It’s almost been a year since the LEGO The Hobbit Video Game was released which included the first two films in The Hobbit trilogy with An Unexpected Journey and Desolation of Smaug. Many fans have been waiting for a DLC for The Battle of Five Armies to complete the trilogy and TT Games has been pretty mum on whether or not a DLC would even be coming out.
Gamespot today has confirmed with Warner Bros. that there will not be a DLC for the third movie. There are also no plans for a completely new game based on The Battle of Five Armies. Below is Warner Bros. full statement on the issue:
“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.”
It was stated unofficially last year at the London Toy Fair that the final part of the trilogy would come as a DLC that would need to be created. Time went by and fans have been asking when the DLC would be coming. I had no answer as there was nothing announced for it. Time when by and questions kept coming in with no response until today.
So there you have it. I’m pretty sure fans will be outraged about this and it will no doubt put a smudge on a pretty much a clean reputation for TT Games in regards to LEGO video games and their content. I’m actually surprised that Warner Bros. and TT Games would leave the game uncompleted like that as it just leaves the LEGO The Hobbit Video Game on a cliff-hanger with no ending.