Media Molecule “stepping away” from LittleBigPlanet

LittleBigPlanet creator Media Molecule is “stepping away” from the much-loved ‘play, create, share’ franchise, executive producer Siobhan Reddy has said.

“We’re stepping away from LittleBigPlanet to focus on some new ideas,” Reddy told Edge.

Media Molecule revealed LittleBigPlanet in 2007 at the Game Developers Conference. The new franchise went on to receive a numbered sequel, a PSP version, a PlayStation Network spinoff, and an upcoming PlayStation Vita edition. The studio was acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment on March 2, 2010, no doubt due to LittleBigPlanet‘s success. The studio is headed by former Lionhead Studios employees Mark Healey, Alex Evans, Dave Smith, and Kareem Ettouney.

Regardless of Media Molecule’s taking a back seat, there’s still more to come for the franchise.

“We’re about to open Move functionality to the LittleBigPlanet creator community later this year,” said Reddy.

Read more about the upcoming Move update at the PlayStation Blog.

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