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Multiplayer cut from LittleBigPlanet PSP

Wednesday, 19th August 2009 19:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Sony has cut multiplayer out of LittleBigPlanet PSP in order to get it to work. Despite this, the game is pretty much ready for the handheld.

“The one thing we’ve lost is multiplayer,” the game’s producer, Mark Green, told Eurogamer. “You’ve got full physics systems, you got full create mode, you’ve got all the aspects of LittleBigPlanet – you can upload, download, ad-hoc share with people – but we haven’t got multiplayer.

“It’s a trade-off. The system is physically capable of doing multiplayer, but perhaps not with the full physics system. On the technical side of things you lose a third of the processing power or a third of the system memory just to do multiplayer at all. With those limitations we couldn’t achieve it.

“The PS3 had those three planes you could move around on, but the first thing we asked Media Molecule was whether we could reduce that to two, and they were like, well, most of the levels we built can be played with two anyway, so that’s not a problem.”

Since he and loads of others weren’t fans of the jump handling in the PS3 version, Green said that Sony’s Cambridge studio had improved on it for the PSP version.

Good to know.

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6 Comments

  1. Hunam

    Well, first off, the 3 planes thing of LBP was terrible, so glad that’s been mostly sorted, secondly, multiplayer was kind of the point, without that I don’t see why I’d ever have touched the main game.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    I’ll pick it up just for single player. I barely ever play the multiplayer in LBP, but the main story mode was well worth price of admission.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. theevilaires

    i think they should not make a psp version unless they found a way to do it very well

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Dr.Ghettoblaster

    From the looks of it, they DID find a way to do it very well….just minus the simultaneous multiplayer. It’s a handheld – sacrafices are a given.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. satsugai

    Looks great to me, no multiplayer doesn’t bother me. I don’t own a ps3 so I haven’t played LBP but this looks fun and I love customisation in games. Day 1 purchase for me.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. EuphoricActivity

    Here is a petition to the developers:

    http://www.petitiononline.com/PSPLBP/petition.html

    #6 5 years ago

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