Hold on to your Sackboys, Media Molecule has announced that the highly-anticipated LittleBigPlanet 2 has been delayed. The game, which was scheduled for a release exclusively on the PS3 this November, is now expected to arrive sometime in January 2011. This according to an official statement on the developer’s website that goes a little something like this:
LittleBigPlanet 2 is a crazy dream, a dream to allow players to make whatever kind of game they want, but also to play though a great adventure of drama and excitement, power-ups, and cinematics. But like all of the most ambitious ideas, it can be a considerable challenge to turn these dreams in to fun games. We’ve all been working like powered-up space ninjas and we’re almost there, but because we love what we’ve made, and we love our little sack-friends, and most of all we love all our fans out there, we couldn’t let you all get together until we knew we were giving you the best experience imaginable. Which is why we’ve taken the hard decision to delay the worldwide release of LittleBigPlanet 2, originally slated for later this year to January 2011.
The statement goes on to express that the tight-knit (is that a pun..) dev team is just as disappointed as many fans might be, but that ultimately, the decision comes as the result of being the best thing for everyone involved. Also, the statement concludes with the promise that Media Molecule is “going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch, so stay tuned.”
We’ll of course keep you posted on any details as they emerge, but feel free to let your fellow Sackboys (and Sackgirls) know how you feel about the matter below.