Some disappointing news for gamers who planned on picking up LittleBigPlanet 2 this year. Media Molecule have announced that the highly anticipated title will be getting pushed back a few months and into January of 2011.
Here is the official statement from the Official Little Big Planet website:
Important news regarding the release date of LittleBigPlanet™2
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 to 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.
While this is sad to hear that the sackboy creations can’t start this year it sounds like quality is the main reason for the delay and Media Molecule seem very sincere that the finished product will be even better than before. I for one would rather have a perfect game than a nearly perfect one and as dedicated as the developer is to the project and the fans of the title, it looks like this may be a bit more of good news rather than bad in the longrun and LittleBigPlanet 2 is sure to be a worthy sequel of waiting for when it launches early next year.