Developer TT Games has announced LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be delayed, missing its spring 2021 release window.
TT Games announced the push via a tweet earlier today. The developer cited a desire to make The Skywalker Saga the “biggest and best-ever” game in the LEGO series as the driving force behind the delay.
Thanks to all our fans for your continued patience. pic.twitter.com/tCDV9Ikftd
— TT Games (@TTGames) April 2, 2021
Announced in 2019, LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga retells the stories of the nine numbered Star Wars films through a humorous lens. While the first seven movies have received the LEGO treatment, The Skywalker Saga includes revamped gameplay and voice acting to differentiate it from past entries.
A trailer at Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live previously announced the release window as spring 2021. TT Games did not give a new release window but stated it would reveal launch details as soon as they could.
The past year has been a difficult one for developers, perhaps the most obvious reason being the COVID-19 pandemic. A 2020 GDC Survey of nearly 2,500 developers revealed about one-third of developers have had their games delayed due to the pandemic.
According to the survey, adjusting to a remote work environment was rough for some studios. Even studios that were well-adjusted to remote work saw some titles’ schedules thrown off due to partner studios not being prepared to work remotely.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga being delayed is the latest in a series of high-profile video-game delays. Housemarque’s PlayStation 5 exclusive Returnal was previously pushed back a month for polishing. WB Games Montréal’s Gotham Knights was delayed from the 2021 release window displayed in its announcement trailer. Halo Infinite was supposed to launch alongside the Xbox Series X/S last November but was put on the shelf for nearly a full year following a controversial gameplay reveal.
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga will be released at a later date for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, and PC on Steam. Stay tuned for more updates on this title as they become available.