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No Multiplayer For LittleBigPlanet On PSP

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It was always going to be a struggle squeezing everything from the PS3 version of LBP into the PSP version. Something had to give. Turns out that something is multiplayer.


"The one thing we've lost is multiplayer," Sony's Mark Green told Eurogamer. "You've got full physics systems, you got full create mode, you've got all the aspects of LittleBigPlanet - you can upload, download, ad-hoc share with people - but we haven't got multiplayer".

"It's a trade-off", he elaborates. "The system is physically capable of doing multiplayer, but perhaps not with the full physics system. On the technical side of things you lose a third of the processing power or a third of the system memory just to do multiplayer at all. With those limitations we couldn't achieve it."


Hey, fine by us. Couldn't really see multiplayer being as viable on the PSP anyway.

No multiplayer in LittleBigPlanet PSP [Eurogamer]

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So, I absolutely love Little Big Planet. It is easily one of my favorite current-gen games, and I have downloaded a lot of extra content for it. It is my ultimate social game; I bring it to friends houses a lot and we take part in 4 player shenanigans that is an absolute blast, and not even CLOSE to something you can replicate by doing it over the internet or solo.

I was going to buy this game day one. I was going to jump headfirst into the soothing bosom of the packaging with arms and wallet open. My friends and I have already talked about how fun it is going to be to play it wirelessly, and I am in a band that travels around a lot, so local multiplayer is make or break for us.

Now, it looks like I won't be buying this game, as I absolutely will not play it by myself. I'm bummed, and Media Molecule, though their reasoning is sound, just lost 6 copies sold from my group.