Fans of LEGO: The Hobbit will be left hanging as the expected DLC expansion which centre’s around The Battle of Five Armies has been cancelled.
Publisher Warner Bros. confirmed “The LEGO: The Hobbit video game gives LEGO and Middle-Earth fans a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy.”
A press release last year stated that the original plan was to conclude the game with the DLC, “Additional content based on the third film, The Hobbit: There and Back Again, is planned to be available at a future release date.”
There is no official word on the reason behind the cancellation as of yet. However, LEGO: Jurassic World and LEGO: Marvel’s Avengers both releasing this year may have something to do with it.