Visual Concepts' latest project, LEGO 2K Drive, has finally been revealed.
After much speculation, the WWE 2K and NBA 2K developers officially announced LEGO 2K Drive and it was met with much fanfare. As expected from a LEGO game, LEGO 2K Drive emphasizes customizability. The game will reportedly feature more than a thousand unique LEGO pieces that players can fit together to build their custom racer.
But, of course, what good is an awesome-looking ride if you don't have an area to drive it in?
According to the official reveal, LEGO 2K Drive is an open-world racing game with elements borrowed from kart racers featuring an "off-the-wall experience" and "unique power-up abilities."
It appears that LEGO 2K Drive will take place in the fictional, Brickalandia, with several themed regions for players to explore and collectibles to uncover. In addition to this, LEGO 2k Drive will have mini-games to keep faces occupied outside of races.
But, while LEGO 2K Drive will let players customize their cars to their heart's desire, it has several vehicles from known lines like Lego's City, Creator, and Speed Champions, including the McLaren Solus GT and McLaren F1 LM.
Finally, LEGO 2K Drive will have both single-player and multiplayer gameplay with both co-op and competitive modes in it as well. As if that wasn't enough, Visual Concepts is making 90s kids everywhere jump in joy as LEGO 2K Drive will have two-player split-screen and six-player online player.
As the "first release in a multi-title partnership" between 2K and the Lego Group, LEGO 2K Drive will set the tone for future LEGO titles. Who knows? It might end up realizing the potential of the mildly popular Lego Racers games from the late 90s and early 2000s.
Excited racers won't have to wait for too long to find out more about LEGO 2K Drive. The upcoming brick-filled open-world racer is coming on both current and last-gen consoles on May 19.