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Sony Plans To Turn Closed LBP Beta Into Open Demo

Everyone is going absolutely nuts over the LittleBigPlanet beta, as multiple gaming sites all over the Internet are giving away thousands of access codes. But you may not have to get lucky if you wish to play the game before its October 21 release date...

According to reliable inside information delivered by a reader, it seems Sony plans to open up the beta testing during the final week to give everyone a shot at it. Essentially, they produce the closed beta to generate hype and interest, and then open it up to the public in the form of a playable demo a week before the game launches. The tipster in question posted the following in the Blu-Ray.com forums-

"If you don't get in, don't worry. They are supposed to be opening up the public beta for the final week. Last I heard they were still planning on doing so, this closed beta is just there to generate a bit (a lot) of hype for the game before it releases. Basically they are talking about turning the limited time closed beta into a demo for the week before launch. It is easier to do this than to release a demo."

This info evidently comes straight from SCEE, and if that's true, there's no denying its validity. The concept makes perfect sense to us, too, so we're going to say we're about 95% certain this rumor will be proven correct very soon. For now, we have to say its unconfirmed, but we're definitely leaning towards "truth" rather than bogus. Thanks to our loyal reader for letting us in on the details; we agreed to keep this quiet for a while to keep the beta hype high, but now that hype is un-killable. So we figure it's safe to tell ya about this now.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

9/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (21 posts)

WaR_HaWk
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 10:32:59 PM
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awesome

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Fabi
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 10:34:41 PM
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I don't want any part of the beta. I've been waiting for the game for waaay too long, I can wait a few more weeks. I wanna bring it home and just be blown away by it, without having any prior idea of what the game is gonna be like.

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recks1jtp
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 10:39:04 PM

I agree with Fabi, I'll just be plugging away at Lego Batman and Wipeout HD until then to keep me occupied! But when Oct 21st comes around....HOLY CRAP!!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 10:36:28 PM
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Meh lol...
I'm getting sick of the word "beta"

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 12:33:46 AM

Don't forget FFVII Remake OMG

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www
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 4:59:01 AM

Me too,wat's next WESA!

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caliblue15
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 11:16:14 PM
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Good Find, Ben.

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AceTatsujin
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 11:19:14 PM
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ME WANT LITTLE BIG PLANET!!

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Jizmack
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 11:21:08 PM
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Amen ffgamera,

Great News Ben Imma have to go to neighbors just to download =]

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NiteKrawler
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 11:35:52 PM
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gametrailers front page has littlebigplanet giveaway...just sign up and get a code i think. Hurry and go!

P.S. This article plays into the recent rumored October 7th release date too.

Last edited by NiteKrawler on 9/30/2008 11:39:07 PM

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Jed
Tuesday, September 30, 2008 @ 11:58:40 PM
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I'm kind of getting sick of all the beta stuff. All the contests and crap like that. I canr keep up.

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LegioN
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 4:23:19 AM
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That game is legendary, definately worth chasing down the beta.. I can't believe how amazing it is!

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www
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 5:01:30 AM

No doubt,it definitley looks amazin,as to whether is gonna be legendary,we'll find out but in the meantime i aint chasin down no wesa

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tramp
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 5:59:25 AM
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ben,im sorry for goin off point and for promoting a different site.
but i've got news,GTA4 trophies.
check the link,
www.ps3trophies.co.uk/

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Skillz
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 8:27:23 AM
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I'm sorry this is off topic but :
I just checked Gamestop's website and I found Gears Of War 2 placed, labeled and, displayed before Little Big Planet. Now find this odd considering that LBP will be out before GoW2 and I think that LBP has more hype around it. What's up with Gamestop ???

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eLLeJuss
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 8:40:25 AM
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now we're talkin' :D

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 8:46:15 AM
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@ Skillz
gamestop aka xstop, promotes microsoft 100% n if u go and ask about lbp they'll probably tell u its coming to the 360.

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DIsmael85
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 9:41:57 AM

Hey now, I wouldnt say something like that. Also, Im not sure who makes the website, but it makes me angry sometimes too, but if you know better then a website shouldn't upset you.

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karneli lll
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 3:13:54 PM
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i know u wouldnt Dlsmael85, but you arent at the 2 stores in my area n those guys there just keep running their mouths

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, October 01, 2008 @ 4:55:00 PM
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I've even heard of faux box art for Xbox PleaseFixMe versions of PS3 Exclusives at Gamestop. Isn't that sick?

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Godslim
Thursday, October 02, 2008 @ 6:47:20 AM
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its already a demo man its a public beta its already gone gold its hardly a beta......closed betas r the real betas

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