Discussions on Little Big Planet PSP Have Taken Place
There’s not much debate as to Little Big Planet‘s popularity; the 3300 replies to this thread on the 1UP boards about LBP beta keys seems like a fair indication that people are extremely interested in the game — and that’s in spite of the PS3′s relatively small install base. Developer Media Molecule is dedicated to Sony’s platform with LBP, but might they consider bringing the game in some form to their handheld system? The PlayStation Portable has been notoriously lacking in the games department, and a portable LBP would be absolute huge. So it’s not much of a stretch to think that Little Portable Planet has crossed the minds of Sony execs at some point.
Speaking with Eurogamer TV (via GamesIndustry.biz), Medal Molecule co-founder Mark Healy talked about the possibility of a PSP version, saying, “There’s definitely scope for a PSP version. We’ve had discussions and talks, [but] nothing concrete at the moment.”
But what could a PSP version of the game be? Aside from using the term “companion product,” Healy mentioned that he’d like to give players the ability to create their own music to import into the game. That would definitely be an awesome addition to bring into LBP. Hopefully Media Molecule wouldn’t expect you to buy the PSP version to create music, though.
Either way, given the response to just the beta of Little Big Planet on PS3, a version of the game for PSP would certainly help Sony in their fight against the DS — particularly if those rumors about a new model turn out to be true.