Whether it’s for the PlayStation Vita or indeed the PlayStation 4, it’s likely that Sony are working on another LittleBigPlanet game. That much is obvious. However, rumours surfacing this afternoon suggest that Sheffield-based Sumo Digital are behind what VG247 are calling LittleBigPlanet 3.
The site also claims that the online portion of LittleBigPlanet 2 has become a “no man’s land” due to an increase in “death threats, hate speech, stalking, hacking and cyber-bullying”.
Sumo was formed from Infogrames and Gremlin staff, and was set up in 2003. There are currently 170 staff working at the studio, and have put out the likes of Sonic Racing, Outrun Online Arcade and, as you’ll know, the recent Cross Controller patch for LittleBigPlanet 2. That makes them a nice fit.
The recent LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita was perhaps the most complete of the bunch, with superb touch screen controls and a wildly inventive, open Create mode. If LittleBigPlanet 3 is for Vita, we’ll be happy, but if it’s for PS4? Well, chalk up another reason to dive into next-gen.