LittleBigPlanet: 2 Million PSN Users, 725,000 User-Created Levels
LittleBigPlanet just keeps growing and growing and growing; by this time three years from now, the numbers could be so astronomically big that they won't fit on this page.
According to Gamers Digest, SCEE has announced that nearly two million players so far have joined the LBP online community since the game's launch in November 2008, and there are now over 725,000 unique user-created levels! The possibilities are limitless - as people are clearly finding out - and there have been levels inspired by everything from movies to music to other video games. Some examples include a "Jurassic Park"-themed level, "LittleBigPlanet Takeshi's Castle," and even "Huge Pinball Machine." In total, SCEE says "the game has been played more than 125 million times with players posting more than four million comments on game levels." Said Mark Hardy, European Marketing Director of Content and Platforms:
"LittleBigPlanet is giving people from every walk of life the opportunity to express themselves creatively. The game is just the start. This is Creative Gaming; never ending experiences that take on lives of their own through their players.
LittleBigPlanet appeals to a generation shaped by their networks and thirsty for great experiences to share with friends. Where LittleBigPlanet goes from here is up to its community; it is theirs to shape however they like. This makes it much more inclusive than gaming has ever been before."
Okay, that does it. It was the lone game from 2008 I truly regret missing and I've put off playing it ever since. Obviously, I have no excuses left and as soon as I'm done with Star Ocean: The Last Hope, I'm gonna have to go buy LittleBigPlanet. ...small Week in Review preview before it actually happens. ;)
Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet
4/2/2009 Ben Dutka