After multiple delays and not knowing when to expect its arrival, we now only have less than two months to wait for the release of LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. The game will include content from all nine episodic films set in a galaxy far, far away. But it will reportedly be missing one feature: multiplayer mode.
According to The Direct, console players (Xbox, Playstation, Nintendo) won’t be able to engage in any kind of multiplayer online experience. However, if you’re playing the game through Steam on PC, you can still utilize a form of “couch co-op,” meaning you and someone else can play together as long as you’re nearby.
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga, released in 2007, was the only LEGO game ever to include online gameplay. Most fans aren’t surprised that local co-op on PC is the only multiplayer option. Many don’t even buy LEGO Star Wars games for multiplayer functionality — they’re designed so you can (literally) fly solo.
This new game will function a little differently than previous entries in the franchise due to the fact that it spans all three film trilogies. Because of this, players will get to choose which trilogy they want to start with. So you don’t have to start with A New Hope and play in release order or The Phantom Menace and play through the story chronologically. You could start with the sequel trilogy, move back to the original trilogy, and finish the story with the prequel levels if that’s how you wanted to do it.
This is just one of many features that will make The Skywalker Saga quite unique compared to previous games. So the fact that it doesn’t have multiplayer mode really just means developers have left plenty of room for other, better ways to play.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga releases on April 5, 2022.