Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga has been delayed

The latest casualty of this year's videogame delays is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, a collection of all-new brick-punching levels covering the three Star Wars trilogies. First revealed at E3 2019, it was later given a release window of spring 2021. TT Games has now announced it will need more time, and hasn't set a new date yet.

As the studio posted on Twitter,  "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."

Where the original Lego Star Wars adapted the prequels without dialogue, turning them into silent movie slapstick, The Skywalker Saga will be more like the modern Lego games with voice actors (not the cast of the movies, from the sound of it) performing scenes that retell the plot only with more gags. It'll let you start with whichever of the three timelines you prefer, so you won't have to relive the prequels if you don't want to, and features a bunch of playable characters from across the series. (In the trailer above you can even see Yaddle, the Jedi Council member who looks like Yoda with hair.)

There are still plenty of upcoming games to be excited about of course. Here are the PC games releasing in April and May. And while we're at it, here are the best Star Wars games.

Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.