LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Saga Receives Disappointing Compatibility Update

By Russ Milheim Updated:
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The Nintendo Switch has long been the only viable portable gaming system for players to game on the go. Sure, there are smartphones, but anyone who games knows how their selection of options is in a different category, to say the least. Thankfully, soon, gamers will have another option for on-the-fly sessions: the Steam Deck.

Steam’s official console will be the first true competition against Nintendo’s portable devices since the PlayStation Vita, which didn’t fare so well. What makes the Deck intriguing is how it's basically a portable PC.

So, in theory, it will allow owners to play PC-compatible games from Steam, as if they were on a full-blown computer. The problem, however, is not all games are compatible.

That list is ever-evolving, but one big upcoming game sadly has yet to make it on: LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

The Skywalker Disappointment

Thanks to the game’s official page on Steam, it’s been revealed that the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga from TT Games will not be compatible with Valve’s Steam Deck console upon launch.

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This could change down the line, but those hoping they’d be able to play the remade LEGO adventure on the new system will be disappointed.

There are other LEGO games that did make the compatibility list, such as Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Marvel Super Heroes, and DC Supervillains, alongside a few others.

Skywalker Isn’t on Deck

With the system not even out, it’s both surprising and not how The Skywalker Saga won’t be playable on the console. On the one hand, it’s a new device, so hiccups are par for the course. But then again, it's a new and highly anticipated game—one would think that making it compatible with the upcoming console would be a priority.

Either way, it’s something that is almost certain to change, hopefully, sooner rather than later. For those who still desperately want to play the game on the go, it will be released for the Nintendo Switch.

No matter where gamers play the upcoming LEGO release, the anticipation of doing so, in general, is likely to be at a breaking point. After countless delays, the game’s release on April 5 of this year is just over a month away.

It won’t be long before everyone will be able to relive the entire Star Wars Saga in brick format.

- About The Author: Russ Milheim
Russ Milheim is the Industry Relations Coordinator at The Direct. On top of utilizing his expertise on the many corners of today’s entertainment to cover the latest news and theories, he establishes and maintains communication and relations between the outlet and the many studio and talent representatives.