Last year, fans of The Lord of the Rings got to dive back into the world of Middle-earth with the cartoonish and hilarious LEGO The Hobbit, and although the game covered much of the events from the first two films in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit Trilogy, it appears the game will be incomplete with no plans to continue the game’s story and complete the trilogy.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment confirmed in a statement to GameSpot that while content based on the third film in the series, The Hobbit: The Battle of The Five Armies, has not been officially cancelled, the publisher confirmed that “there are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy,” and also clarified it will not release a new title based explicitly on the third film.
Following previous reports that an expansion would provide story content to LEGO The Hobbit to conclude the game’s story based on the final film’s release, it appears Warner Bros. has no plans at this time to develop or release DLC based on The Battle of The Five Armies (especially since it has now been three months since the film’s release), with the company’s full statement available below:
“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.”
LEGO The Hobbit is available on PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, Wii U, 3DS, PC, and Mac.