LEGO Universe has confirmed that it will be shutting down operations as of January 31st, 2012.
Sad news for the MMORPG community today as it was just confirmed that LEGO Universe will be closing its game on January 31st, 2012. The team says that in spite of very positive player feedback and a large number of players in the free play zone, LEGO Universe has been unable to convert a satisfactory number of players to paying subscribers.
Jesper Vilstrup, Vice Present of LEGO Universe notes that, "Right now, we have almost 2 million players in LEGO Universe. Unfortunately, we have not been able to build a satisfactory revenue model in our target group, and therefore, have decided to close the game." The LEGO Universe team notes that it will not give up on developing a digital platform, and they will continue to look for partners to create a digital LEGO experience. It has been confirmed that this will affect all 115 employees working at the Play Well Studios in Louisville, Colorado, and LEGO Universe's marketing function in Billund, Denmark. Good luck to all those affected!