TT Games has released a statement to state that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will miss its intended release window of Spring 2021. No new release target has been announced at this time.
Thanks to all our fans for your continued patience. pic.twitter.com/tCDV9Ikftd
— TT Games (@TTGames) April 2, 2021
The statement reads:
All of us at TT Games are working hard to make LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga the biggest and best-ever LEGO game – but we’re going to need more time to do it. We won’t be able to make our intended Spring release date, but will provide updated launch timing as soon as possible.
A game delay in 2021 is absolutely no surprise given the forced changes to video game development made over the last year and the inherent challenges of remote game development. This is not the first time that LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been delayed, with the game originally planned for release in 2020.
It’s also not the first time that a Warner Bros. game has been delayed. In fact, their entire slate of games for 2021 has slipped from their intended release dates. In January Hogwarts Legacy was shoved from 2021 to 2022 (something overshadowed by JK Rowling and a member of the game’s development team having distinctly bad opinions on trans rights), and that was followed last month by Gotham Knights also getting the heave-ho out of this year and into next. Even when WB’s games aren’t giving 2021 a miss, they’re being delayed. Left 4 Dead successor Back 4 Blood was intended for a June release but now has a new target for October.
In other words, game development is hard at the best of times, but now it’s really hard and a lot of games are getting delayed. Still, from what we’ve seen, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga looks pretty darn spiffy:
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will eventually be released across all major platforms, including PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.