In an unsurprising move, Sony Computer Entertainment has acquired Media Molecule, the small developer behind the big hit that is LittleBigPlanet. Already tied into an exclusivity deal for the PS3, this means Media Molecule is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.
LittleBigPlanet is something of a phenomenon. Whether you love or hate it, you cannot deny its place in this generation’s list of best games. With regular DLC and the ability to share and play user-created levels online, LittleBigPlanet continues to gain fans and win awards.
The guys behind the game, Media Molecule, have been rewarded for their achievements by being acquired by Sony for a undisclosed sum of money. In announcing the deal, Sony Europe studios boss Michael Denny states that Media Molecule will be allowed to carry on as before, and that there are already “exciting projects in the pipeline.”
This acquisition means that LittleBigPlanet and its rumored sequels will remain Playstation exclusives forever. And I’d suggest LittleBigPlanet 2 cannot now be far away from being announced.