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No Online Level Creation For LittleBigPlanet At Launch

Obviously, one of the primary selling points for LittleBigPlanet has always been the immense level of customization and creation. Not only can you outfit your own SackBoy, but you can also create entire levels from scratch using the game's in-depth and intricate building model. However, it seems the entire package won't be in place on launch day...

Evidently confirmed over at the official PlayStation forums, one of the game's developers has told us that "the ability to create with your friends online will come as part of the first major update after the game is released." In other words, while we'll be able to generate new levels with up to four people offline, the online creation/sharing feature won't be ready straight out of the box. When is this "first major update" coming? Well, he wouldn't tell us that, but he did say that this major online community feature is at the "top of the list," so it's clearly the biggest reason for that update. Even so, after hearing everything about LBP, many gamers may be a touch miffed when they bring home the game only to find online level creation isn't enabled. Let's face it; this game will thrive on the community, not on offline experiences - even if they are multiplayer - so it's essential that Media Molecule deliver this feature ASAP. Besides, it's one of the most hyped elements of this particular title.

LittleBigPlanet arrives on October 21 with beta testing scheduled to start on September 29. As soon as we dig up more information on the first update that will deliver online level generation, we'll be sure to let you know. We just didn't want you to be confused when you brought the game home on the 21st.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

9/22/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (15 posts)

tramp
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 10:47:55 AM
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Im not to bothered by this.
yes i want the game,and all, but offline mode will do me for lanch and when the patch comes out it will just give me more reason to drop R2 for this.
Plus i cant imagen this takeing that long to come up with,LBP just went gold.Which means that they've probabaly already started making it.

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OhYessss
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 10:49:31 AM
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Ow.... I am kinda upset but I am still looking forward to the game. Ben! What is there to do other than that online?!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 11:01:21 AM

There's a complete offline gameplay mode, as I understand it. Don't worry. :)

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OhYessss
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 12:34:00 PM

Cool, sorry it's completely off-topic but have you seen the new Lost Frontier videos on youtube? (Editorial - please!)

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Tim Speed24
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 11:25:00 AM
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Can you still play the already designed "Levels" online with friends. Let's hope so.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 12:16:21 PM

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you can.

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Cuetes
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 12:21:20 PM
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A tad bit disappointing but Im sure creating my own levels will hold me over. I got tons of ideas, plus plenty of games to play.

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:29:08 PM
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It better be a free update......

At least there sorting it out, it just gives me time to create in depth levels :)

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:31:00 PM
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Bazooka: No, I don't know what that is. But put a thread up in the forums if you want people to see it.

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OhYessss
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 1:45:29 PM
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Okay, I remember you talking about the PS3 Jak game a while back though...

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akiris
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 2:53:38 PM
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ok sorry i wanted to post on the other lbp so i hope u dont mind im going to do it hear any one that dont like the lbp theme because its to bright turn down the brightness and it looks rilly good still and u can read it all vary well sorry again

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Vivi_Gamer
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 3:10:32 PM
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Where can i get this theme, its not on the UK PSstore

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Zaben
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 3:24:43 PM
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Can we save levels that we create so we can publish them online when it becomes available? I'm sure we can, but I just want someone to confirm it to end my worries. Other than that, this doesn't bother me. The 40Gb worth of in-game levels ought to tide me over for a good while.

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akiris
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 6:50:45 PM
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i dont know i got mine from qore

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Alienange
Monday, September 22, 2008 @ 8:32:29 PM
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I'm disappointed. I can't get online with my friends and build levels until the patch? Makes me wonder what else isn't included. Looks like I'll be waiting for the reviews after all.

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