LittleBigPlanet Creators ‘Stepping Away’ From Series To Pursue ‘New Ideas’

LittleBigPlanet Creators ‘Stepping Away’ From Series To Pursue ‘New Ideas’

Media Molecule, the UK studio behind LittleBigPlanets big and small are taking a break from the PlayStation series that has spawned two PlayStation 3 games and one PSP game. They’re moving on to “new ideas,” according to the studio’s director.

Edge reports from Gamelab 2011 in Barcelona, citing Siobhan Reddy, who says the developer is “stepping away” from LittleBigPlanet to direct its focus elsewhere. There’s an LBP game in the works for Sony’s new PlayStation Vita, but that game is in the hands of developer Double Eleven Studios.

Don’t fret, though. Media Molecule says its not getting out of the Sackboy business entirely.

“Loyal sackfolk,” reads the studio’s official Twitter, “please be reassured that we will always be involved with LBP, at least a bit, and there’s lots more fun yet to come!” And then they put a little emoticon heart at the end to show they’re sincere.

After two LittleBigPlanet games on the PS3, I’m pretty OK with this. Let’s see what Media Molecule can cook up next.

Media Molecule “stepping away” from LBP [Edge]


  • Yep, wise move. LBP 1&2 were brilliant, but it’d be good to see what else they can do rather than just keep doing more and more LBP. Hopefully Santa Monica do the same thing rather than going back for another God of War.

  • A Healthy approach. For the fans too because LBP is the type of game the community builds on and doesn’t really want to abandon to go buy a new version too often.

  • More developers/publishers need to take this course. I’m looking at you Nintendo, CoD… the list goes on.

  • Good for them, great to see a studio willing to take a creative risk and branch out rather than to lump us with another franchise spawning iteration after remix, and version 1.5 every 10 seconds like other companies.

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