Rumors have been circulating the ‘net regarding Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet 2 and an impending delay. Today, the developer has announced the exclusive has indeed been pushed all the way into 2011.
Confirmed via the game’s official website, LittleBigPlanet 2 has been delayed into January 2011 from its original November release. The reason for the delay is the following:
“LittleBigPlanet 2 is a crazy dream, a dream to allow players to make whatever kind of game they want, but also to play though a great adventure of drama and excitement, power-ups, and cinematics. But like all of the most ambitious ideas, it can be a considerable challenge to turn these dreams in fun games. We’ve all been working like powered-up space ninjas and we’re almost there, but because we love what we’ve made, and we love our little sack-friends, and most of all we love all our fans out there, we couldn’t let you all get together until we knew we were giving you the best experience imaginable.
We know this will come as disappointing news for all you LittleBigPlanet fans, and believe us, we are disappointed too. We are a tight-knit team and we take enormous pride in our work, so to raise the bar we’ve set with the original LittleBigPlanet, a game that has been so embraced by all, we’ve agreed to allow ourselves a bit more time to deliver the experience that our great fans and community deserve. We are truly sorry, but hope you understand that we have to build the best possible game, as it is the foundation of our community.
On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch, so stay tuned.”
You can’t blame them, really. After the break-out success of the first title, fan’s expectations are extremely high.
Let’s all look on the bright-side: we’ll get a much more polished, feature-packed product come January, 2011.