Lego: The Hobbit “Five Armies” DLC Canceled

Owners of Lego: The Hobbit have been calling for DLC to end the game’s story – with the climactic “Five Armies” story shown off in the third Hobbit film – for months now. Unfortunately, their cries have been answered with a resounding “no.”

Warner Bros. has announced that the once promised expansion will now simply not happen, saying that the game now just “provides an excellent set-up for the concluding chapter of Peter Jackson’s film, The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies.”

It’s a disappointing ending for fans of the game, which was received fairly well critically, as almost a year ago the conclusion to the game’s story was promised in a news release, saying “The Hobbit: There and Back Again is planned to be available at a future release date.”

The Hobbit: There and Back Again was the original title of the third film in the Hobbit trilogy, before Jackson switched the name to The Hobbit: the Battle of the Five Armies.

It’s worth nothing in their announcement that Warner Bros. doesn’t explicitly say the expansion has been canceled, but instead says “there are no plans to develop DLC based on the final film of the trilogy,” seemingly going against their earlier promise to do so.

They’ve also confirmed that, at least for now, there are no plans to do another standalone Lego: The Hobbit game to finish the story.