Lego Worlds will take on Minecraft with an official launch in February 2017

If you've ever wanted to go on a Minecraft-like adventure with a Lego twist, you'll get your chance soon. Lego Worlds, an open-world sandbox game in the same vein as Minecraft, will see an official launch on Xbox One and PC (via Steam) on February 21 2017, Warner Bros. has announced. This comes after a long period of testing as part of Steam's Early Access program.

So what can you expect from Lego Worlds? Warner Bros. gives us a hint in its press release:

In LEGO Worlds, players uncover hidden treasures in environments that range from fun to the fantastical, where worlds come to life with a dizzying variety of vehicles and creatures – from cowboys riding giraffes to vampires scaring Yetis, to steamrollers, racing cars and colossal digging machines. Gamers can embark on a quest to become a Master Builder by helping other LEGO characters along the way – find a sword for a king, protect a farmer from a zombie invasion, or build a home for a caveman.

Along the way, you can create nearly anything your mind can imagine, either by building structures brick-by-brick or using prebuilt Lego structures that are available. You'll also be able to connect with other players by visiting their worlds and creating together.

Overall, the game looks pretty intriguing, and should appeal to fans of the Minecraft formula. Fortunately, if you're eager to try Lego Worlds, you won't have to wait much longer. And if you're up for getting an early look, you can already buy Lego Worlds on Steam Early Access for $14.99.

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