LittleBigPlanet 2 has been delayed until January 2011, developer Media Molecule have confirmed on their website. In post titled ‘Important news regarding the release date of LittleBigPlanet 2’ the Guildford based games designers say they are ‘truly sorry’
“LittleBigPlanet 2 is a crazy dream, a dream to allow players to make whatever kind of game they want, but also to play though a great adventure of drama and excitement, power-ups, and cinematics. But like all of the most ambitious ideas, it can be a considerable challenge to turn these dreams in fun games. We’ve all been working like powered-up space ninjas and we’re almost there, but because we love what we’ve made, and we love our little sack-friends, and most of all we love all our fans out there, we couldn’t let you all get together until we knew we were giving you the best experience imaginable.
Which is why we’ve taken the hard decision to delay the worldwide release of LittleBigPlanet 2, originally slated for later this year to January 2011.
We know this will come as disappointing news for all you LittleBigPlanet fans, and believe us, we are disappointed too. We are a tight-knit team and we take enormous pride in our work, so to raise the bar we’ve set with the original LittleBigPlanet, a game that has been so embraced by all, we’ve agreed to allow ourselves a bit more time to deliver the experience that our great fans and community deserve. We are truly sorry, but hope you understand that we have to build the best possible game, as it is the foundation of our community.
On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LittleBigPlanet 2 prior to launch, so stay tuned.
Thanks for your continued love and support, it won’t be long – we promise.”
The news comes very shortly after LittleBigPlanet 2 community beta videos started appearing on the web, with players’ creative designs including a Street Fighter level and a LittleBigPlanet 2 first person shooter.
There is however some good news, which is that you don’t necessarily have to wait until January to get your hands on LittleBigPlanet 2. Media Molecule demonstrating a playable version of LittleBigPlanet 2 at Eurogamer between October 1st and October 3rd.
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