Sumo Digital has confirmed that when Sackboy: A Big Adventure launches next week in some territories for PS5 and PS4 it will do so without online multiplayer. The developers have confirmed that local multiplayer will be in place, but online will be added at a later date. Sumo Digital has stated that instead online will be added before the end of 2020 through a patch, with the delay required to make sure the function is working properly.
The patch will also add:
- Cross-generation multiplayer where PS4 and PS5 users can play together
- Game save transfers from PS4 to PS5
However, game save transfers will be available to those who upgrade to the digital version of Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PS5. This can be done digitally from the PS4 version or by using the a PS4 disc of the game. Local multiplayer will allow 2-4 players to enjoy Sackboy: A Big Adventure but if you were hoping to play with others elsewhere you will have to wait. The statement from Sumo can be read below:
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!
You can check out the trophies for Sackboy: A Big Adventure here.
Source: PS Blog