Warner Bros. Axes Lego: The Hobbit’s Five Armies DLC
Warning: this article brings bad news to Shire folk — Warner Bros has announced Lego The Hobbit will not be getting any kind of DLC based on the third movie, The Battle of the Five Armies.
When we reported on the new Lego Avengers and Lego Jurassic World games being announced, it seemed that a few Lego fans were a bit miffed. Why make new games when you haven't even finished Lego The Hobbit, they wondered? Well, now we know that the reason is simply that Lego The Hobbit is as finished as it will ever be.
The publisher then went on to confirm that there are no plans for a future new game based on the film either. Womp, womp. Despite a DLC based on the third movie seeming imminent in April when a Warner Bros. spokesperson told fans to, "stay tuned for more exciting news in the near future," there will not be a DLC coming out for its fans.
Since the game debuted in April of last year, fans have been absolutely bombarding Warner Bros. with questions about sequels to the game or an expansion that would encompass the third movie. You can check out Warner Bros' official statement below (courtesy of Gamespot), but spoiler alert: it's mostly just talking up the current game in an effort to make fans forget about the little tiny detail of them leaving an entire movie and ending out of the game — your standard PR misdirections.
"The LEGO The Hobbit video game 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."