Warner just said TT's to maintain rights to develop Lego games until 2016. Potter fans will be pleased.
It's not hard to see why Lego's so keen to maintain its relationship with the British developer: TT's Lego games have now sold over 50 million units.
The studio's next title will be LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4, due for release this year.
LEGO SYSTEMS AND TT GAMES PUBLISHING EXTEND GLOBAL EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP
FOR DEVELOPMENT OF LEGO VIDEOGAMES THROUGH 2016
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Owned TT Games Develops the Highly Successful LEGO Games Which Have Reached 50 Million Units in Sales Worldwide
March 3, 2010 – LEGO Systems and Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group (WBHEG) announced today a worldwide license agreement for TT Games Publishing to continue developing the highly successful LEGO videogames across multiple platforms.
Operating as part of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of WBHEG, TT Games is the publisher and developer behind the award-winning hit LEGO videogame franchises including, LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman: The Videogame and LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, which have sold close to 50 million units worldwide.
“The LEGO Group is a brilliant and trusted organization with an extremely loyal fan base,” said Kevin Tsujihara, president, Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group. “We are very fortunate to have the opportunity to continue the successful partnership between this legendary company and the talented TT Games, which will enable us to further expand our slate of widely recognized, family-friendly games.”
“One of the things that sets the LEGO brand apart is that it allows kids to express their creativity, and the games we develop with TT Games are not just great fun but also inspire kids to play with their LEGO bricks, exploring our different play themes more deeply,” said Henrik Taudorf Lorensen, vice president of LEGO Digital. “We are very excited to continue to work with TT Games because they take a distinctive approach to making games creative, social and non-violent, which makes them a valuable part of the broader LEGO experience.”
“We look forward to carrying on our excellent collaboration with the LEGO Group in building extraordinary LEGO videogame franchises, with both Warner Bros. and third party IP, that continue to resonate with consumers,” said Tom Stone, managing director of TT Games Publishing. “There is a tremendous future for LEGO games, and we are looking forward to working with all of our partners over the coming years”.
TT Games, which was formed in 2005 with the merger of the developer Traveller's Tales and publisher Giant Interactive Entertainment, continues to manage their existing relationships with other publishers. The next title from TT Games and Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment will be LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 in 2010.