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Phil Harrison’s influence on LittleBigPlanet was “pivotal”

Thursday, 26th June 2008 17:12 GMT By Mike

Alex Evans, co-founder of Media Molecule has told GI that former Sony head – and now Atari shoulders – Phil Harrison’s influence on LittleBigPlanet’s early days was “completely key and pivotal”.

“Obviously that then transitioned into Sony, and especially the team at Liverpool, and Michael Denny – I don’t want to downplay their roles as well. But certainly with Phil, at the very beginning, the amazing thing was that he got it,” said Evans.

“We pitched much more of a platform game, the physics and so on, and he was very instrumental in telling us to think about what it would mean to have user-generated content – to think about what that means for the community.”

This is where we say “more through the link” and actually mean it.

By Mike Bowden

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  1. pjmaybe

    AGH! Don’t tell me he had anything to do with it! I was looking forward to it!

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Gamoc

    LittleBigPlanet = one word, stop splitting it up!

    And this doesn’t surprise me, Phil was fantastic.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Gamoc

    Ah, that’s better – how strange :D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Tonka

    A little friendly advice to the editor of VG247. Make the text “link” a link. It is usability 101.

    #4 6 years ago
  5. patlike

    Tonka: Eh? Doesn’t that link work for you?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. morriss

    Works fine for me!

    Tonkalol

    #6 6 years ago