Will I make it to the end of the year without buying Sackboy: A Big Adventure? I’m not sure I can wait for a sale as originally planned. It seems like too jolly of a time for me to miss this during the holiday break.

Helping resolve my on-the-fence-ness, with today’s update, Sackboy has online multiplayer support and save-file transferring between the PS4 and PS5 versions (look for an option in the Extras menu).

That’s important! Ten of the levels are specifically co-op only, and while there’s already local multiplayer in this game (for all types of levels), that’s obviously not going to work for everyone in all situations. If you ever hop online with friends or strangers, “your progress will be carried over to your local game.”

Another cool thing I always appreciate: online multiplayer is cross-gen, and that should help fill the ranks. I imagine plenty of people got Sackboy on PS5 despite having only one DualSense controller.

Astro’s Playroom seriously put me in a platformer mood, so it’s just a matter of time.

Sackboy: A Big Adventure update adds online multiplayer today [PlayStation Blog]

Sackboy: A Big Adventure now has online co-op and a PS4-to-PS5 save transfer screenshot

Source: Destructoid Sackboy: A Big Adventure now has online co-op and a PS4-to-PS5 save transfer