Sackboy: A Big Adventure is the latest Sackboy game coming to the PS4 and PS5 on 12th November 2020. Unfortunately, the online multiplayer mode has been pushed back to after launch, Sumo Digital has confirmed.
The game will feature local multiplayer, but the online mode will be added to the game via a patch by the end of 2020. The patch will also add:
- Cross-generation multiplayer where PS4 and PS5 users can play together
- Game save transfers from PS4 to PS5
The Sackboy games, including the LittleBigPlanet series, have always featured 2-4 player local and online multiplayer. In fact, some levels require co-op assistance to fully complete or find hidden collectables, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure is no different.
The following statement was posted by Sumo Digital on the PlayStation Blog:
We’ve made the difficult decision to delay the full online multiplayer functionality within Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The team have been working hard to ensure that online is the very best experience it can be for players and we just need a little more time to get it right so you can enjoy it to the fullest with your friends and family.
On launch day you’ll still be able to enjoy Sackboy with your household in offline couch co-op party play. 2-4 player parties can play through the whole game including unmissable co-op only levels.
We understand this will be disappointing for those of you hoping to take advantage of the online multiplayer functionality at launch and appreciate the patience.
Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to celebrating the launch of Sackboy: A Big Adventure with you all next week!