Sackboy: A Big Adventure update adds online multiplayer today

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Sackboy: A Big Adventure update adds online multiplayer today

Stitch together plans with friends, because today’s the day for online play.

Online play comes to Sackboy: A Big Adventure today as part of a new title update.* And with it a new opportunity to experience the chaotic, slapstick multiplayer fun of Sackboy’s latest escapade.

Our goal from day one of this project was to give players an excellent single-player platforming experience. But… we wanted that experience to be even better when you shared it with your mates.  

Sackboy: A Big Adventure update adds online multiplayer today

I thought this would be a great opportunity to let you know about the features and content you can look forward to enjoying on your co-op adventure.

Teamwork levels

You can play through Sackboy’s whole adventure from start to finish with up to three companions. And we have included a set of ten dedicated Teamwork Levels where you and your friends will have to work together if you want to succeed. There are two Teamwork Levels in each of the five main game worlds. In these exclusive multiplayer stages, you and your team will need to collaborate, coordinate and communicate to reach your goal. And you should expect that at some point it will go completely pear-shaped, often with hilarious consequences.

Guide, goad and grief your friends

There are a bunch of multiplayer moves with which to both assist and annoy your chums. Experiment with slapping, grabbing, and rolling into other players. Then dodge out of the way before they do the same to you. Also, a word of warning: take care when wielding the Swingamajig with other Sackfolk around. You don’t want to do anyone a disservice… do you?

As well as these fun ways to aggravate aid your companions there are also co-op emotes so you and your friends can show your appreciation for each other with hugs, high-fives and chest-bumps. You can unlock co-op emotes with collectabells or discover them in prize bubbles. Equip co-op emotes in the wardrobe at Zom Zom’s and use them by pressing the D-Pad and having your buddy stand next to you and press the D-Pad too.

Everyone’s a winner!

Levels include rewards for bronze, silver and gold high scores. In multiplayer you earn (and lose) score as a team. To score big make sure you use your x2 multipliers wisely, take out as many enemies as you can and pick up those high-value collectables. If you work together you can rack up loads of points! It’s worth it because when you hit the scoreboard everyone gets prizes.

Keep your progress

What if you spend a bunch of time playing online helping someone else on their adventure? What happens to all of those valuable, hard-earned Dreamer Orbs you’ve discovered? Fear not! When you return to your adventure your progress will be carried over to your local game, so you keep all of those hard-won orbs.

PS4/PS5 Cross-Play

This game is awesome fun in multiplayer and we wanted to make sure that as many people as possible get the opportunity to enjoy it with their friends. So we have included support for PS4/PS5 Cross-Play.* 

PS4 to PS5 save transfer

This new update isn’t just about online multiplayer, we have also included an option to transfer your PS4 adventure progress over to PS5. To do this, simply load Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PS4, select Extras in the pause menu and follow the instructions.

I hope this post has given you a good idea of the multiplayer shenanigans you can look forward to when you take Sackboy online. We’re going to continue to support the game with future updates making tweaks and improvements to give you the best possible gameplay experience.

Finally, as you may know, music plays a massive part in the Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The soundtrack really does need to be heard to be believed. And to coincide with the launch of online play we’ve put together an all-new trailer celebrating Sackboy’s love of music, dancing and dressing up.  I hope you like it and I look forward to seeing you online.

*Online multiplayer requires internet connection and PS Plus subscription; fees recur until cancelled. Age restrictions apply. Full terms: www.playstation.com/legal/ps-plus-usage-terms.

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  • Please add an option to remap the motion controlled platform sections in the game, for a game with huge emphasis on accessibility, this is a huge oversight.

    Excited to play online with my buddy though

    • As a disabled gamer myself, I second this. There’s no possible way I can finish those levels solo do remote controls. It’s awesome that we can do multiplayer now but I would definitely like an alternative to an emotion controls. I’d also love an option to toggle rather than hold down the grab button.

    • Ackrin, one of your requested features is already in the game actually. Toggle to grab, I mean. Just go to Settings > Game Assists

  • This is great, finally I can play with my wife :P

    Please just add the DLC we already own to be available on thjs game :(

  • I’ll give it a go when I’m not so infatuated with Cyberpunk 2077 anymore. I do hope we’ll eventually get our DLC outfits because I’ve got so many, but I’m not counting on it since this game got rid of most of the customization. I can do without the stickers and the creation, but really want those cool outfits back.

  • monty fortune is destroying all my clothes in the basement where he live at when i dry and wash my clothes in the basement in the washer machine and dryer. so i would not have nothing to were at the game awards

  • This game puts a smile on my face every time I play it. What a wonderful game and an instant classic! Thanks for putting so much love into this game. I truly appreciate all of the little details in the game from the haptics when running through the carpet to how the sound effects seem to be tuned to the current music track. Well done and have a happy holidays!

  • You guys and gals are amazing!

  • anyone know the song in the trailer?

  • When are haptics going to be added?

    The current vibrations are so weak, it’s like there’s nothing at all.

  • This seems really buggy. I don’t like that the 10 aces in coop only seems to count if you host.

    Also, a friend and I did the carry friend through a knitted knight trial and get gold multiple times each and it never popped.

  • If anyone needs a partner for multiplayer trophies message me

  • This is the perfect couples game. My lady and I already know another couple we been waiting to play with.

  • Error CE-34675-5 continues to occur any time an invite is sent all feedback is appreciated

  • I have just one question… This Game will have it’s own story DLC? Like New planets with new levels? This game must live, the only way for that is an online and new DLC levels… PLEASE ADD A DA VINCHI PLANET

  • The game was solid for me until this update dropped. Now I have lots of odd bugs and multiplayer has been unstable even with stable, good internet hardwired. Hopefully better support than LBP3… almost didn’t buy this to begin with as Sumo digital did that game as well…

  • I’m a disabled gamer and struggling with motion controls please add an option to remap the motion controlled platform sections in the game, for a game with huge emphasis on accessibility, this is a huge oversight to those of us who are disabled thank you

  • Can’t wait to be able to play with my sister who lives across the country! Everything should have online play these days, makes it so much better.

  • Can’t wait to play this game as soon it gets below 40 euro.

  • I have been stuck on Going Bananas which I have successfully completed (76 orbs). The next level will not unlock. It has been suggested by some users to replay Going Bananas a few times and this will fix the bug. Is there a bug? And if so, how’s this resolved? This issue makes the game unusable after Going Bananas …

  • Needing 3 players to add me so I can play the multiplayer in friends in high places thanks

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