Lego is making early versions of Lego Worlds, a Minecraft-esque video game, available to Steam users.
Lego Worlds is available through Steam’s “early access” program, which lets gamers have access to games still in development (provided that you pay for them of course). If you grew up playing with Lego bricks or the generic alternatives, then chances are you’ll find some pleasure in Minecraft. So it’s safe to say that Lego isn’t exactly ripping off Markus Persson. Rather, we could consider the relationship to be mutually beneficial. Lego did launch a Minecraft-themed set back in 2012 after all.
So what can you do in Lego Worlds that you can’t do in Minecraft? We don’t know too much the extent to which Lego is willing to go to copy Minecraft. What we do know from the early access is players can populate their own worlds with “weird and wonderful characters, creatures, models, and driveable vehicles, and then play our [their] own unique adventures.”
The game is currently only available to gamers on the Windows platform, with the full version expected to launch early next year.