LEGO The Hobbit launched nearly a year ago today as an incomplete experience. The game was comprised of only The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, something that we knocked the game for in our review. LEGO The Hobbit doesn’t feel like a complete experience, and it looks like it will remain that way.
Warner Bros. has cancelled The Battle of the Five Armies DLC. Though content from the third film could make a release in a LEGO The Hobbit: Complete Edition, or a LEGO Middle-Earth compilation, players who picked up the original game will not be able to complete the trilogy.
“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,” a Warner Bros. rep told GameSpot. “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.”
This is a huge blow to fans you shelled out $49.99 for the game when it launched. In a press release provided by Warner Bros. on the day of release, the publisher promised to release content based on the third film in the near future. Suffice it to say, that isn’t happening.