TT Games announced the upcoming sequel’s initial delay from 2020 to spring 2021 at Gamescom last August, but we’ve since heard practically nothing about the game beyond a few tidbits of information from a magazine interview.
Redditor anotheravgjoe has now analysed the social media accounts of TT Games’ previous titles (because what else is there to do during a pandemic?), and believes the game won’t actually arrive in spring at all – at least based on the studio’s usual marketing strategy.
By comparing social media posts around the launches of LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens, LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 and LEGO DC Super-Villains, anotheravgjoe determined that TT Games typically spends four months promoting its games prior to release.
The studio hasn’t yet kicked off that phase of frequent posting (i.e. at least one post every other day) for LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga. If its marketing strategy remains consistent with previous games, then, we might be looking at yet another delay for the highly-anticipated title.
That hypothesis is further backed up by the fact that TT Games traditionally uses at least one major convention to promote their games during this four-month phase. E3 2021 kicks off online in June, so publishers Warner Bros. may choose to use that event to give the game one last pre-release push. On that basis, the redditor reckons the game will arrive in August.
Their guess is really as good as anybody’s, of course. We won’t know for sure until Warner Bros. and TT Games finally come through with a more concrete release date – but you can’t blame fans for digging into the data like this given the current news drought.
That’s not to say we know absolutely nothing about what LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will deliver when it does eventually launch. From the exclusive physical minifigure bundled into the deluxe edition to the contents of the game’s add-on packs, here’s everything we know so far about TT Games’ ambitious return to a galaxy far, far away.