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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.

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"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."

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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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LordThayer
LordThayer

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.