Sackboy: A Big Adventure multiplayer update is now live with cross-save and cross-play support

Sackboy: A Big Adventure has been updated with support for online multiplayer across PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, finally letting you team up with chums from across the internet to tackle the platforming adventure together.

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Online multiplayer supports up to four players at once, building on the local co-op that was available from launch. It was something sidelined at the last minute by Sony, just a week before the game’s release, as Sumo Digital raced to get the game ready to arrive alongside the PlayStation 5.

The update also brings with it support fro PS4-PS5 cross-play, bridging the generations of this cross-generational release, and if you started playing on the PS4 and have since snagged a shiny new PS5 (or have one wrapped up for Christmas), you can now transfer your progress from PS4 to PS5.

To do this, you need to load up Sackboy: A Big Adventure’s PS4 version, select Extras in the pause menu and then follow the instructions it provides.

The update to version 1.003 weighs in at a slightly chunky 3.16GB on PlayStation 5, though that’s obviously tiny by modern standards. We’ll add the patch notes to this article if we find them.

Behind only Astro’s Playroom, Sackboy: A Big Adventure was the main family friendly release that came out alongside the PS5. Of course, it (and Spider-Man: Miles Morales) was a cross-gen release hoping to reach as many families as possible this winter with all the charms of the main LittleBigPlanet series.

It breaks out of LBP’s side-scrolling platforming in favour of more 3D platforming with a real focus on multiplayer through the open level design and wider camera angle – this made the lack of online play a real downer originally. While charming and often wonderfully fun and inventive, it wasn’t our favourite PS5 launch title. For our Sackboy: A Big Adventure review, I wrote:

Sackboy: A Big Adventure starts off slow, feeling like a hollow reflection of the franchise, but eventually grows into its new 3D platforming elements. It’s at its best when it blends the new with the old, when there’s power-ups, side-scrolling and a meaningful challenge, but it takes a bit too long to get it together.

Source: PS Blog

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