LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga looks set to be the largest and most sprawling TT Games title to date, with nine films to play through and an entire galaxy far, far away to explore. There will also be side quests, new aiming and combat systems, upgradeable abilities and much more.
What hasn’t yet been confirmed is whether the game will support online co-op, a mode that’s only been included in a handful of LEGO video games to date (including LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga and LEGO Worlds). LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga would be the perfect opportunity to team up with friends, but it now seems it’s a feature that will have to wait for another day.
That’s because The Family Video Game Database claims that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga can’t be played online, and will only support local co-op for two players. While this technically isn’t direct confirmation from TT Games, the developer has retweeted the site’s accessibility report for the game, essentially endorsing its info in the process.
In this current climate it would seem to be a no-brainer to include the option to play a video game together whilst being miles away from each other, but it’s a feature that TT Games is apparently still resisting implementing. It’s odd too, as other titles such as Gameloft’s LEGO Star Wars: Castaways and the LEGO Group and RED Games’ LEGO Brawls both have online multiplayer modes, so it would certainly seem to technically be possible to add it to LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.
It may be that an online co-op mode could be added to The Skywalker Saga further down the road as a software update, but we’re not holding our breath. With online co-op MIA, there is at least the option for players to tackle the game in local co-op. Players in the same room can team up with each other and the unique Copilot feature available on Xbox consoles even allows two players to connect their controllers together via Bluetooth to help each other out.