Sunday, July 3, 2011

Media Molecule “stepping away” from LittleBigPlanet

Media Molecule has revealed that they are taking time off from LittleBigPlanet. For now at least.

"We’re stepping away from Little Big Planet to focus on some new ideas.” says Siobhan Reddy, Studio Director for Media Molecule, in the recent Gamelab 2011 event in Barcelona, Spain.

The unique puzzle platformer franchise has already seen life outside of Media Molecule, with Sony's Cambridge Studio handling the development of PlayStation Portable version of the game and both Double11 and Tarsier Studios currently developing the upcoming PSP Vita title.

With the amount of talent on their stable, only time will tell on exactly what those “new ideas” may be, but it's definitely sounds pretty exciting to me. I think it's a good move to step back from franchise for a while and venture to other fields. Milking the franchise by releasing new games with only a few improvements each year is what's ruining the industry right now and will only destroy the series in the long run.

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