LEGO The Hobbit’s Final DLC Expansion Isn’t Happening

Back when LEGO The Hobbit was first released, we speculated that since the game only covered the first two movies in the trilogy of films, we’d likely see a DLC release in the future that completed the story—and when players got a hold of the game and finished it, they saw a “to be continued” message that seemed to confirm this would be the case.

There was, of course, speculation that the final film—The Battle of the Five Armies—might be released as a separate, stand-alone LEGO game, but that film has come and gone and it took until now for Warner Bros. to break its silence regarding the completion of the LEGO version of the saga. In a statement to GameSpot, they said:

“The LEGO The Hobbit videogame gives LEGO and Middle-earth fans a fun, new way to experience the legendary adventures of Bilbo and company as told in the first two films of Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit trilogy. The game provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies. There are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy.”

Well, that’s odd. Were issues with development the prompt to make this final decision, or did they know this long ago and chose to not say anything in order to sell more copies of the game? We suspect that they’ve known for some time—considering how quickly these games are created and released—but don’t quote us on that.

Either way, it’s got to be disappointing for fans of the game version of the film series.

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