Box art - Sackboy: A Big Adventure

What is the Sackboy: A Big Adventure online co-op release date for PS4 and PS5?

The Little Big Planet mascot now has his very own video game, Sackboy: A Big Adventure. It’s a perfect title to share with friends and family, but, unfortunately, there’s no online cooperative play at launch. So, when is the Sackboy: A Big Adventure online co-op release date? Will local split-screen be available on day one? Here’s the lowdown on Sackboy co-op for PS4 and PS5.

When is the Sackboy: A Big Adventure online co-op release date?

Sackboy: A Big Adventure online co-op release date

Sackboy: A Big Adventure will hit PS4 and PlayStation 5 on November 12. The 3D platformer isn’t free like fellow PS5 launch title Astro’s Playroom (which is excellent, by the way), though it does come with the added bonus of co-op support. Unfortunately, Sony has confirmed that cooperative play over the internet will not be available from day one. That’s left a lot of players asking: When is Sackboy: A Big Adventure online co-op coming out?

The Sackboy: A Big Adventure online co-op release date is “by end of 2020” according to Design Director, Ned Waterhouse. Although there’s no exact online co-op patch launch date, provided that the devs hit their targetted release window, the patch should land no more than seven weeks post-launch on PS4 and PS5.

The development team at Sumo Digital “made the difficult decision” to delay Sackboy: A Big Adventure online multiplayer functionality to make it the “very best experience it can be.” PlayStation Blog broke the regrettable news, though, hopefully, the delay will make for a better product in the long term.

Does Sackboy: A Big Adventure have splitscreen couch co-op at launch?

Sackboy: A Big Adventure has full local couch co-op support for split-screen play on PS4 and PS5 at launch. Although users will need to wait before they can play online with friends, there’s support for local cooperative sessions from day one.

Sackboy’s 3D platformer features cool Death Stranding and Ghost of Tsushima skins. Here’s hoping that a Spider-Man: Miles Morales skin might be added in the future; Sony’s latest PlayStation exclusive is definitely worthy of the honor.