LittleBigPlanet 3 update 1.28 live on PS4 after server downtime

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Sumo Digital have released update 1.28 for LittleBigPlanet 3 on PS4. Despite the game being several years old now, the creative platformer recently re-entered the spotlight after LittleBigPlanet server issues and complaints from the LBP community.

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For those who haven’t kept up with the latest news, Sony was forced to permanently shut down servers for LittleBigPlanet titles on both the PS3 and PlayStation Vita. This was due to a DDoS attack.

LittleBigPlanet 3 update 1.28 is now available on PS4 and was released with the following statement:

Since the LittleBigPlanet server was brought back online, a number of additional fixes and security upgrades have been implemented server-side whilst we continue to work on some unexpected issues that occurred as a result of the server’s extended downtime.

LittleBigPlanet 3 Game Update 1.28

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It is our aim to keep the server and online services available for LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4). However, some of our upcoming fixes may require a short amount of server downtime.

If any additional server downtime is required, we will aim to give everyone at least 24 hours’ notice. Thank you again for your continued patience and support.

LBP servers were hit by what was initially suspected to be a DDoS attack in March, with intermittent availability over the weeks that followed, as the team maintaining the game sought to implement security fixes. It reached a tipping point in May, when hackers started to leverage their access to display custom error messages on players’ screens with transphobic messages, forcing Sony to take the servers offline while working on a fix.

LBP3 on PS4 still has access to all the LBP1, LBP2 and LBP3 levels, thanks to the iterative way that MediaMolecule and the Sumo Digital expanded on the series’ creative tools. However, all content created for LittleBigPlanet Vita has sadly been lost.

While there hasn’t been a new mainline LittleBigPlanet series since LIttleBigPlanet 3 released in 2014, the series mascot has starred in a different kind of adventure. Sackboy: A Big Adventure was released at the end of last year as a more straightforward co-op 3D platformer, albeit one without the creative elements that the franchise was built upon.

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