LittleBigPlanet 2 to Improve Upon Award-Winning Formula

August 6, 2010Written by Jonathan Leack

Media Molecule’s creative platformer LittleBigPlanet has been a huge hit since it debuted in 2008. While the title was praised for it’s artistic charm, personable customization, and feature-rich online community, many found the multiplayer camera hard to tackle. With that said, Media Molecule is taking the necessary action to make sure that isn’t a problem when the second installment debuts later this year.

When interviewed in the latest Play Magazine issue, Media Molecule staff Alex Evans and Mark Healey revealed that the multiplayer camera in LittleBigPlanet 2 will be distinct to each player, unlike in the first title. During the interview, Healey stated:

“Now playing online – and this may sound rather techy and boring – you can have divergent cameras. This means “people playing on different machines can be looking at different parts of the world.”

During multiplayer sessions in the first LittleBigPlanet, there were several scenarios where the camera would become a hindrance, particularly when climbing spinning objects. Since the upcoming sequel has been proven to provide the flexibility to create full-feature racing games and more, the new camera should prove beneficial.

Look out for LittleBigPlanet 2 in November of this year, and if you haven’t already, give the Collector’s Edition a peek.