Yep, unfortunately you read that correctly. Media Molecule’s highly ambitious creation, LittleBigPlanet2, has been pushed back to January 2011. It’s pretty acceptable considering what the game offers and I’m glad to see the team’s making sure it’s all working perfectly (not that I haven’t come to expect that from them already). I’ve been playing around with the LittleBigPlanet2 beta myself and I have noticed a few minor bugs, but nothing too game-breaking. However long we have to wait though, I’m certain it’ll be worth it.
Here’s Media Molecule’s official statement and sincere apologies: Source
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 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 LBP2 prior to launch, so stay tuned.
Thanks for your continued love and support, it won’t be long – we promise.
Lots of love from all at Mm.
Disappointed? Admittedly, LittleBigPlanet was no stranger to delays…then again, neither is Gran Turismo 5. I’ve got my fingers crossed for you, Sony.