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Media Molecule Developing A New "AAA" PS3 Exclusive

Last year's LittleBigPlanet was a favorite amongst critics and swept the competition away at the AIAS awards a few months ago. Now, the capable team behind that masterpiece is hard at work on another PlayStation 3 title.

According to PS3Center, a recent job posting at Media Molecule has opened our eyes to their new project: a "groundbreaking, AAA PS3 title for Sony Computer Entertainment." They seek a programmer for the game and most people are automatically assuming it's a sequel to the aforementioned award-winner, but up until now, we had only heard about LBP for the PSP. We have also heard Media Molecule talk about the ongoing support Sackboy and Co. would receive through DLC on the PSN; theoretically, there is no limit to what they can do with that game. Therefore, some are postulating that we have no real need of a sequel as the original can continue to expand and grow. If the latter group of skeptics prove to be correct, what might Media Molecule be working on? They really started something with this whole "Create, Play, Share" philosophy; ModNation Racers is the second title - announced during Sony's E3 press conference - to embrace the idea, and we can only assume the LBP developers are going to say within that realm. In other words, we're not really expecting a big ol' FPS from MM. That would just seem...bizarre.

Anyway, we'll let you know when Media Molecule and/or Sony decide to lift the lid on this promising title, but we're certain all you LBP fans are drooling right about now. We could be talking about the next great PS3 exclusive...

6/22/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (43 posts)

Swim_Irr
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 9:47:46 PM
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Ya, I agree... there's no need at all for a sequel. i don't see one coming for a while.

i'm excited to see that this developer has decided to stick with the awesome console i have sitting on my media stand!

;)

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AceTatsujin
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:00:50 PM
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<3 WOOT!

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tes37
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:01:29 PM
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Whatever they're working on should be good.

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sticklife
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:02:36 PM
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Holy smokes, I really can't wait! I do hope they improve load times a bit. I wonder what it could be.

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:16:14 PM
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Heavenly Sword 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:24:28 PM

Wasn't that Ninja Theory?

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:41:40 PM

Yeah, but they left SCEE and are now under some other multiplat company. It's rumored to be under Ubisoft.

Heavenly Sword is licensed by SCEE so Ninja Theory can't really make the sequel since they confirmed they're going multiplat.

So that leaves MediaMolecule!
I really hope they're going for Heavenly Sword 2! The first one is amazing. Still one of the best games for ps3.

Short, yes, but every second of it is amazing!

Really hope MM is going for it

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tes37
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:39:15 PM

I would buy Heavenly Sword 2 in a heartbeat.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 1:07:08 AM

I really don't see MM making Heavenly Sword 2, just don't seem like that kind of developer group to me..

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kevinater321
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 8:54:16 AM

Ya, it's hard to imagine mm doing heavenly sword, thats just weird

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Orvisman
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 9:24:39 AM

I'd rather have Eat, Sleep, & Play and David Jaffe work on Heavenly Sword 2.

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Arvis
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 3:38:26 PM

...and then David Jaffe could rename his company "Eat, Sleep, Play, Create, Share." :D

-Arvis

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:23:48 PM
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Actually I kind of hope they branch out like Insomniac going from Ratchet and Clank to the likes of Resistance. LBP can continue to be upgraded for ages, no need for a sequel yet. Either way I'm sure it'll be gold.

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Kowhoho
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:24:58 PM

My hope was that perhaps the costumes could be used in the sequel. People spend a lot of money on those... Somehow it doesn't seem right for it to all just sit there along with the original LBP while everyone plays the new one. It would probably motivate me not to buy any of the costumes for the new version.

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Corak
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 2:33:42 AM

@Kowhoho:
same goes for the levels. people sprend so much time on them!
And that wounldn't leave much space for a sequel, so i hope there will be non in the next ten years.

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Bo0mKiiD
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:38:20 PM
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I still don't know what AAA means, someone throw me a bone please.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:49:12 PM

Basically just means it's of the highest quality.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:25:10 PM

hmm...shouldn't that be SSS then :P like mgs4, lol

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mustang750r
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:41:39 PM
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Little Big Gurren Lagann!

A man can dream.

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Oxvial
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 10:54:54 PM
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Hope is a Mature game LBP and Mod racer arent titles I want to play on my PS3 .

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Scarecrow
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:02:16 PM

Then don't play them

Everything doesn't have to have a gun in it.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:26:02 PM

LBP is easily the best platformer game this gen and the games I played with my friend last night (until 5 am) it's just never ending.

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Oxvial
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:50:19 PM

relax don't get mad cuz I don't like the same games like you..I don't like those games but I know they are of great quality I just think we need more exclusive matures games on the PS3.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 1:08:04 AM

I'm not mad =) was just giving an example about how much fun it can be, and time consuming XD

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Deleted User
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:11:33 PM
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It'd be interesting to see MM make a Sims competetor or something, like a realistic Play Create Share environment. though I'm not sure how that would go.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:26:55 PM
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i would love to see what these guys could do with a FPS, how amazing would that be, create your own weapon, level, and your own vehicles.

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jmo_INDY_Repub
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:33:13 PM
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then have people buy them for war.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 8:57:42 AM

hahaha

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Deleted User
Monday, June 22, 2009 @ 11:34:34 PM
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Sounds awesome, but there is no need for LBP2.

I would really like to see a full 3-D platform game maker.

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XJGunz
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 12:02:36 AM
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I would "L4D2 riot" Media Molecule's ass if they made an LBP2 so soon.

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Masterofallz
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 1:04:29 AM

"We have also heard Media Molecule talk about the ongoing support Sackboy and Co. would receive through DLC on the PSN; theoretically, there is no limit to what they can do with that game. Therefore, some are postulating that we have no real need of a sequel as the original can continue to expand and grow."


...Yeah.

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kratos17
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 1:13:20 AM

if LBP2 was announced they would definitely put more than 1 year of development into it

not at all like the L4D sequel

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Kempy21
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 2:50:53 AM
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if they do a LBP2 they should make it 7 people on one console because not many games make use of that feature.

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kevinater321
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 8:58:57 AM

that would be cool but i guess they could do that via DLC

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JoshBall
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 3:35:57 AM
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That is a good idea, definately need more than 4 people in a game at one time!

The thing is, which i don't think i have seen anyone mention yet, is the lag online when playing with a friend or something. I have a good internet connection, and all my other games are fine online, but this always messes up and is quite frustrating when playing with 1 or more friends.

Before i see an LBP2, or even before they try another game, i'd like to see the servers fixed so it can be a lot smoother. That would make the game ten times more worthwhile.

And yeahh i agree if it was a second lbp, make the levels and costumes loadable from the first. Not that i actually spend money on the costumes in the first place!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 11:46:11 AM

There's barely any lag in LBP

I play with a friend who lives in England and our gameplay is lag free.

There are SOME days where it'll happen, once every two weeks I'd say.

Most of the time it's stable

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Zubs
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 4:03:54 AM
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No LBP2 as the game is endless already, the new exclusive is something different altogether.

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Lotusflow3r
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 7:10:51 AM
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fantastic news!

MM are now new master's thanks to that 1 new masterpiece, lbp.

Can't wait for the new DLC as im a in depth creator on lbp! Working on something that probably has never been done before so, i hope we get something that may cater to that!

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kevinater321
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 9:02:07 AM
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I guess we have all come by the fact that LBP doesn't need a sequal, but here are some things that need to be fixed/added: Ladders,Water,Smoother Online, Even more DLC...come on guys help me out here what else does lbp need to make it even better?

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JoshBall
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 10:51:32 AM

You basically got it, more people able to play online together, and definately free from lag which it has currently!

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 11:46:59 AM
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^The game doesn't have lag. No more than any other FPS

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JoshBall
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 3:35:06 PM

you can't say it doesn't have lag, just because in your experience it doesn't. I and others i know who have it have bad lag all the time, and they have good internet aswell. I dunno, even if it does differ, they need to sort it out for when it is bad with people.

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JoshBall
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @ 4:50:58 PM
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btw i live in the UK, so maybe it seems you in the US are better off than us haha!

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