Rumor: Sumo Digital developing LittleBigPlanet 3

New PlayStation 3 title due for 2013 release?

February 7, 2013 / 08:36 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed developer Sumo Digital is currently working on LittleBigPlanet 3, according to a VG247 source.

The title, which is said to have been in development for “well over a year,” was outsourced to the developer by Sony and Media Molecule, claims the report.

Back in April, internet sleuth Superannuation spotted a Sumo Digital employee resume which said she was “currently working as the Creative Vision Holder on a Sony PS3 game due for release in 2013.” Sumo was also behind the LittleBigPlanet 2 controller patch.

Stay tuned.

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  • http://twitter.com/bolt7 Lee Sparkes

    Hm. Would this be Sumo’s first non sports (or mini-game) title, if true? I’m surprised they didn’t do any work on Little Big Planet Karting with their strong history in the arcade racing genre.

  • zakou

    I think that there really is no need for Little Big Planet 3 =/ they should change LBP into something else now i don’t know.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      We already have LBP Karting so what else is there to turn into? A helicopter combat game?

      Oh wait… Someone already did just that in LBP Karting… (^_^;)
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc8_oZyawvc

  • Zackasaur

    I always want more LittleBigPlanet. All five games so far have been phenomenal.

  • Elvick

    I figured MM didn’t make the LBP2 cross controller DLC. Or did they just do the patch? The wording is odd.

    MM doesn’t even do the costumes. They don’t really need to do anything with LBP for it to continue to be good. LBP Vita is evidence of that.

    And personally, I’d be totally fine with a LBP3. Hopefully it’s for PS4, because I’m pretty much okay with PS3 LBP. Assuming it’s true anyway.

    • weyou

      I disagree with you, I rank LBP 2 > LPB 1 > LBP Vita (story costumes and unlockable costumes look like crap) > LBP PSP (very good costumes overall)

      • Elvick

        You’re entitled to your opinion. :3

  • Kkdog4Sado

    I personally think it is a terrible decision to outsource LBP. Love SD but MM has produced nothing but top quality for the past 5 years. Also LBP3 needs to be a PS4 title. I hope Sony does not hurt the franchise with these decisions. Salt of course though.

    • drproton

      I might have thought that until LBP PS Vita came out. It’s easily my favorite iteration, and had little to do with Media Molecule.

    • Elvick

      LBP Vita is awesome, and LBP PSP was pretty damn good considering the PSP’s limitations.

      I think the only reason MM would need to return to LBP would be to make the transition to 3D.

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    If MM doesn’t have a problem with outsourcing to Sumo and helping them, I say why not? Look at LBP Vita developed by Tasier…

    • Elvick

      Double 11 and Tarsier did LBP Vita. From what I understand, Tarsier did the level design and had experience with the art style from all the DLC they’ve done for LBP before. And Double Eleven did the development of the game itself.

      Either way, the mixture of the two clearly worked out. LBP Vita is great.

  • HassanJamal

    A bit too soon, isnt it. They just released LBPV and LBPK last year and now they want to release another LBP? I’d be ok with this if it were on PS4 but not on PS3.

  • Potionzmaster

    So LBP3 is coming to the PS3? Or at least that was the plan at one point. I bet they’ll make it a PS4 launch title :D

  • weyou

    Hope it isn’t true. Sumo Digital is a good studio but nowhere as good to develop a main LBP one. I played all 4 LBP titles and LBP 1, 2 still the best, portable versions always lack something.

    MM, please don’t let Sumo Digital ruins LBP 3. I beg you….

    There is no other developer can make LBP feel like LBP except of MM.

  • Prodigy-X

    Im not to sure if this is the right move to let another developer work on it.

  • PrinceHeir

    PS4 launch title please :P

    • KurisuMakise

      Right here! OR at least Cross-Gen (PS3/PS4) with compatibility for PSV’s Little Big Planet =]

  • rockman29

    I personally do not like outsourcing console games from big and proven developers like MM.

    I am fine with giving devs reign of the portable versions which are easier beasts to manage

    Giving reigns on the console version is a serious business

    That said I think most of the tools of LBP are in place and are probably what will just plug in straight to LBP3

    I hope this is the right move

  • Aldridge517

    I’m ready for it.