The online game arrives at Sackboy: A Big Adventure today as part of a new title update. * And with it a new opportunity to experience the chaotic, burlesque multiplayer fun of Sackboy’s latest getaway.
Our goal from day one of this project was to give players a great single player platform experience. But… we wanted this experience to be even better when you shared it with your friends.
Thought this would be a great opportunity to share the features and content you can expect to enjoy on your co-op adventure.
Levels of teamwork
You can play through the entire Sackboy adventure from start to finish with up to three companions. And we’ve included a set of ten dedicated teamwork levels where you and your friends will need to work together if you want to be successful. There are two levels of teamwork in each of the five main game worlds. In these exclusive multiplayer stages, you and your team will need to collaborate, coordinate and communicate to achieve your goal. And you have to expect that at some point it will become completely pear-shaped, often with hilarious consequences.
Guide, sharpen and grief your friends
There are a bunch of multiplayer moves to both help and annoy your buddies. Try to slap, grab and roll over other players. Then dodge before they do the same to you. Also, a word of warning: be careful when wielding the Swingamajig with other Sackfolk around. You don’t want to do anyone any favors … do you?
In addition to these fun ways to
aggravate Help your companions there are also cooperative emoticons for you and your friends to show your appreciation for each other with hugs, high-fives and bumps on the chest. You can unlock cooperative emoticons with collectabells or discover them in prize bubbles. Equip cooperative emotes in Zom Zom’s wardrobe and use them by pressing the D-Pad and having your friend stand next to you and also press the D-Pad.
The levels include rewards for high scores of bronze, silver and gold. In multiplayer, you earn (and lose) points as a team. To win big, be sure to use your x2 multipliers wisely, take out as many enemies as you can, and collect those high value collectibles. If you work together you can collect tons of points! It’s worth it, because when you hit the scoreboard everyone gets prizes.
Continue your progress
What if you spent a lot of time playing online helping someone else on their adventure? What happens to all those precious, hard-earned Dreamer’s Orbs that you discovered? Do not be afraid! When you return to your adventure, your progress will carry over to your local game, so you’ll keep all those hard-earned orbs.
PS4 / PS5 cross play
This game is a lot of fun in multiplayer and we wanted to make sure that as many people as possible could enjoy it with their friends. So we’ve included support for PS4 / PS5 cross-play. *
PS4 backup transfer to PS5
This new update isn’t just for online multiplayer, we’ve also included an option to transfer your PS4 adventure progress to PS5. To do this, just load up Sackboy: A Big Adventure on PS4, select Extras from the pause menu, and follow the instructions.
Hope this article has given you a good idea of the multiplayer shenanigans you can expect when bringing Sackboy online. We will continue to support the game with future updates, making adjustments and improvements to give you the best possible gaming experience.
Finally, as you may know, music plays a major role in Sackboy: A Big Adventure. The soundtrack really needs to be heard to be believed. And to coincide with the online game’s launch, we’ve created a brand new trailer celebrating Sackboy’s love for music, dancing, and dress-up. Hope you like it and can’t wait to see you online.
*Online multiplayer requires internet connection and PS Plus subscription; charges return until canceled. Age restrictions apply. Full terms: www.playstation.com/legal/ps-plus-usage-terms.