PS3 News: LBP2 Confirmed For 2010, Creation Taken To Another Level - PS3 News

Members Login: Register | Why sign up? | Forgot Password?

LBP2 Confirmed For 2010, Creation Taken To Another Level

Well, despite past statements from Media Molecule saying a LittleBigPlanet sequel would be "counterproductive," it appears LBP2 is very much a work in progress.

You will soon see an expansion on the "Play, Create, Share" concept pioneered by Sackboy and Co. when ModNation Racers releases later this month (and yes, you can expect a review very, very soon), but fans of the original LittleBigPlanet will be most satisfied with this news. It comes courtesy of the newest Game Informer, where Media Molecule divulged plenty of great details about the incoming follow-up, which will unsurprisingly emphasize player customization. In other words, if you thought there was plenty of user freedom in the original title, you ain't seen nothin' yet. Know why? You won't just be able to create your own levels from scratch; you'll actually be able to create your own genres from the ground up. Yep, you can make an RPG, a FPS, or a straight-up action game. The developers use examples of old-school classic titles you can recreate in LBP2 and just about all the restrictions and limitations you might normally expect will disappear. We're talking about enhanced AI and physics, and an overall level of customization that is basically unparalleled. Ah, but perhaps that's not the most important part:

They say the game will be ready to go this year. That means it could be a gigantic title for the holidays - perhaps along with Gran Turismo 5 - and that's good news for Sony's bottom line. And of course, you can expect to hear and see more at E3 next month.

Related Game(s): LittleBigPlanet

5/7/2010 9:04:07 PM John Shepard

Put this on your webpage or blog:
Email this to a friend
Follow PSX Extreme on Twitter

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Google Share on MySpace Share on Delicious Share on Digg Share on Google Buzz Share via E-Mail Share via Tumblr Share via Posterous

Comments (54 posts)

Snaaaake
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:29:44 PM
Reply

2010 is too early imo.

Agree with this comment 12 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:35:06 PM

No it's not!!! (pardon the emotion)

Last edited by Scarecrow on 5/7/2010 9:35:15 PM

Agree with this comment 5 up, 3 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 10:32:45 PM

2010 is just in time! LBP will still be around its not going anywhere! This is perfect timing and is a good move! The expansions could only go so far. bringing water into it with the pirates kit, was great but hearing what they can do now much better!

Agree with this comment 2 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Break_The_Mould
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 10:41:21 AM

Right guys, despite my love for Media Molecule, here's one thing that worries me:
It was only recently they said that 'making a sequel would be counterproductive'- I'd say it' safe to assume that when they said this, they were not making or onto any design phases of a sequel; and yet they say LBP2 is ready for this year. I hope that means 'end of this year' and that they get maximum time to make the game the best it can be, otherwise it would be a rushjob with almost unlimited wasted potential.

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

LightShow
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:31:52 PM
Reply

i see good integration with move. how much easier is level making when you can just draw your platforms?

Agree with this comment 11 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:39:07 PM

That's my only gripe with the current LPB. Creating a level is like giving your life away for 2 or 3 days...

I hope it's as easy as it looks in Modnation Racers, where you can just place things where you want at will without worrying 'bout BREAKING the whole level or any small things not going right. But for the most part it gave you a lot of freedom. The stuff created by the community in LBP is truly amazing. Heck, some even like my level :)

Agree with this comment 6 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Scarecrow
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:42:58 PM
Reply

An action game? An FPS? A fighting game? An RPG!?

*opens right eye slightly* I can't wait 'till E3!
It'll be 2 years after LBP and it's not just an expansion. It truly sounds like a full out sequel.

Just the fact that you can make an rpg is intriguing and very creative. Just the possibilities sound sick....

@Ben,
Here's your chance to make your very own turn-based rpg!

Agree with this comment 9 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

hellish_devil
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 9:53:48 PM
Reply

Damn it, Since the GOTY edition went Greatest Hits, I wa planing on getting that one, and now they anounce the second one!!!! I wish there were more time between them. And I'll pick up LittleBigPlanet part one, the part that everyone played except me anyways

Last edited by hellish_devil on 5/7/2010 9:54:02 PM

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

bigrailer19
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 10:33:41 PM

well why did you wait so long? the goty edition has been out forever and it includuded $30 worth of psn downloads for LBP, you shoulda been sold right there!

Agree with this comment 4 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

H8WL3R
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:13:22 PM

Good to read that you'll still be getting LBP GotY Edition). It is very much worth every penny IMHO, even with this news. Especially at it's current price point, which is basically the price of the DLC and the game as a bonus right?
Although I doubt you are hardly the only one to not own it yet(although probably getting close to it). :) Don't feel too bad though, I had bought mine a few weeks ago and totally dig it. I for one (along with bigrailer19 among many others I'm sure) highly encourage you to pick it up and genuinely recommend it to everyone else who hasn't. :D

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

johnld
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 10:03:31 PM
Reply

damn, i'm drowning in games. all these games for fall and we still got E3 to go.

Agree with this comment 8 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 10:14:35 PM
Reply

E3 with be massive this year. I don't play LBP at all actually, I realised it wasn't my type of game. I will trade it in for Red Dead Redemption and other games coming up.

I am unlikely to purchase LBP2 or any other cutesy game; they are just not for me and I have no time building levels and the like...

Move could work well with LBP2; and I am sure we will see this demoed at E3 too. Amongst other games such as Resistance 3, GT5, The Last Guardian and the like...

By the way, my most anticipated game is The Last Guardian :)

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Last edited by Qubex on 5/7/2010 10:15:10 PM

Agree with this comment 6 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

Qubex
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 7:50:59 AM

I can't think of a reason why someone would thumb me down for not liking a game... considering I have freedom of choice in this world... well, to some extent - 2 things you can't evade are tax and death; but for the most part you can choose if you have the means to do so... and even if you don't you can still choose to your peril... if you so wish!

Thank you to however thumbed me up to negate the thumbs down, some people do have sense!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Last edited by Qubex on 5/8/2010 7:51:44 AM

Agree with this comment 6 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

Shams
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:42:50 PM

I don't think you were thumbed down because of your choice, as much as your choice of words. I didn't thumb you down, but I will say you first comment was not Q-like. "Cutesy" and "not having time" are reasons expected from a MW-addict.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Milonakis
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 11:04:24 PM
Reply

Raises one eyebrow in suspicion. I am interested to see how this pans out. Hopefully as good as it seems.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Qwarktast1c
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 11:06:14 PM
Reply

all i'm concerned with is if my levels, created objects and purchased content will carry over

from what i saw on the wikipedia page for LBP 2, you can carry over purchased stuff

i hope you can carry over all the objects from the main game too. like costumes. cause i worked real hard to get ALL the main story content.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

dillonthebunny
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 12:58:42 AM

i will imagine it will, they seem that sort of company that will at least try.

Agree with this comment 5 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BlinkBoy
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:10:32 AM

All the purchased material will be carried over to LBP 2. Check out the detailed post in the forums under the Playstation 3 section.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

H8WL3R
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:19:26 PM

Here's to hoping everything's transferrable as well (at least the DLC, which would be nice to include the DLC in the GotY Edition somehow).

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

RebelJD
Friday, May 07, 2010 @ 11:27:05 PM
Reply

Show me what you got E3.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Mr Bitey
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 12:36:34 AM
Reply

Wow! LBP2 + GT5 + The Last Guardian = A huge win for everyone.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

jaybiv
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 1:44:47 AM
Reply

Wow!

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:52:17 AM
Reply

huh, guess you could not deny that seccond pay check ay MM?

this is why you can not trust anyone in this industry, because 99.9999999999% of the time what they say is a lie.

though im glad to see this, i loved little big planet and we have no where near enough platformers out there so this will be a great addition to the ps3 exclusive line up for this year.
i think in going to need a loan from sony though, jesus christ i thought the line up list from previous years was great.
i really hope M$ have some meggaton bombs to drop at E3 (which im sure they will!) otherwise it looks like my 360s going to be collecting dust once ive finished crackdown 2.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 5 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:20:45 AM

We can trust your negativity in just about any comment section though. LOL

I am looking very forward to this so that I can recreate many classic NES and Genesis/Mega Drive games. I wonder if Space Harrier will be possible. Gradius?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

___________
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:35:11 AM

so its my fault they lied to us?
sorry, but i cant help but feel a little betrayed when a company says to me there not going to do a sequel to their game, and than a few weeks later does exactly that.

BTW, apparently its being revealed in the gameinformer mag and one lines got me really worried.
there making the game less of a platformer and more of a "create your own game" styled game.
so if you want to make a RPG you can.
if you want to make a FPS you can.
great, we have very few platformers as it is, it looks like were going to be loosing another!
again what is it with developers these days and changing a well known famous series genre?
soon will have god of car and halo tetris!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 5 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 12:43:09 PM

A few weeks later? Those statements about a non-sequel were made back around January of 2009 when the game had only been available to the public for three months. In case you haven't noticed, we're now 17 months later, over two million user created levels, several patches, upgrade packs and creative kits have been released. The developers have had several meetings , discussions, and "idea parties" where who knows what ungodly amount of ideas have been thrown around, sketched, tested and implemented.

It's one thing for a company to make a statement like that (no need for a sequel) but it is another where they have come out and done the complete opposite and offered us an insane amount of upgrades and unlimited possibilities with this sequel. If you can't see the amount of time that is going to be invested in these new features by the gamers than you really don't know what a true sequel is.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DeathOfChaos
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 5:40:10 PM

Has it never occurred to you that, because you can make your own style game, means that you can STILL make a platformer game? Yeah, seems there's no more platformers anymore...except the fact that you didn't consider they're letting you make ANY type of game genre. Are you ignorant here or something? It's like you're complaining about a genre dying out, and then don't consider it a genre after complaining about it. Wow...

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ShadowRunner
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 1:35:20 AM

"i cant help but feel a little betrayed when a company says to me there not going to do a sequel to their game, and than a few weeks later does exactly that"

This is exactly the opposite of betrayal. Betrayal is when they promise a sequel and then cancel it.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

SplendidBlended
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 3:55:04 AM
Reply

I must say, I thought it was too early for another LBP... but after reading this... damn.
I always found level creation to be extremely confusing, though. I hope they make it a bit more dumb user friendly.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:21:32 AM

There's a snake in your salad!

Agree with this comment 7 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

kraygen
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 4:19:53 AM
Reply

Wow, they claim the ps3 is going to be a 10 year console, but at the rate that I can buy games I don't know. My ps3 will be at least a 15 year console because it will take that long for me to be able to afford all of these great games that keep piling onto store shelves.

Agree with this comment 3 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:22:15 AM

Time to get that second job so that you can pay for the games yet still have no time for them, huh? LOL

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:19:22 AM
Reply

I bought the first one, too bad I have no imagination otherwise i'll still be playing it

Agree with this comment 1 up, 4 down Disagree with this comment

Imagi
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 7:32:17 AM

Your loss.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

TEG3SH
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 9:38:35 AM

I know its my bad loss, but its not like I can change it, Y'all got me wrong i loved the Game but I SUCK AT IT, thought it was way too much time consuming thats all

Agree with this comment 0 up, 2 down Disagree with this comment

Lotusflow3r
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 8:22:48 AM
Reply

OMG.

On one hand, i'm thinking, too early but, then you're told the details and i absolutely WANT.

Probably game of the year again!

This is huge news! Follow up to one of the best games ever made!

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

FullmetalX10
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 8:43:31 AM
Reply

Hol' up, make your own genre? damn, now they've done it, people won't have to buy games any more, they can just infinitely play user created content.
I just hope all the LBP user-created content ports over to LBP2, else all those people's hours will be washed away.

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DeathOfChaos
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 5:34:49 PM

Why not just call this one Little Big Universe? This way, it's not just a planet to create, it's the Universe!! That way, not only doesn't it fit with the game being a much broader experience, it fits along with the fact that it's not just a sequel, it's a brand new game. That way, people who still have Little Big Planet have their Little Big Planet levels, and Little Big Universe would have their universe of levels; like a planet for each different genre of game. Hell, they could make Little Big Universe where the levels made on their Little Big Planet could be explored. Like you could visit the Little Big Planet server from the Little Big Universe server. I hope it turns out like that, because LBP can't be a sequel, you'd have to include all the levels ever made, wouldn't you? lol.

Agree with this comment 2 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:27:07 PM

@DOC, that name popped in my head too. This is going to be something truly incredible and I hope it is a system seller.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Mysterio Spyder
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 8:50:01 AM
Reply

in the words of Homer Simpson "YYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!"

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

rogers71
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 2:53:32 PM

Are you sure that was Homer? It could have been Lil Jon. lol

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 5:13:10 PM

Damn,
that "yes" sounded more like Richard Simmons getting his butt waxed again

Agree with this comment 0 up, 1 down Disagree with this comment

sonic1899
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 10:21:22 AM
Reply

I'm more worried if that layer glitch material isn't compatible. Several levels, including 3 of mine, use it

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

sticklife
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 12:53:41 PM
Reply

Such a small team taking up a task so huge, I really hope they do well.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

DeathOfChaos
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 5:28:11 PM
Reply

That's pretty bad ass! I'll be getting it ASAP! Imagine making a parody of your favorite (or least favorite) Final Fantasy, or making your own fan story from God of War true? That would be awesome! =D

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Mornelithe
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 6:21:42 PM
Reply

Day 1 buy, absolutely.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ghinasky
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 8:47:03 PM
Reply

PlayStation Move Killer App contender? We will soon find out.

If you want a full valued game then LBP2 might just be the Holy Grail of PS3 games.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Saturday, May 08, 2010 @ 11:28:32 PM
Reply

3D Sackboy Game Heroes? Eh? Eh?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

ShadowRunner
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 1:33:18 AM
Reply

I wonder how they will manage to finish Mod Nation Racer and LBP2 this year!!!

Agree with this comment 1 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 5:16:33 PM
Reply

OK, who's going to do a satire level for Duke Nukem ForNever???

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 10:35:13 AM

It's already been done but won't get released yet...

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

BikerSaint
Sunday, May 09, 2010 @ 5:26:59 PM
Reply

I'm not sure if I understood your post correctly, but if I did, ModNation Racer isn't being made by "Media Molecule".

ModN R's being done by a completely different developer....."United Front Games", but just using the same new type of "Play, Create, Share" genre.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

fluffer nutter
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 10:35:46 AM

Which post are you replying to because you're not below anyone's post or attached to it?

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Nynja
Monday, May 10, 2010 @ 9:15:27 AM
Reply

Just saw the trailer for this on the PlayStation Blog. All I have to say is;

WOW.

Agree with this comment 0 up, 0 down Disagree with this comment

Leave a Comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

Our Poll

What do you think about The Last Of Us: Remastered?
Fantastic! Can't wait to get it!
Good, not sure if I'll buy immediately.
Eh, not bad, but I don't care.
It's just a stupid money grab.

Previous Poll Results