Harrison: Sony took “absolutely the right decision” in LBP recall

Wednesday, 22nd October 2008 09:31 GMT By Mike


Atari president Phil Harrison has told GI that Sony took “absolutely the decision” in recalling LittleBigPlanet after the company withdrew the game from retail due to complaints about a song that contained two sentences from the Qur’an featured on the disc.

“I wasn’t privy to all of the discussions and debate that went on within Sony, but I know they would have thought very deeply about it, and at the highest level of the company,” he explained.

“And on reflection I think it was absolutely the right thing to do, because LittleBigPlanet set out from day one to be a game for the entire world – and if there was anything that accidentally detracted from that vision and made the game not fun for the entire world, then the game would have fundamentally failed in its mission.

“So I think Sony took absolutely the right decision – painful though it was, and frustrating though it might be for gamers who were looking forward to it,” he went on.

“It only seems to have heightened the anticipation, so I think it’ll end up being a win, and full credit to Media Molecule for turning around a fix as quickly as they did.”

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By Mike Bowden



  1. that_happy_cat

    Phil looks very calm there considering he’s locked in a deviant’s basement.

    That’s a comment on the photo, not a heavily veiled metaphor on his job

    #1 6 years ago

    No, surely he’s just putting across his ‘GHETTO BOY’ image??

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    Scary looking bloke.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Blerk

    So why didn’t you recall Alone in the Dark when it turned out to be shit, Phil? :lol:

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Gekidami

    Because Alone In The Dark was just crappy and not law-suit offensive?

    #5 6 years ago
  6. scratchy69

    No, no, no – he’s in the Dragon’s Den building, isn’t he?

    “I’ve come here asking for 25 million pounds for a 20% investment in my new game, Driver 4.”

    #6 6 years ago

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