News: But no news on their next project.
LittleBigPlanet developer Media Molecule has been acquired by Sony Computer Entertainment.
The Surrey, England-based company was the driving force behind the game's "Play. Create. Share." philosophy, which has spread to other PlayStation productions, such as ModNation Racers.
LittleBigPlanet has won over 90 industry awards (including a selection to our own 40 Games We'll Still Be Playing From 2008 list) and impressed Sony bosses from the minute they were first exposed to it:
?Since they burst onto the gaming scene, Media Molecule have proved to be a truly exciting and innovative studio, who have proved their world-class credentials with the creation of the incredible LittleBigPlanet,? said Shuhei Yoshida, President, SCE Worldwide Studios. ?SCE WWS is all about creating ambitious, innovative and ground breaking games, traits that Media Molecule clearly have. To bring them into our family proves our dedication to creating fantastic new experiences that we believe will cement our position as industry leaders.?
And Media Molecule seems very pleased with their new status as part of the Sony family:
?Since Media Molecule's inception, we've had a uniquely close relationship with SCE. Over the years they have consistently shown their dedication to Creative Gaming and Media Molecule, not only through their support of the company, but their willingness to take risks and embrace our often unusual approach and ideas,? said Alex Evans, co-founder of Media Molecule. ?What we've achieved already with LittleBigPlanet has proved this to us and we're excited by this new chapter of innovation and creative gaming, for all involved.?
Sadly, there was no announcement of what Media Molecule is working on next.
We'll have more soon.