LittleBigPlanet Taken Offlilne For "Essential Maintenance"
Well, it appears Sony is stepping up to fix many of the more crippling issues once and for all.
Many of you have complained about major lag, freezing, and a host of other issues when attempting to play LittleBigPlanet online, and Sony is keen to your concerns. They are taking the game offline today between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. GMT for "essential maintenance," but of course, you can still play the game offline if you so choose. Sony also says they'll "have some shiny new servers ready for when they get back," so that's more good news. It seems obvious to most players the current server setup couldn't handle the workload, and with so many problems and complaints, new servers should be very helpful. One of the biggest draws of LBP is its cooperative online multiplayer mode, along with the ability to generate your very own levels from scratch. It's the community that matters most - Media Molecule wants it to be a worldwide sharing phenomenon - and without a stable, reliable online system, all we really have is a world full of frustrated gamers. So hopefully, this maintenance will mark the start of a bright new future.
Once it's done, check it out to see if many of the more irritating issues have disappeared. We figure it's still a work in progress, but at least they're taking the necessary steps early on.
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet
11/6/2008 Ben Dutka