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



  1. pjmaybe

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

    #1 7 years ago
  2. Gamoc

    LittleBigPlanet = one word, stop splitting it up!

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

    #2 7 years ago
  3. Gamoc

    Ah, that’s better – how strange :D

    #3 7 years ago
  4. Tonka

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

    #4 7 years ago
  5. patlike

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

    #5 7 years ago
  6. morriss

    Works fine for me!


    #6 7 years ago

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