LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be missing next-gen features at launch

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga may be launching on PS5 and Xbox Series X, but it won’t be taking full advantage of those next-gen consoles – at least for now.

Developer TT Games’ lead hub designer Dawn McDiarmid told Official PlayStation Magazine UK that while the PS5 version of the game will load faster thanks to the console’s SSD, Sony’s other next-generation selling points – including ray tracing, 3D audio and the DualSense controller’s full functionality – won’t be supported at launch.

The video game sequel was originally intended to launch on just PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC in 2020. Following its delay to spring 2021, however, TT Games confirmed that it’s also heading to next-gen consoles – even if it seems it now can’t take advantage of all their features, at least where the PS5 is concerned.

That will be disappointing news to those lucky enough to have secured a PS5, but you can at least look forward to faster load times compared to PS4. And if the game is truly as huge as it sounds – with around 800 characters, 23 planets and 28 unique locations, covering all nine saga films and beyond – you may be very grateful for that extra speed.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will launch in spring 2021. Click here for our guide to pre-ordering the game in the UK, including where to snag the exclusive 30625 Luke Skywalker with Blue Milk polybag.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

One thought on “LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be missing next-gen features at launch

  • 24/03/2022 at 07:11

    What’s the point of pre order let alone buying the game in the first few months if you don’t get the advantages of the technology. Bug fixes, performance improvements patches, sure thing but no 3d audio support, ray tracing and or next gen performance. What’s the point?


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