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Sony Brings Another Studio into the Family

July 20, 2011 Written by Cameron Teague

Just last month Sony brought in augmented reality (AR) specialists, Novarama Technology, to work exclusively for Sony and the PlayStation Vita. Now fast forward to this month and Sony has decided to partner with Double Eleven, who right now is working on LittleBigPlanet for the PlayStation Vita.

Double Eleven is a UK Studio formed by former Rockstar Leeds lead engineers back in 2010. This deal will not only have the developer working on LBP for the PS Vita, but also new titles for Sony platforms. One thing you can see from the two recent partnerships is that Sony is serious about the Vita and about pushing gaming to new heights.

SCE Worldwide Studios Europe senior vice president Michael Denny had the following to say:

Double Eleven are one of the most exciting developers to emerge onto the development scene in recent years, their technical expertise makes them a great fit for LittleBigPlanet on PS Vita and we’ve very pleased with the progress the team have made on this hugely anticipated title.

Double Eleven CEO Lee Hutchinson chimed in with his enthusiasm about the new partnership:

For us to become strong partners with Sony at such a crucial stage in our own development underlines the unswerving commitment we have made to the quality of our production. We look forward to a truly exciting new phase in our own development, with the absolute intention to become a world-class studio.

From what we played at E3 of LittleBigPlanet on the PS Vita, it is a very impressive title and we can’t wait to see what else this developer can do in the future.

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