Funko Pop game coming from BAFTA-winning LEGO game veteran

Funko, the organization behind the pervasive Pop! Vinyl collectibles has reported that it will produce and publish a big-budget video game, developed by UK studio 10:10 Games. 10:10 Games was established by Jon Burton, who additionally established TT Games, and directed and led the design of many LEGO titles – LEGO Star Wars, LEGO Batman, LEGO Indiana Jones, and a few others.

As per the press release, the Funko game will be a ‘AAA action platformer’, and is scheduled for release in 2023 for next-generation consoles – probably PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch – as well as PC. It is expected to have a ‘T for Teen’ rating.

Jon Burton established 10:10 Games in 2021, subsequent to leaving TT Games in 2019. During his time at TT Games, his work was nominated for 8 BAFTA awards. Burton won the BAFTA for Best Family Game in 2013, with LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes.

Prior in 2022, reports detailing poor working conditions at TT Games were released, depicting issues with harassing and crunch culture during the production of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. These issues dated back to the start of the game’s development in 2017.

Burton’s new studio, 10:10 Games, is depicted as being ‘formed with a vision to create a studio that is inclusive, collaborative and welcoming for everyone, a studio where the team is empowered to do their best work every day.’

On the Funko partnership, 10:10 design director Arthur Parsons said: ‘Funko is an iconic brand that truly understands the ingredients it takes to develop a world-class video game. 10:10 Games is thrilled to bring to life a new experience for their fans and video gamers alike.’

This won’t be the first Funko Pop! Vinyl-themed video game. In 2019, UK developer Mediatonic released Gears Pop!, a Gears of War-themed real-time strategy game. Be that as it may, Gears Pop! was intended for cell phones, though the impending Funko game from 10:10 Games is expressly outlined as a triple-A, big-budget video game.