Update: 24 hours later, LEGO 2K Drive is now official. It's out for PS5 and PS4 on 19th May 2023, and you can catch the official reveal trailer above.
Original story: LEGO 2K Drive is doomed to a lifetime of leaks it seems, as IGN has accidentally hit accelerate on the game’s announcement article, 24 hours ahead of its intended publication. This follows a series of leaks earlier in the week, which forced the Danish toy manufacturer to come out and confirm the project’s existence.
The good news is that the game sounds great. Due out on 19th May for PS5 and PS4, it’s being billed as a “AAA driving adventure game”, with award-winning NBA 2K developer Visual Concepts at the helm. The screenshots scream Forza Horizon, but obviously the big twist here is that there’ll be a complete customisation system, allowing you to build vehicles with over 1,000 different LEGO bricks.
There’ll also be licensed cars at launch, like the McLaren Solus GT, and the title will be supported post-release with a Drive Pass. This will be spread across four post-release seasons, each with new vehicles and themes. You’ll get automatic access to it as part of the Awesome Edition ($99.99) and Awesome Rivals Edition ($119.99). These will be your other purchase options at launch:
- Standard Edition ($69.99 on PS5, $59.99 on PS4)
- Awesome Edition ($99.99): Includes a new vehicle, vehicle flair, in-game minifigure, and the Year 1 Drive Pass
- Awesome Rivals Edition ($119.99): Includes multiple vehicles, a vehicle flair, multiple in-game minifigures, and the Year 1 Drive Pass
Pre-orders will also come with the Aquadirt Racer Pack, which includes a new Street Car, Off-Road Car, and Racer Boat. And yes, this will be a multi-discipline racer, with single player and online multiplayer options, as well as local split-screen. Obviously, we still need to wait for the full reveal, but this is shaping up spectacularly in our opinion.
[source ign.com, via gematsu.com]
They had me until "Title will be supported post-release with a Drive Pass. This will be spread across four post-release seasons, each with new vehicles and themes" in a title charging $120, no thanks!
@Smash41 I assume it’s no different than a season pass in other games. The $120 version comes with the Drive Pass anyway, which is one of the reasons it’s so expensive.
Pay top price for the base game but fork out again and again for the decent stuff?
Nah you're alright, I'll pass thanks.
I love arcade racing games.
Nonetheless I was absolutely gobsmacked to see the price of this game and it's very likely I won't buy on that point alone. Think it's a bit foolish to call your racing game AAA when it doesn't look like GT et al.
Obviously, they are banking on the LEGO license justifying the price, so fair enough really from a business perspective.
70 quid for a lego game. You must be having a bubble. And then 40 quid for a season pass on top!
Fortunately as its lego, once the nostalgia wears off this will be a tenner in virtually everywhere and the season pass will be a fiver. I'll wait
Game is dead on arrival at those prices lol
F2P monetization in a full priced game with multiple overpriced editions. MODERN GAMING!!
I'm confused by the merging of art styles here (much like the Lego DLC of Forza Horizon 4). Lego-ish trees on more realistic grass, both Lego and regular clouds? All things considered the graphics look great, it's just this clashing design that throws me off.
Looks terrific! Hopefully it includes crossplay!
@Bricktop33 Game is 60£ on PS5 and 90£ with Season Pass. I am not saying it is cheap, but still you are making slightly higher prices than it is.
Lego, racing, and Roxette?
Yep, I'm in.
@PaperAlien why? 4x battle passes for 30£ if buying that edition 89,99£, if 1 year pass covers 4x Seasons. It is not expensive if compared to other games.
If it's arcadey enough and not the tedious open worldy I've gotten tired of elsewhere, I'm in... at about $15. Later. Much, much later.
I wanna play but too pricey. Especially after getting burned time and again when a game launches and I buy the base game. Does the season passes ever go on sale? Nope. But an ultimate edition goes on sale cheaper that the base edition that I bought. Imma looking at you Hot Wheels Unleashed.
Looks more like k'nex than Legos
@REALAIS its 100 quid for the awesome rivals edition, not 90
@stvevan and? Year Pass comes with 90£ already. If you want that special premium pack for 15£, that is your choice. But season pass value isn't 40£. Its value is 30£. That guy doesnt bothers to check real prices, and you didnt bother to read about what I am saying.
I will definitely buy it once it's massively discounted and the season pass is also incredibly super discounted! I really would like to someday meet the person that's going to pay $70+ on a Lego game 😶
@Juanalf As a fan of both Lego and racing games, this seems like a must-buy for me.
Then I look at the base cost, plus multiple season passes, and I think I’ll stick to my usual method of buying games: wait a year or two and buy the game for $20 including all the content and fully patched.
@Juanalf Lego Skywalkers Saga is great game, isnt'?
@Impossibilium but at that point online will be more dead tho.
@Bentleyma Its still a lot of money just for the base game and a seasonpasses with some useless digital content.
@REALAIS I don't know if it's cheap have not seen what the content is so that up for debate if its cheap or expensive.
Do the people moaning like wildfire about this he fact there’s a DLC roadmap just not play anything because they can’t get over the fact most games follow that model now? Christ!
In other news - I’m so up for this. Exactly the kind of thing which PlayStation has been lacking for years now!
The open world aspect (which isn't mentioned here) sounds interesting
@EibboreanHero its lego, the season pass will go on sale more times than Katie Price.
I am up for this. It looks like a total blast and a lot of fun.
@Impossibilium Yeah the game looks up my alley aswell, since Sonic Racing has been sidelined this will be the next best thing! But like you said in about 2 years when there's a ultimate edition with everything included at a discounted price.
Heck I would be willing to pay the $70 if it was the complete experience with everything included, but of course that's not even close to the reality.
@Impossibilium @Juanalf Same plan here, I'll pick up the complete edition for $20 New in a few years.
I've never paid full price for a LEGO game before, they always PLUMMET in price fast.
Exactly what I said in last post and fears realized. I'm sure we will see the Mandalorian driving the batmobile for the right price.
I just want a new Lego City Undercover.
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