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LBP Karting for Vita not in the works, says United Front

Friday, 4th May 2012 07:38 GMT By Johnny Cullen

United Front has confirmed that a Vita version of LittleBigPlanet Karting isn’t currently on the books.

Responding to a user comment on the US PS Blog, game designer William Ho said the focus right now was on the PS3 version of the game.

“We are concentrating 100% on making the PS3 version LittleBigPlanet Karting the very best it can be,” said Ho.

“We are not working on a Vita version at this time.”

LBP Karting launches later this year.

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  1. The_Deleted

    One game is not a blow to the Vita, but it can’t help that one of the PS3′s leading titles isn’t getting a port. Maybe they’ll see how the LBP game fares.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. mtnman3888

    I think there will be a LBP karting game on the Vita sometime, although it may not be a direct port but it’s own game. Can’t help but think that Sony is missing the boat by not releasing it for Vita sooner rather than later, seems like a missed opportunity to offer up a competing game to Mario Kart on the 3DS (I know there is MNR but that hasn’t shown any traction).

    #2 2 years ago
  3. DrDamn

    Hmmm. They didn’t do the Vita Modnation Racers – could be Sony are doing the Vita version in-house in the same way. Nothing he said contradicts that.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. diego-rbb-93

    Of course they arent doing it… Yet.

    Its simple to see that Sony decided to develop a new brand Karting game after Modnation Racers didnt succeed, and Little Big Planet series was a good excuse for developing it.

    Modnation Racers Vita was just an excuse to take some benefits easily for an unexploted game. However, the game fit really well on the handheld bringing all the PS3 content and adding more, and it pulled some errors from his big brother. The game deserves another oportunity in the future, but seeing that Modnation Racers was just born to be the LBP of Karts, it doesnt make sense to bring another game in the future.

    Not completely sure, but probably we will see in the future when the Ps3 game gets old.

    #4 2 years ago