PS3 LittleBigPlanet DLC Can Be Used on Vita

September 6, 2011Written by Cameron Teague

With LittleBigPlanet releasing on the PlayStation Vita, it would make sense for some of that content to make its way from the PlayStation 3 versions to the Vita. Peter Smith, senior producer for Sony Computer Entertainment, has confirmed just this, saying that costumes will be compatible between the two and possibly more.

In a gamescom 2011 interview with Digital Spy, Smith said that most costumes will be able to be transferred, and that Sony plans to port over as many as possible, with the exceptions being those with any kind of licensing issues.

Technically it was very, very challenging. Extremely challenging. Because we’re backwards compatible with PlayStation 3, so there’s all of the content across two Blu-rays and all of the DLC… there’s just so much content.

But actually, as we started to make the Vita version, we’re trying to create a slightly different experience anyway. So it felt right that you would go on the PS3 for the more epic levels, then you go on the Vita and you would expect a different experience.

Smith went on to add that LittleBigPlanet has “never been about compromise”, and that is why the Vita version is “totally brand new from the ground up.”

LittleBigPlanet for the PS Vita will be available next year whenever the Vita handheld launches.