Tue, Jul 19, 2011 | 17:09 BST
Sony signs LBP Vita developer Double Eleven to exclusivity deal
Sony’s announced that its signed LittleBigPlanet Vita developer Double Eleven to a deal which sees it working with PlayStation platforms.
The UK developer – formed by ex-Rockstar Leeds staff, will work on new titles as well as LittleBigPlanet for Sony platforms – with the main focus being Vita, according to the terms of the deal.
“Double Eleven are one of the most exciting developers to emerge onto the development scene in recent years, their technical expertise makes them a great fit for LittleBigPlanet on PS Vita and we’ve very pleased with the progress the team have made on this hugely anticipated title,” said SCE WWS SVP, Michael Denny,
“For us to become strong partners with Sony at such a crucial stage in our own development underlines the unswerving commitment we have made to the quality of our production, added Double Eleven CEO, Lee Hutchinson.
“It is a testament to the hard work of all the exceptional team here at Double Eleven and we’re delighted that this agreement will help our company grow and flourish, working on prestigious titles, on leading-edge platforms. The opportunity to work so closely with Sony is simply fantastic and we look forward to a truly exciting new phase in our own development, with the absolute intention to become a world-class studio.”
LBP Vita was formally announced back at E3 last month during Sony’s press conference.