2K is working alongside famous toy brand Lego on a series of sports titles, VGC has reported.
VGC's sources claim that the publisher has signed a new multi-game partnership as Lego looks to maintain its video game line after its exclusivity deal with the Warner-owned TT Games ends.
The line-up is expected to start with a football (soccer if you're in the US) title created by UK studio Sumo Digital. The next title will be an open-world racer, which VGC understands is currently in development at Visual Concepts. The football title is expected to launch later this year to capitalise on the forthcoming FIFA World Cup, while the racing game is earmarked for launch in 2023.
A third Lego sports title – based on a major sports franchise – is also in active development.
One of VGC's sources – who claims to have knowledge of 2K’s plans – has even suggested that these titles could potentially include characters from some of Lego's popular crossover licences, which include Marvel, DC Comics and Harry Potter.
TT Games has been making Lego titles since 2005, but VGC has been told that Lego does not intend to extend the terms of its exclusivity deal with the UK studio. It is not known if TT Games will continue to make Lego titles when the period of exclusivity ends.
Recent reports of poor management at TT Games could well have contributed to Lego's decision.
A spokesperson for Lego told VGC that "we do not comment on speculation about future products or partnerships".