How many seconds will pass before somebody builds The Homer?
The existence of the not-so-secret LEGO 2K Drive was made official yesterday when LEGO and 2K Games dropped the first trailer for the upcoming racer. Set in the expansive world of Blocklandia, players will step in the racing shoes of a rookie driver as they complete quests, play minigames and take on challengers in ridiculous races. As you can see in the trailer below, split-screen and multiplayer are included in the package.
I love the idea of being able to build my own LEGO car and take it into races, but I do wonder exactly how much freedom I’ll actually have in the final product.
If you caught it in the trailer, you’ll see that the neat Hamburghini is only available in one of the costlier editions of the game. That has me wondering just how much LEGO 2K Drive will limit the freedom to create the vehicles I want to create. That’s part of the joy of LEGO, being able to make anything you set your mind to, and it would be a real shame if I wasn’t actually able to “build my dream ride” because I didn’t buy an expensive enough version of the game. According to a preview of the game over on Polygon, there will be “…over 1,000 pieces to toy around with,” so maybe I’ll be able to make my own burger mobile with a little time and effort.
I guess I’ll find out when LEGO 2K Drive releases on May 19, 2023, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. The game will launch with three different editions. The standard edition goes for $69.99 for PS5 or Xbox Series X|S and is $59.99 on Switch, PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Please note the Switch physical version does not include a game card. The Awesome Edition retails for $99.99 and includes the first four seasons of DLC, 550 coins, and several items not available in the standard edition, including the Awesome Pizza Vehicle. For $119.99, you can get the Awesome Rivals Edition, which includes everything in the Awesome Edition plus the Awesome Rivals Bonus Pack.