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Sony Acquire Media Molecule |

Sony Comupter Entertainment has just acquired the LittleBigPlanet creators to become part of SCE’s global development operation. This is great news as we can expect plenty more LBP DLC and perhaps even a sequel in the furture. Full press release after the jump;

Acclaimed developer of multi-million selling LittleBigPlanet joins Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios

London, 2nd March 2010 ı Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that it had acquired leading game developer Media Molecule, creator of the multi-million selling and multi-award winning PlayStation 3 (PS3) exclusive title, LittleBigPlanet. Media Molecule will join as part of SCEs global development operation, SCE Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).

In a strategic move to continue to secure excellence in game development for current and future PlayStation platforms, the acquisition of Media Molecule formalises the successful exclusive relationship with SCE.


  • Good news 😀

  • JimmyMagnum

    yur gonna make oly cry because you beat him to it haha

  • Oh, sorry Oly but I got the email and posted it straight up.

  • oly1kenobi

    lol Iam def crying

  • Royalty32

    like we didnt see that coming.

  • oly1kenobi

    But yes, good news! LBP is a game you can go back and play over and over, with new levels appearing all the time. As for LPB2, I remember reading that if they make part 2, it will be a long way off, as the updates keep adding new features, such as the recent water add-on. Great game!

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  • EdEN

    Took them long enough. Hopefully Mm can do more than LBP, right?

  • Great now Sony has a potential Platform mascot. Sackboy could be as big as Mario of they handle the property correctly.

    The Games will come. The greater potential for LBP was always the spinoff games that could be created.

    I’ve always wanted a LBP “Mario Galaxy” type game. And when the Motion controller comes out they should make a quick hit demo game as a pack in for the peripheral. The game mechanics are all there.

    I’d also like to see Home get Sackboys.

    Overall a good move by Sony and especially now considering that they seem to have their markting house in order. Kevin Butler is great.

  • Royalty32

    I hope they jus dnt use LBp an jus an create, share type game. It would get boring and old very quick just like music games. Hopefully Sony has something else in store for sackboy.

  • Aquire talented studios that will make a long term return with quality games vs securing 3rd party time-exclusives is how you spend millions of dollars correctly.

  • JimmyMagnum

    well, they could always expand into racing games. Oh wait. lol

    what other genres could they really expand into, though? If Mm’s theme is user creativity, it would be pretty hard to effectively expand into genres outside of side-scrolling and racing (and yes, I know ModNation Racers is a different developer, but I’m just using it as an example), without over-complicating it and losing it’s general ‘feel’ that LBP left us with.