Sackboy: A Big Adventure will no longer include online multiplayer at launch

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Expected in a patch toward the end of the year.

LittleBigPlanet spin-off Sackboy: A Big Adventure will no longer include its previously announced online multiplayer when it launches on PlayStation 5 and PS4 later this month, and the functionality is now due to be added at a later date.

Writing in a post on the PlayStation Blog, Sackboy: A Big Adventure developer Sumo Digital said it had made the “difficult decision” to delay the game’s multiplayer support as it needs “a little more time to get it right so you can enjoy it to the fullest with your friends and family”.

As such, it now anticipates that the colourful 3D platformer’s online functionality – which offers co-op play for up to four players – will arrive via a patch “by end of 2020”. This update will also implement cross-generation multiplayer support between PS4 and PS5, alongside game transfers between the two consoles.

While online multiplayer will no longer be available at launch, Sumo does stress that offline couch co-op party play will still make the cut for Sackboy: A Big Adventure’s PS4 and PS5 arrival on 12th November in the US and 19th November in the UK.