Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga reportedly not getting online co-op after launch

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After speculation about Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga getting online co-op after launch, one reporter has indicated that won't be the case.

Yesterday on March 24, the official TT Games Twitter account replied to a user asking about the possibility of online co-op in the forthcoming Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. Unfortunately, the developer's Twitter account shot down the query surrounding online co-op, stating that the upcoming Lego game would merely have local co-op for split-screen players.

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This has led plenty of fans to speculate that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga might get online co-op further down the line. You need only look at Twitter to see fans voicing their disappointment over the lack of the feature in the new game, and hoping that it'll be added at some point in the future.

However, according to reporter Jack Yarwood, that won't be the case. Yarwood, who previously reported on extensive crunch at TT Games through development of Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (via Polygon), poured cold water on the possibility of online co-op being added in post-launch, revealing that it was originally cut during development as the project sped towards launch.

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While development reportedly continued on multiplayer after the feature was axed, Yarwood also states that "the belief internally was this additional work wasn't even directly related to Skywalker Saga, but to produce a network demo" to prove the ongoing viability of the studio's unreliable internal engine, NTT.

Yarwood seriously doubts online co-op will ever come to The Skywalker Saga, and for good reason. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is set to launch early next month on April 5, across PC, PlayStation, and Xbox consoles alike, bringing all nine mainline Star Wars movies to blocky Lego action.

Check out our Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga preview to see why it's the end of an era for TT Games.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.