Ah, “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.” The promised ultra-massive multiplatform LEGO videogame from WB Interactive and Traveller’s Tales is one highly anticipated. After repeated delays the title looks pegged for release on April later this year. The wait has been taxing, with antsy fans jumping on random factoids about “Skywalker Saga,” like us. We learned its alleged file size on Xbox Series (over 50GB). We’re aware of its celebrity cast from the films. That includes a reprise from young Boba Fett’s actor voicing the game’s adult version. Now we have another detail about the title according to Brick Fanatics, but one that’s a minus.
It seems WB Interactive-TT Games have yet to confirm if “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga” has online co-op. That may as well confirm that players can’t team up online in this game, only local two-player. It’s a shame because one previous LEGO Star Wars videogame did have online co-op. This was “The Complete Saga,” released way back in 2007. Then again, it’s not like online co-op has been a frequent feature in Traveller’s Tales’ LEGO videogames either. Only 2017’s “LEGO Worlds” got that option, aside from “The Complete Saga.”
It might be possible to add online co-op via software update to “The Skywalker Saga” after release. However that’s no guarantee. Still, other LEGO games from different developer/publishers have allowed players to cooperate online. The Apple Arcade exclusive “LEGO Star Wars Castaways” which we covered last year is such an example. The lack of online co-op isn’t a deal-breaker, but it would’ve been a bonus for a major LEGO videogame release. Remember, “The Skywalker Saga” comes out on April 5 for Xbox One/Series, Sony PS4/5, Nintendo Switch and Microsoft Windows.