Sony Provides LittleBigPlanet Update
It's one of the year's best - despite some slower-than-expected sales - and Sony continues to work to make the online experience better. Admittedly, the online multiplayer had a few kinks that needed to be worked out early on, but it seems Sony has already made great strides in that area.
According to a recent post over at the official PlayStation blog by SCEA Marketing Manager Mark Valledor, LBP has benefited greatly from Sony's tireless efforts. First up on the list is the moderation, which everyone has complained about at some time or another. The official response to all that is this:
"The level moderation process is something we’re continually improving. The small percentage of levels moderated have been done so after the community has reported them using the Good Grief tool. We never moderate levels that have not been reported in this way. The vast majority of moderated levels were due to offensive material, however we are evolving the way moderation happens to ensure that creators are made aware of why their level was blocked. More to come shortly."
We figure this will be an ongoing battle, but at least they'll struggle to stabilize the issue. And speaking of stabilizing, Sony has clearly worked on the servers, which now boast faster connection speeds and more reliability. The online stats are pretty damn impressive, too: 177,657 user-generated levels, over 1 million comments, and the total number of levels played online is over 59 million! The upgraded servers also allows Sony to improve the "Share" option, and they'll continue to focus on "getting the PLAY, CREATE, SHARE stats up and running on the Info Moon." So all in all, LittleBigPlanet is moving forward, and if you have any other complaints, feel free to voice them over at the blog. Our guess is that someone will read them.
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet
12/3/2008 Ben Dutka