Media Molecule "stepping away" from LittleBigPlanet - Gematsu
Media Molecule “stepping away” from LittleBigPlanet
posted on 07.01.11 at 08:18 AM EST by (@salromano)

LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule is “stepping away” from the much-loved ‘play, create, share’ franchise, executive producer Siobhan Reddy has said.

“We’re stepping away from LittleBigPlanet to focus on some new ideas,” Reddy told Edge.

Media Molecule revealed LittleBigPlanet in 2007 at the Game Developers Conference. The new franchise went on to receive a numbered sequel, a PSP version, a PlayStation Network spinoff, and an upcoming PlayStation Vita edition. The studio was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment on March 2, 2010, no doubt due to LittleBigPlanet‘s success. The studio is headed by former Lionhead Studios employees Mark Healey, Alex Evans, Dave Smith, and Kareem Ettouney.

Regardless of Media Molecule’s taking a back seat, there’s still more to come for the franchise.

“We’re about to open Move functionality to the LittleBigPlanet creator community later this year,” said Reddy.

Read more about the upcoming Move update at the PlayStation Blog.

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  • rockman29

    I think that’s good news. They must have burned themselves out on two LittleBigPlanet games. They really must be technical nightmares.

    I must say though, I really think LittleBigPlanet would’ve enjoyed a lot more success with more intuitive platforming. I’m not saying LBP characters were terrible to control or anything, but I think the game would’ve been even more fun with tighter controls like a Mario game.

    Anyhow, wish them luck on their new project.

  • KingKelloggTheWaffleHaggler

    But I want a 3rd one =(

    Ok it better happen on the Ps4 then!

  • Indeed we don’t need the 3rd

  • DarthXehanort

    I cannot wait to see what Media Molecule invents in the future.