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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

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Comments (19 posts)

photo K
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:25:28 PM
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Everytime i log on to LBP the game always says "TimeOut Server error" or something like that. Glad they are just shutting it down and fixing it completely. I haven't gone online yet to play online maps. Are we able to go online and download maps and then always have it available on the HDD to play with friends?

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Advent Child
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 3:43:38 PM

No you can only play other peoples levels online

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Zorigo
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:42:35 PM
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well,from the sounds of the beta servers, i'm not suprised, but it will obviously be great once servers are up and amazing.

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tlpn99
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 12:56:54 PM
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Bought this game today cant wait to try it online im hooked already :)

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Ed_Wayne
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:04:45 PM
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I've been playing online since it came out and my problems have been minimal. Glad they are fixing it for those having problems though.

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tramp
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 1:38:45 PM
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have to wait till god damn cristmas for this,....thats 52 days,you better believe im counting. :(

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:14:03 PM

Christmas?! Wow. Sucks to be you buddy, but LBP will be in full swing when you get it.

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King James
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:14:15 PM
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FREE LBP!!!!

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tramp
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:39:08 PM
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free??? you b*****d.how did you manage that??

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Vivi_Gamer
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 2:51:38 PM
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Im gald they're sorting it out, god lord knows it needs it, it took me 30 mins to get in an online game, its made my ps freeze and once it even just reseted the game and went to the PS3 XMB, im really hoping they fixed it, becuase what i played of it, it was alot of fun.

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 5:34:57 PM
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see ben. this is why i said the microsoft servers and online was better than sonys. as far as i know these problems are very rare with the 360. but there are a multiple number of ps3 games that seem to have online issues.

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Buckeyestar
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 7:02:42 AM

It's not Sony servers, the servers belong to Media Molecule. Good luck trying to play your Live this Christmas when it all crashes for 2 weeks again, hope that's money well spent.

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Quincho
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 5:42:01 PM
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Good news they are fixing those bugs!

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karneli lll
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 8:14:49 PM
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i dont think its sony's fault coz i've been playing online for some time and i've had next to no problems

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LightShow
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 9:03:26 PM
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rocketman:

the only server issues i've heard of are LBP.

the rest are were/are in beta, like SOCOM, and it's precisely the point of betas to clear these things up.

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Deleted User
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 10:05:06 PM

see lightshow that is where you are wrong. socom was having problems too even after the beta when it officially released

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, November 06, 2008 @ 11:31:13 PM
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I was in the LBP Beta and yeah those problems were there, and they were so elusive that I'm not surprised some continue. The title is so massive though we see Sony stepping up to smooth out the wrinkles, and that is very reassuring. LBP has lived up to the hype, and that is such a rare thing. People who are waiting for xmas will have only one thing to do all xmas day.

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Gabriel013
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 1:04:04 AM
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I played without a problem yesterday evening. My only issue was a minor one; The load time of levels when you are in a party is quite slow but I don't think that will change.

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SplendidBlended
Friday, November 07, 2008 @ 1:28:56 AM
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This makes me very happy.
I've been having so much fun with LBP, but the lag was really starting to bother me... I'd be in a level with a few other players and the lag would make it so I just kept dying and they were like "Bunny, hurry up!" xD

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