studios in Denmark and Colorado working on the game will be shuttered as well, resulting in the loss of 115 jobs the game provided to employees. Thanks, Massively.

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6 Comments

  1. Charlie Sheen

    haha that didn’t last long.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    Massively does say that both studios will be closed.

    Now imagine if they’d spent 10% of those millions, and made something along the lines of Minecraft.

    Lego is one of the only companies in Denmark that has managed to improve year on year in spite of the crisis, so I’m guessing they can afford a loss, but what a waste.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Stephany Nunneley

    @2 At post time, the notice was not in the original Massively piece, but since it is now, ours has been updated accordingly.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. GrimRita

    Why it simply isnt free to play is beyond me. No parent in their right mind would pay for this.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. revolting

    @4 It is free to play, has been for half a year or so.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. silkvg247

    Well wtf. My gf bought me this for my birthday recently. Can we get a refund? :p

    #6 3 years ago

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