SCEA: No LittleBigPlanet Demo This Year
Earlier this year, PS3 owners were hoping to get a glimpse at both PlayStation Home and LittleBigPlanet before 2007 was over, but neither seems possible at this point. When we contacted Sony for any new information or updates regarding either a PlayStation Home beta or a LittleBigPlanet demo, we received the generic, "we have no updates at this time" response. MTV didn't fare much better, but it further helps to confirm that a LBP demo just ain't happening in 2007.
Originally scheduled to arrive on the PlayStation Store "this fall," the aforementioned demo is still MIA. MTV's Stephen Totilo cornered a SCEA spokesperson and asked about the missing demo. The reply was pretty clear- "I can officially confirm that there won't be a demo this year." Damn. Before this, at least we could hold out some small sliver of hope; fall technically isn't over yet, and we figured it would even make for a damn nice holiday present. Remember when Sony dropped the gift of that Gran Turismo HD Concept demo on Christmas Eve last year? Wouldn't it be great if they did the same with a LittleBigPlanet demo in 2008?
For now, though, we just might have to resign ourselves to the fact that we're gonna have to wait until next year. Chances are, Sony wants to wait until we're closer to the launch of PlayStation Home, which isn't scheduled until "spring." Oh well.
12/11/2007 Ben Dutka