Sackboy Going The "Social Game" Route?
We've already seen a couple LittleBigPlanet entries, but might the next be a little different...?
Social gaming continues to expand and this expansion is being felt in all corners of the industry. For instance, according to TheSixthAxis, there's a chance that the LBP developers are looking to make Sackboy more...Facebook-y.
Either that, or they're looking to create a full-fledged MMO. This evidence comes courtesy of a job listing at the franchise's official website; the position is for a Lead Community Manager and under the Requirements section, they ask for someone with "a strong knowledge and passion for games, ideally to include social gaming and MMO’s." Despite LBP's family-oriented approach to entertainment, it has never really qualified for the "social gaming tag," so this is an interesting find. What might be in the works...?
Media Molecule and the other studios involved in the creation of these titles are definite innovators. Maybe they're once again trying something very new and very progressive...only it involves the casual and the mainstream rather than the hardcore niche crowd. Guess we'll have to wait and see.
4/17/2012 9:50:28 AM Ben Dutka