LittleBigPlanet 2 Delayed Into 2011

That noise you just heard? That was what it sounds like when Christmas hopes are dashed around the world.

Media Molecule has confirmed on their website that its highly anticipated sequel won’t hit stores until January 2011.

In their statement, Media Molecule sys,

We know this will come as disappointing news for all you LittleBigPlanet fans, and believe us, we are disappointed too. We are a tight-knit team and we take enormous pride in our work, so to raise the bar we’ve set with the original LittleBigPlanet, a game that has been so embraced by all, we’ve agreed to allow ourselves a bit more time to deliver the experience that our great fans and community deserve. We are truly sorry, but hope you understand that we have to build the best possible game, as it is the foundation of our community.

While this is disappointing news for LBP fans, there is one silver lining. At the end of their announcement of the delay, Media Molecule adds one little tidbit that makes things a little better, saying,

On the upside, we are going to find a way to give more of you a taste of LBP2 prior to launch, so stay tuned.

We’ll let you know more when we do, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see an open beta roll out fairly soon. As soon as we know, you’ll know.

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