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Crossplay on Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga: Yeay or Nay?

The Lego game to surpass all Lego games launched in April 2022. Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was released amid fanfare for all major platforms. The extravagant and ambitious title of Traveller’s Tales draws from the nine core episodes to date with excellent new content to enthrall fans of this franchise. You can play it on a PC, PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox (One, X, and S), and Nintendo Switch.

So, what makes Lego games popular in this age of complex strategizing and elaborate action or simulation? These titles have an inimitable charm that lets players enjoy simple yet gripping gameplay. The Lego-themed action and adventure is solid entertainment for different age groups. Plus, the Star Wars story – good as gold – isn’t ever un-enjoyable.

Does the new Lego Game support Crossplay?

Much to our dismay, the answer is a disappointing no! The title does not support crossplay, so you cannot play with friends on other platforms. It means PC players can only play with another player on the same channel (through a controller); it is ditto for consoles. 

It is an unsettling announcement in these times of collaborative gaming, with most modern AAA titles offering interconnected experiences between platforms. But it looks like TT Games and Warner Bros. decided not to include this functionality for some reasons – technical limitations likely the prime cause.

Tip: Some PC players use third-party applications like Parsec to bend the rules. You can choose ‘Arcade’ and host the game while keeping your session private. We must warn you to assess the risks before going via this route. Any internet downloads and workarounds will have a set of dangers you must guard against.

Despite the absence of online co-op, this all-new edition packs a powerful punch. It offers a fantastic roster of playable characters – yes, Obi-Wan Kenobi is there too – to make the solo-player experience also rewarding.

Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga gameplay

Does Lego Star Wars allow Couch Co-op?

Fortunately, at least, this is a yes. You and your friends can team up if they physically come to your place. All you have to do is connect a second controller. The option to play with another player will show up automatically. This local co-op option mimics the split-screen functionality of old games like Need for Speed. So, we guess it does have a certain nostalgic charm that will appeal to long-time gamers. 

LEGO games have always prioritized the family-first experience, attempting to bring people together through their fun and innovative content. However, from the looks of it, they mean people under the same roof.

Will Lego Games support Crossplay in the Future?

There isn’t any official word on this from the developers. However, it seems unlikely at this stage. These games have been around for several years and have never supported cross-platform play, although they are available on all core channels.

The lack of this feature received heavy criticism when the Skywalker edition launched in 2022, as many fans were disappointed by the absence of online collaboration. With the ghost of the global pandemic still looming in our every day, it seems unreasonable to expect players to physically meet up for a shared gaming experience – especially when most competitors have incorporated this provision.

Right now, things look bleak vis-a-vis crossplay for the all-new Lego title. Anyhow, the content is engaging and well-organized, which makes the solo player experience also quite enjoyable. Watch this space to check if anything changes in the times to come. Never say never in the dynamic gaming landscape where competition and audience demand can bring monumental changes over time!

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Deboshree Bhattacharjee

Deboshree is a technophile who loves capturing the evolution of digital devices and how they change our everyday. She is also a communications specialist who has worked with leading names in education, parenting, and consumer goods. Her work has appeared in many digital publications, magazines, and blogs.

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