Sony senior producer Mark Green has told Spong why the PSP version of LittleBigPlanet doesn’t have multiplayer – and why it never will.
Speaking to the site in an interview, the Sony man said:
“It’s a real tricky one with multiplayer, in that on the PSP, as soon as you turn the Wi-Fi on, you lose a third of your processing power [and] you lose a third of your available system memory for the libraries, and what have you.
“We were looking at it, and we think it might be feasible to do something the size of the mini-games in multiplayer. But something of the complexity of most of the levels just wouldn’t be possible.”
He added: “The bosses kept coming back to us all through development going, ‘What about multiplayer?’ It haunted us for a while, but we think we made the right decision.”
LittleBigPlanet on the PSP has been well received both by public and critics alike. Its current Metacritic score stands at 87.
LittleBigPlanet PSP was released in November last year.