LittleBigPlanet developers Media Molecule have been gobbled up by Sony insuring that the highly talented bunch will exclusively work on PlayStation platforms. Considering how pally Media Molecule have been with Sony (allowing their Sackboy to become Sony’s unnofficial mascot for example,) I’m surprised that they weren’t acquired sooner. Nevertheless, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida is rather chuffed:
“Since they burst onto the gaming scene, Media Molecule have proved to be a truly exciting and innovative studio, who have proved their world-class credentials with the creation of the incredible LittleBigPlanet. To bring them into our family proves our dedication to creating fantastic new experiences that we believe will cement our position as industry leaders.”
Nearly two years since release, LittleBigPlanet has been continuously supported by Media Molecule with all manner of packs and add-ons. Countless levels have been created by Sackboy enthusiasts and it’s proving itself to have that all important longevity. Its only blip shall we say is the broken online multiplayer but all that may be about to change. The rumour monkey is doing the rounds online, throwing his bananas of curiosity all over the place as some speculate that tomorrow’s ‘surprise Sony sequel’ announcement could be LittleBigPlanet 2. A doubtful scenario when Media Molecule have gone on record to say that a sequel would be “the most counterproductive thing you could do” as it would fragment the online community. However Sony may have other ideas.