Update: On second viewing of the Forza trailer, it doesn’t seem like there are sets. It seems like it’s just a collaboration between the Forza game and LEGO to make Speed Champions cars appear in the game? I don’t know. I suppose it’s still good news but is this something that people want?
Nick included these two items in his E3 2019 Xbox coverage post from yesterday, but I think they bear repeating and deserve their own post.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The trailer above shows what is promised to be all 9 Star Wars films from The Skywalker Saga in one game. WB Games / TT Games have been releasing LEGO Star Wars games since the dawn of mankind, so collecting all of them into one big game seems like a cash grab. I emphasize “seems” because they do say in the trailer “One New Game” so it hints at an entirely new way to play the previous chapters.
If I’m wrong, and the “One New Game” tagline is misleading, and we do get the original games repackaged as one, then shame on them.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is scheduled to release in 2020 for Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, and Xbox One systems.
LEGO Forza Horizon 4
As an extension to the LEGO Speed Champions line, LEGO is teaming up with Microsoft to create sets under the Forza Horizon 4 license. Seems like a smart partnership to me but I do loathe the choice of song. I mean, is “Everything is Awesome” LEGO’s official theme song now?
I am hoping the sale will be enough to make people notice that there are more video game licensing opportunities than just Minecraft and Overwatch. That overwatch one still puzzles me but it’s at least a step in the direction I want LEGO to take.